Darrell had promised Nigel that they would go for a little festive promenade last night, to take in all wonder of our village Christmas “son et luminaire”. And I have to admit that the aforementioned luminaire, are the best they have ever been, in past years, they have been rather lack lustre, well, to be robustly honest …. down right shonky, but someone, with their finger on the pulse, has pulled out all the festive stops this year.
I will apologise now for the quality of some of the pictures, as photography of a nocturnal type nature is not our forte and was a bit of a hit and miss affair.
First, Darrell and Nigel, at Nigel’s insistence had to go to Motor World to see all the models lit up, starting with the castle ….
Darrell said that it was so wonderful, at every turn there was a new “oooooooooooow ahhhhhh” moment.
But for Nigel, it was the illuminated knitted nativity that was the pinnacle attraction.
…….. the Christmas tree is outside the shops is most resplendent, as opposed to the decidedly lopsided one erected last year. Darrell said that they sat on the bench and drank in all it’s splendour, whilst eating the bacon butties and sipping the hot chocolate I had packed for them, to make their stroll even more of an special occasion.
From the bench they could also see the Christmas trees over the main block of shops. Darrell said that he and Nigel both agreed that it was the most romantic that they had ever seen our Tesco Express look.
The bracketed trees (on both sides of the road) have got to be the best festive addition to the village for years. Andy, who was a bit of a Christmas light aficionado, would have loved them, and would doubtless have tried to work out a way to add a couple of bracketed trees to the frontage/portals of Castle Greysquirrel to embrace the theme, if he was still with us.
In fact, the epicentre of the village seems almost to have been over run by a plethora of large Christmas trees …………….. giving it a far more romantic and magical look.