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Christmas Lights by geordiegirl on 23 October 2008 5:30pm
 
- all over houses in UK: outside decorations of Santa, Reindeer, Snowmen, etc. etc. Some houses go far too much OTT: they feature in all of their local newspapers- they justify this over-display by saying 'well it gives others pleasure' and 'we put out a box for donations to charity'.

Be interesting, now hard-times are hitting a bit, to see how much of this will happen this year (these people have huge electricity bills in January).
 
Re: Christmas Lights by kazzzz on 25 October 2008 12:59am
 
Not to mention the effects to the environment, the world is really changing isn't it?
 
Re: Christmas Lights by MMMmmm... on 25 October 2008 1:05am
 
They should make solar powered ones - that soak it up in the daytime, and give it off at night O=
 
Re: Christmas Lights by kazzzz on 25 October 2008 1:08am
 
Oh yes they should do it's a wonder noone has done really!
 
Re: Christmas Lights by elina on 25 October 2008 6:47am
 
Great idea, but what if you don't see the sun for a month (or however long the dark period lasts in north)??
 
Re: Christmas Lights by MMMmmm... on 25 October 2008 7:37am
 
I guess they wouldn't work there, Elina... :)

I dare say too bad we can't find a way to harness the easy access natural gas... farts :) There's a lot of farting that goes on I think generally, especially in the winter? (People eat extra and excercise less in the winter.)

The farm I get my ice cream from powers itself with manure.

I've read that sewage might be another energy alternative... luverly, isn't it? But if it works, hey...
 
Re: Christmas Lights by kazzzz on 25 October 2008 10:49am
 
Wegot a mail order catalogue today in the post and guess what they're selling?Solar Christmas lights!
 
Re: Christmas Lights by Spursfan on 25 October 2008 11:29am
 
Towards the end of last year we received an anonymous poison pen letter, purporting to be from the local residents assoc. (which doesn't exist!) complaining about the fact we keep our motorhome on one of the drives. We suspect who it was - a Parish Councillor actually - as she has written letters like this to other villagers and even taken letters to meetings (I am told) stating that she has received them when in fact she wrote them (the bitch - however she just lost her 42 year old son after a fit and I wouldn't wish that on ANYONE).

To get to the point - she also mentioned our Xmas lights, which Z (tastefully) puts up each year and which are loved by the villagers and others. [One year he wasn't going to bother and next door BEGGED him to!!]. They just go around the roof, and then we have blue ones in the trees in the front garden.

She spoke in the letter about 'your tacky lights' and that 'this is [the (it has to be said) posh village we live in] not [a bad area of the nearest town] !! We complained about it to the Parish Council.

Anyway - when it came to putting up the lights in December did we not bother bcause they were tacky? No way.

Z joined the usual lights to the motorhome and had lights going round that too!

HAHAHAHAHA YOU WICKED OLD BAG!!!!
 
Re: Christmas Lights by kazzzz on 25 October 2008 11:34am
 
Oh good for you!!! The girls and I can't wai to take Ava looking at the lights this year, it's one of the best things about Christmas.
Anne, do it again this year and take a pic and pop it on Facebook! The blue lights in the tree sound pretty.
 
Re: Christmas Lights by Spursfan on 25 October 2008 11:38am
 
We have recently bought a camera that will take night shots without a flash - so when you take lights or something and normally only get blobs of light, you get the whole thing, tree and all! So will do.

It also won't take a pic until everyone is smiling or at least looking at the camera - and I understand it makes a wild cup of coffee.....

;)
 
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