Christmas tree, O Christmas tree

21 Dec

Tate Britain is one of our favourite rainy day outings.  It’s a short bus ride from our house, has a good cafe serving delicious hot chocolate, and fabulous art trolley every weekend, which can keep the children entertained for ages.  They’ve got some pretty good pictures too.

At Christmas time, they have a lovely tree in the entrance hall, and every day, as dusk falls, they light the beeswax candles which decorate it.  On a frosty Saturday the week before Christmas, I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather have been.  It was truly magical.


4 Responses to “Christmas tree, O Christmas tree”

  1. Weston-super-Mum 21/12/2009 at 1:27 pm #

    The Tate Britain was on my doorstep growing up, I love it! And this tree is phenomenal, what a treat xx
    Great photo too

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 22/12/2009 at 10:30 pm #


  2. Liz (LivingwithKids) 22/12/2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Wow that’s a really beautiful tree – I’ve always wanted one of those perfect ones with candles on each branch. but how do they do it without the branches catching alight? Ages since we’ve been to Tate Britain, too (or the Tate as was) – thanks for the reminder.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 22/12/2009 at 10:29 pm #

      I think it’s because the candles are right at the end of the branches and the holders are balanced so the candles stay upright.

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