Tuesday, 13 December 2011

I've Got It UP!!!!

Yes, me AGAIN, blowing through your Blogrol like a big gusty wind round a chimney pot on a dark, dark night. I have been told to expect wind of an exceptional nature on Thursday AND this is not a reference to Mr Beastie's chick-pea curry. Britain is to be battered by stormy weather... will there be anything left of Scotland come Friday? Will Santa be blown off course and end up delivering a sack full of iPhones and Xboxes to a bewildered Muskox in the Artic? Let's hope not.
Meanwhile, this is the last post in my blogging marathon; I was going to do a write up of my toileting experience in Minehead, but a) I've forgotten what it was like and b) that's not really very festive is it?

So, here is my tree... the one you didn't think existed... it is too big to go in the space provided in the previous post, so I have put it here instead.


This tree is about twenty years old... and so are the decorations! Let's just say that back in the early nineties the look of the traditional Victorian Christmas tree was all the rage... and let's face it the more lights, tinsel and shiny bits on a tree the better!

And I think it's only right that I finish this Christmas themed marathon with another Christmas tune... this one was the UK Christmas no.1 in 1954 and was no.1 for 5 weeks. Let's hope our current X Factor winners can do as well.



Erm... think I ought to go and write some cards out now... and perhaps buy some presents.... where is the Baileys?

64 comments:

  1. Hello:
    There is certainly no denying that you have indeed 'got it up', so to speak and judging from the picture it looks set to dwarf the one which will, doubtless, soon appear in Trafalgar Square - but as if size matters!

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  2. The Top Hats: And I managed to get the star on top all by myself. I am only 4ft 11''... size eh? It's what you do with it that matters!
    Sx

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  3. Very tasteful with red ribbons. Shouldn't decs be a bit more brassy and a bit less classy?

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  4. Rog: *Falls over laughing* that's the first time anything I've done has ever been decribed as 'classy'!!!
    Sx

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  5. Mr Scurrilous: Werther's Original?
    Sx

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  6. Congrats on the lovely tree and completion of your blogging marathon!

    I was very much looking forward to your Minehead toilet report. Please post. It would be sort of like a victory lap and a star on top!

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  7. Mr Lax: Thank you... I do feel like doing a lap of honour... I might post Minehead on Friday, for the Friday Flush!
    Sx

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  8. Well if that isn't worth some decent swag from the jolly fat fella with the beard then I don't know what is.

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  9. Andy: I am hoping Santa will be generous this Christmas... a cuddly toy and a box of Matchmakers and I will be happy.
    Okay... I might be fibbing slightly.
    Sx

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  10. That's a very fine tree you have there. I'm sure Santa will stop to gaze at such a big one. "Toileting in Minehead," has to be the greatest ever blog post title.

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  11. What a wonderfully enormous and impressive tree. Not that size matters of course. I understand you found it outside a toilet in Minehead.

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  12. Dicky: In the New Year I am planning to bring you a real time toileting experience.... which should be interesting.

    Nick: I am a marvel at making things seem bigger and better than they truly are...
    I am a woman, I've had a lot of practice.

    Sx

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  14. After Googling "Winifred Atwell" I found that "she was the first black person to have a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart, and still the only female instrumentalist to do so."

    The tree is lovely and oh so festive.

    Are your chairs wearing wooly jumpers?

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  15. MJ: These are my winter woolly throws! They are very soft... and guests can wrap themselves up if they get chilly.

    I like Winnie's tune, I think it should be re-released to keep the X-Factor off the number one spot in the charts.

    Sx

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  16. Nice tree! The star looks like it is of the falling variety! x

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  17. Awww shucks Scarls, you've got me feeling festive. Pour me a baileys while you're at it...*cough*...

    Bxx

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  18. Congratulations.
    I find keeping it up a challenge these days especially with a naughty pussy cat or three leaping around.

    xsN

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  19. Everything looks better when wrapped in red velvet. A shining example of a tree, Miss Scarlet.

    Pearl

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  20. Is there some reason why the arms of your chairs are protected so? Are they the subject of may Baileys-related soiling accidents?

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  21. 4' 11"!!! - you should've put a nice frock on and perched atop that monster.

    You are far more advanced in your festiveness than me, I never notice it's coming until boxing day.

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  22. I like the star at a jaunty angle!

    ('Star, at a jaunty angle'. That's what I put when the question is 'Occupation'!) :¬)

    xxx

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  23. it's so lovely, sugar! *sigh* merry christmas1 and here's to a massively large bottle of bailey's!!! xoxoxoxox

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  24. Oh and here I am! Coming last again..

    I shall make no bad jokes about this, because you don't know who's listening.

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  25. John: Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket...
    *hum, hum, hum de dum*

    Bux: Sadly I can't open my Bailey's just yet... all this blogging seems to have increased my girth... so I'd better wait until I've done a bit of running about.

    Mr Nikos: Yep, one pussy cat up a Christmas tree is worth three in a large bush.
    [Ancient Vermilion Proverb]

    Pearl: Thank you! I think it's seen better days... and hopefully it will again!

    Sx

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  26. Looby: Trust me, you don't want to see what's under those covers.

    Lulu: 4' 11"!!! - you should've put a nice frock on and perched atop that monster.

    It has been often suggested... but not always in a pleasant manner...

    Mr Maps: 'Star, at a jaunty angle'. That's what I put when the question is 'Occupation'!

    I shall remember this for the next consensus form!

    Savvy: Thank you!! Can't wait to start my Bailey's - means it really is Christmas!

    Ms Nurse: Thank you!

