For the last five years we have lived in the tropics, two years in Malaysia and more than three years in Central America, and this coming Christmas will be our sixth tropical one.
My decorations have always been traditional, but since moving to Central America I have begun to collect more local Xmas ornaments. This is partly because my tastes have changed, and partly because our toddler was born here, and when we eventually move on to pastures new I would like to take a bit of local color with us.
When we first moved to Malaysia I was fascinated by the little house lizards or geckos that hid behind pictures on our apartment wall. The Malaysian call them cicaks, and I loved them so much that I use them for my online name.
Our toddler has grown to love geckos as much as we do. We have lots of gecko ornaments and he can already say gecko and imitate their clicking sound perfectly.
So what could be better than some colorful geckos to decorate our Christmas tree this year. I was not sure if they were available to buy, and was all geared up to make my own, when I found a nice selection available online.
I'm going to share my favorites with you, to see if you love them as much as I do.