It goes without saying that Nigel had been robustly excited all day at the thought of the village Christmas Light Switching On, and could barely eat his tea for watching the clock, and at 7 o’clock, on the dot, he was out of the door, to make sure he didn’t miss a thing, dragging Darrell behind him!
Now, it has to be said that …. it was dark …. and Darrell’s forte is definitely NOT photography of a night time type nature!
….. or movie making for that matter ….. because sadly, as the countdown began for the aforementioned, much anticipated switching on, his was still fumbling with buttons and zooms ….. and missed the lot!!!!!!A little bit disappointing, but it didn’t burst Nigel’s bubble, because he was actually there in real life and he embraced it, on or off camera.
The Salvation Army Band was also there playing carols and other festive songs, which all added to the pre Advent atmosphere.
And, did I hear you ask …. did MotorWorld pull off the best dressed Christmas shop window in the village? …… Well, we don’t know ……. because as close as Nigel got to the announcer, their microphone wasn’t good …. and Nigel couldn’t make out a thing they said ….. however, we shall enquire tomorrow and hopefully bring you the news as soon as we get it!
With the sound of carols thronging the air, Darrell and Nigel took a stroll along the main road in the village to admire the lights from all vantages……
……. then Nigel started wondering if we could light up Castle Greysquirrell this year, it was a job Andy always did and to be honest, Darrell and I are both strangers to the fairy light … so we are not saying anything!
…… But told Nigel we were indeed very lucky to have these lights on our very doorstep, not even Hugh can say that, and he lives the showbiz life in Notting Hill! So, after all that, all that was left to do was go home, dream of the Christmas that is to come with a mug of very early snowman soup with an extra dollop of squirty cream on top ….. nom, nom, nom!!