Each Christmas we venture into the country outside Exeter where we find our favourite Christmas tree farm. Growing on the shady slopes we embark on choosing the perfect tree for our family christmas.
Our tree stand out for us, the yellow tag as been tied to a branch a few weeks before. By mutual consent this is the tree for us, the farmer kindly cuts it down and then helps us to load it onto the car. The adventure back to Exeter with branches hanging over the windscreen causes much amusement.
The tree decorating is one of the magical moments we always cherish, the familiar baubles and decorations are hung with care and often memories and stories retold as the home made decorations find their place on the tree too.