Last year, while decorating the tree, our equally old white lights broke and I phoned P with instructions to buy more. When we returned with cloured lights, I'm ashamed to admit I threw a bit of a tantrum so I made sure I bought my own white ones in plenty of time last week. We used the coloured ones to decorate the window. This is the first time I have put up more than a tree in the lounge, although there is tinsel in the hallway and in the kids' rooms. My mum only ever had a tree too, so it's 'traditional!'