So out with the old and in with the new.
Whilst my sons were packing away in the loft I changed the mantle adding some daffs in bud. And then I went to put the kettle on for us all.
Alex came into the kitchen and said how bare the living room looked without the decs.
"Tidy," I corrected him trying for the positive spin cos he's right it does all look bare.
And then he grinned, "Spring has arrived on the mantle on Jan 3rd at 2:20PM".
If only - lol!!