    Sx

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  27. Macy: Where is your avatar? This is like coming to a party without any clothes on.
    Cover yourself! You never know who will get over excited.

    Sx

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  28. We've got the smallest Christmas tree in the world this year. Hardly more than a seedling. Yours is a magnificent specimen.

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  29. Z: I can't go wrong with my vintage Woolworth's tree!
    Give it another twenty years and it will probably be rare and collectable.

    Sx

    Reading my replies: Consensus??? I think I meant Census... or maybe con-census... who knows what I mean? It shall remain a mystery.

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  30. I feel it was more of a sprint than a marathon...but glad your tree has staying power....

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  31. Mr Bene: Tsk. Considering the way I usually blog, THIS WAS A MARATHON.
    I have now taken to my chaise longue to recover.
    Sx

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  32. Mine's up too - looking remarkably similar except I have a faery queen on top instead of your wonderful star. I have a slightly grotty silver star over the cigar box I use for a stable.
    Fancy forgetting Minehead toilets. You'll have to come again and meet for lunch.

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  33. What a whopper! I haven't had one up since 2005!

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  34. That is a splendid specimen of festiveness. And an antique, too.

    I was slightly disturbed when my husband informed me, this evening, that christmas is a week on Sunday. I haven't bought a single present...

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  35. We put our tree up about 2 weeks ago, but due to a new kitten in the house we went with a substitute tree, a smaller than normal tree with cheap ornaments. Even so, she has managed to break several of them.

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  36. Thank you Miss Scarlet for the lovely festive display... It was worth the wait!
    I still don't have one up yet... The Empress however has had hers fired up for some weeks now... all flashy and lighty... thanks to the grand children

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  37. Pat: Do you have a pic of your tree so that we can compare our exquisite taste?
    I we definitely be heading upwards in the spring/summer, much prefer North to the South Hams. North is a lot less spoilt.

    Mitzi: Not even a little one?

    Eryl: I had a bit of a blitz on Amazon on Monday! Plus, I am a calligrapher and haven't yet written my Christmas cards... which is more than a bit sad!

    Mr Epic: You could have decorated the tree with pom poms!
    Actually I will save this idea for next year... I quite fancy a white pom-pom decorated tree.

    Princess: Time for you to get one up then! I'm sure it will have some lovely bling.

    Sx

    It's my Christmas hair day!!!!

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  38. I got mine up too!!! Snap! I wish I could boast that mine was bigger than yours, but that would be a lie.

    I'm off to polish my balls now.....

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  39. You have inspired me Miss Scarlet!

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  40. Am busy for a few days. Back soon!!!

    Sxxxx

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  41. Well done you!
    In an unwarranted fit of seasonal whatnot I put the tree up at Morrisey Mansions two weeks ago. All the decorations I put up have been stripped off because "you've done it all wrong" but at least I made the effort this year.

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  42. OK I'll photograph it today.

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  43. Through some Sherlock Holmes style detective work I think I have figured out where your Baileys has gone. Looking at your Tipsy star, at the top of your tree , where the fairy should be, I have deduced that your fairy is now waddling like John Wayne after a long ride. She obviously drank the Baileys and then while attempting to smuggle the empty bottle out of the house got it stuck. You will find them both wedged into the opening of your local bottle bank.

    Either that or your star has a serious drinking problem and swapped the Baileys for a bottle of Vodka....The drink of choice for falling stars...No judgement of Miss Winehouse intended.....

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  44. It's funny how you think you know a person isn't it from their blog?? I could have sworn you'd have a fake white christmas tree with retro kitsch pink ornaments and then you show me this odd Victorian assemblage. I'll be honest I'm confused. Please don't tell me you wear a rattty old dressing gown. Please tell me you are right now recling wearing maribou feathered mules and clutching something long and cool in your manicured fingers?

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  45. Mr Joey: Size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it that counts...

    Princess: Christmas trees are popping up everywhere!

    Kev: Did you put the chocolate coins too low on the branches again? And was your tinsel too random? Tinsel application should be taught at degree level and probably will be.

    Pat: I have seen! And your tree is lovely.
    We must do something about the problems you are having with Picasa though.

    Mr Logs: I'll have you know that my star hasn't budged from this position.
    The superglue helps...
    And... I still haven't got a bottle of Baileys.... which is just plain wrong.

    Emmak: I did a LOL when I read your comment... every year I promise myself I will update my Christmas tree... at least modernise the decorations... maybe next year.

    Sx

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  46. Yep, still busy... hopefully I will get back later this afternoon for visiting blogs.

    Sx

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  47. Wishing you the best Christmas ever.

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  48. A very merry jolly Christmas to you Milady! Next year, I'm thinking of putting up a tree...

    ...in the bathroom!
    :)
    Hugs
    Jon

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  49. HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!

    Yes, we are nearly there Wendy... don't want to climax too early....

    SXXXXXXXXX

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  50. Dear Scarlet!
    You do get a little bit risque sometimes, but you have a good heart and you are a joy to read. Merry Christmas,

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  51. Have A Grand Christmas.Bestest Wishes X

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  52. Happy Christmas Miss Scarlet thanks for the entertainment and the visits to the BlackLOG. looking forward to more enterainment next year...

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  53. Have a wonderful Christmas Scarlet!!

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Scarlet!

    Cheers and Best wishes for a wonderful new year full of friends, fun, and fortune!

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  55. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

    AND WELCOME BACK, MR SWINGS!!!!

    SXXXXXX

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  56. ...and Camilla.... you made me blush!

    ((hugs)) and soppy stuff...

    SXX

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  57. Hope you've had a good 'un Scarls!

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  58. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Scarlet :) xxx

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