Ah 'tis the last night of Christmas and traditionally time to take the decorations down. It once was the case that you left them up until Candlemas [1st February] which I guess it was hoped would extend the cheer of the season through the dark days of January. We are picking up this idea ourselves by leaving a non festive looking fibre optic lit ornament in place. Hopefully with the two strands of white fairy lights we have up permanently we should be able to easily transform the sitting room into a twinkly grotto on any grey, soul leaching day and usher in those feelings of wellbeing and hygge. It's given me the perfect excuse to use the crocheted tree we saw in a Sussex village last month. Mr GBT kindly stopped the car just so that we could take a photo.