You've got how many Christmas trees? I hear you say.
For someone trying to simplify her life, three Christmas trees might seem somewhat excessive.
I can explain!
One is made of things we happened to have already (see post on 16 Dec).
This one, growing in a pot, was a garden centre bargain three years ago. While we wait for it to be big enough to be our indoor tree (next year I think) we have it on the porch with deep cherry red lights which I can't seem to photograph properly - they're not orange as they look here.
The tree proper is a beauty. Dark and glossy, smelling wonderful, Scottish grown and freshly cut, it was a wonderful deal from Ikea.
£25 with a £20 voucher to be spent late January/early February - probably their quietest weeks of the year. How's that for clever marketing?