I am not given to blowing my own trumpet but when, having printed off all the photographs of spaghetti that I had taken yesterday,
I got the television going this morning I may have repeated “I done it” more often than was absolutely necessary. This prompted Jackie to reciprocate at every opportunity. We are not, incidentally normal a.m. watchers, but I was so scared that I wouldn’t manage this that I made it my first task in getting the room back. Jackie, on the other hand, had been beavering away rather earlier.
We spent much of the day returning our sitting room to its customary comfort.
All afternoon we were beset with heavy rain, including after dark when Jackie drove me to Byron Road to photograph their traditional
Christmas lights, some of which were reflected in
car windows or
Among all the more secular themes there were a number of nativity scenes.
This evening we dined on Mr Pink’s Fish and Chips and Tesco’s wallies with which we both drank Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018.
Your room is finished? Will we see artfully arranged photos? Just in time for the man in red to arrive too – well done! Terribly impressed with your ability to sort those cords and plugs into the correct sequence again. You are now the epitome of a Modern Man!! 🙂 Oh and PS the Christmas Lights are always stunning in your part of the world! We tend to do little here as you have to wait til 11 pm to go out and admire them ………
Thanks very much, Pauline. I’ll have a go.
It looks like a tiny Christmas Village! Bravo on getting the TV back!
Thanks very much, GP.
Some days you just want to sit back and relax, very nice decorations I love the holidays.
Happy Holidays to you and your family
And to you, More. Thank you very much.
Beautiful, beautiful Christmas scenario. ?
Thank you very much, Kavitha.
Thank you very much, Rabirius
Great photos of the decorations! What are wallies?
Thanks very much, Sheree. The answer lies in the final paragraph of this post: https://derrickjknight.com/2015/03/25/a-beach-beauty/
A pickled gherkin!
Such a festive display! I enjoyed this so much.
I’m pleased, Leslie. Thanks very much.
I remember these lights from last year- how pretty. The decorations are so beautiful. Merry Christmas to you, Derrick and Jackie!
And to you, Mary. Thanks very much
Classy work with the spaghetti. Hats off to you.
A bit miraculous, really – thanks very much, Tootlepedal
Looks like you’re having a great holiday season! Cool TV! And the Christmas display is wonderful. Merry Christmas to you!
Thanks a lot, Paul. And to you.
Well done with the TV, Derrick! I know that can be quite tricky. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous decorations. It’s beginning to really look a lot like Christmas!
Thanks very much, Jill. It is, indeed.
Now that’s what I call decorations. Hope they are waterproof.
They certainly must be, Gary. Many thanks.
Beautiful decorations; so much light!
Thanks very much, Dolly. It was pitch black out there, too.
All the best to see the lights!
Good grief – I love Christmas, but couldn’t be bothered with all that fuss and tat. Had enough bother putting our little string of lights up outside the house. Merry Christmas, you two!
And to you both, Mike. Thanks a lot.
And a Happy New Year!
Very beautiful decorations! The Christmas’s magic is in the air ? also in the puddles ?
Thank you very much, Ribana. I’m pleased you liked the puddles. 🙂
Those Christmas decor look lovely. Have a blessed CHRISTmas Derrick.
Thanks very much, Arlene. You, too.
Loved the pictures of all the Christmas decorations. But the suspense was killing me… had to scroll waaaay down to finally learn what you drank…….. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – yes! One of our favorites. Stay dry – and enjoy your Merry Christmas Sunday. <3
Many thanks, Jan. You, too.
It is good that your room is back to order before the festivities begin in earnest. There are two homes in our town that go ‘all out’ with Christmas lights – they provide great joy for the young children. These lights are especially attractive.
Thank you very much, Anne
Having been displaced about a dozen times,I know the pain of reconfiguring the electronics jungle one is destined to collect over the years. So, I appreciate the sounds of that trumpet. Those Christmas lights do look good, real and reflected. Carry on, my friend!
Thank you very much indeed, Uma.
YAY! I’ll blow a horn for you! Congrats and Way to Go on getting everything going again! 😀 You definitely have a way with spaghetti! 😉 😛
Seeing the lighted decorations AND lights at night makes me go “Ooh!” and “Aah!” I love the lights! Thanks for sharing these with us, Derrick!!! 🙂
Thanks very much, Carolyn X
I’m delighted you sorted out the spaghetti.
The Christmas lights look lovely, we need that Christmas cheer when our days are so grey and damp.
I love the Christmas lights! They must attract people from miles around!
Thanks a lot, John. They have been going for 15 years during which time they have raised £80,000 for various charities. Celebrities – Harry Rednap this year – have switched them on. The event has become so popular that this will be the last celebrity opening – this small terraced street can’t cope with the traffic.
I generally rely upon my 11 year old grandaughter to sort out technical issues!
So would I, but the only one nearby is 4 – give her a year or two 🙂 Thanks very much, Andrew.
Very christmassy and congrats on the electrical plumbing success. I understand and share your joy..
🙂 Thanks very much, Geoff. Just imagine Christmas with no telly
Lovely decoration and I glad you didn’t miss it.
Thanks very much, Rupali
Congratulations, Derrick! I knew you could do it! 🙂
Splendid photos, too–and I love the addition of the reflections in car windows and puddles. (Of course.) The lights certainly brighten up a dreary night.
Thank you very much, Merril 🙂
Well done, Derrick! I have a liking problem I have not yet fixed (an irritating technical issue with my browser). If and when I can fix it, I will follow your lead in announcing “I fixed it” to anyone who will listen. Until then, I will try not to be too disgruntled and hope you can sense my muffled likes from afar.
I love the light display and the reflections. The Ho Ho picture particularly appealed to me.
The Christmas lights photos are beautiful, Derrick! Good to see your electronics up and running, too!
The days start getting longer now. Won’t be long before spring is here.
Quite so, Lavinia. Sunset yesterday a minute later than the day before. Thanks very much.
Thank you for sharing your Christmas lights with us! Around here, not many people put them up anymore.
Thanks very much, Liz. There are lots around here – but the Byron Road terrace is unique.
I’ll bet children really love it.
They do – of all ages 🙂