20 December 2010
Its' that time of year when the fairy lights are hauled out of the attic, the summer tangles unravelled and the obligatory failed bulbs replaced. In short, it's the start of the Christmas illumination season.
Having decorated the indoor tree I turned my attention to the outdoor decorations. Now as you can imagine, I'm not one to create a pulsating festive grotto, but I do like a bit of sparkle to liven up the dark winter nights.
Last year we bought some rather dinky illuminated Christmas Trees which are staked into the ground. Attempts to press them into the ground this year were utterly unsuccessful so the spikes were dispensed with and instead they were strung up in our long suffering Mangnolia Tree.
Not content with a bit of sparkle out in the front, I also dug up some strings of twinkly lights which were were draped in and round the Bay Tree out at the back.
Its not exactly Blackpool but it does add a certain something to the Christmas season.