Wednesday, 18 December 2013

And The Winner Is.....?

The " winning Tree"

This year the village looks quite Christmassy thanks to a selection of 
bright fairy lights scattered on trees, bushes and in windows.
I unofficially judged the illuminations thus evening
And my findings were as follows
Third place : The Furneaux Family's neon blue fairy lights on London Road
Second place: Val & Peter's ( also London Road) multicolored creation in their corner tree
And First place goes to Eileen Jones' classy blue and green display on High Street

46 comments:

  1. Don't they light up the villages lovely at this dark and (today) miserable time of year - I have just driven through our village and it is beautifully cheery.

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    1. And because the village is so dark( as most are) it kinds of lends itself to the colour

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  2. I had forgotten Brits called them fairy lights. All part of the magic.

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    1. We love our fairies us Brits!

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  3. Ha ~ unofficial judge ~ onya!

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    1. I know..... Big head me eh?

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  4. !Cool! I think if we put lights out some one would take them

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  5. I love Christmas lights. I don't know why you'd be the unofficial judge. I thought you were the judge of everything.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Totally off subject, but...London Road or The London Road? How romantic to use The London Road. Like being on The Lincoln Highway. Or The National H

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    1. Just LONDON road, I am afraid x

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    2. All Southern roads lead to London - when you're in Wales.

      There are now two bridges over the Severn Estuary, and they both charge one way only. It's called, 'Get out of Wales - Free'.

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    3. Another titter!

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    4. And to think I hit "publish" when I intended just to exit, being so off topic. Tom, how can you appreciate a fine candlestick and not love The Great London Road that saw it transported.

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    5. Trouble is that it was transported in the wrong direction a couple of hundred years ago and has only just made it back. The other one is surrounded by sheep and helpless.

      Traditionally, the Welsh specialised in a form of gilded hollow glass candlesticks (mercury-gilded) called 'Farmer's Gold'. A few of those have been sent in the wrong direction as well. I sent them back.

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    6. Candlesticks on GOING GENTLY bloody hell

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  7. As her prize does Ms Jones get to kiss you under the berries?

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    1. That is perhaps the funniest thing you have said ray...

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    2. Depends how big his berries are,Ray!
      Jane x

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    3. Funny? I was deadly serious. Now, what's the answer? (And make it a chuckle one.)

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    4. The only person to kiss me under the berries is chris.......and Russell Crowe

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    5. That (the Russell Crowe version of events) I would pay to see.

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    6. Me too!,,,,,,,!!!!!'

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  8. Most of Christmas leaves me cold (emotionally speaking). Christmas lights on the other hand... Love them.

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  9. It's missing a fairy on the top...

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    1. I'll get my ladder

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    2. Eileen will be pleased when she wakes up in the morning.

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  10. What prize does the winner receive? Chocolate coins, maybe?

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  11. Oh yes, very nice. My neighbour has electric-blue strobe lights. Good job I don't have epilepsy!

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  12. Made me smile...
    Congratulations to all the participants, for speading the 'cheer'.
    ~Jo

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  13. I rushed to the window when I saw blue flashing lights reflected in my mirror. Who was in trouble with the police? Or was it an ambulance, maybe?
    No. Steve had rigged up his flashing Christmas Blue Icicles.
    Panic over.

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    1. Lol...... I was reminded of the Morcambe and wise sketch about the ice cream van

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  14. Fairie lights are magical! We had a family who several years ago covered about 3 acres of their farm with white ones. The past 2 years we have had a family whose fairy light constructions blink to the tunes you dial in to on a local radio station ....the traffic there gets pretty deep...

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  15. Are you going to give us a close up of your tree and decorations John?

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    1. Ok Simone.....on Christmas eve

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  16. Definitely a lovely tree. :-)

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  17. I love when houses are decorated. Even just a string of lights by the roof make it lovely.

    cheers, parsnip

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  18. Christmas lights are one of my favourite things about the season ...

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  19. We drove round to a totally new to us area here in Berkshire last night to visit LH's new midweek digs, and it was all got up like a tart's boudoir, twinkling fairy lights on houses and businesses everywhere ... you would have felt right at home ;-)

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  20. Pretty. The lights on the tall Christmas tree on the village green & the wee ones over shops make me smile.

    Your comments get more & more bonkers !

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  21. Every year my neighbourhood has a (tongue in cheek) Christmas tree inspection tour. It starts at one end of the street and works it's way around. Once your tree has been "inspected" you can join the judges and move on to the next house. The kids love it as we sing carols as we walk in the snow, lighting our way with flashlights. You are expected to fail the "inspection" and provide refreshments to the group (Alcoholic or non) then join the group and move on. It culminates at the largest house for chili, hot chocolate and , this year Christmas Kareoke. It's a great evening and a nice way to meet the new neighbours and catch up with the old.

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  22. Thanks for the second place, John - we consider it official!

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  23. Just remembered - one of our friends commented about our multicoloured lights, "there's been a complaint from NASA - you can see the ****ing things from outer space"! Think he was jealous.....

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    1. Put the lights on your " fucking" fuchsia and you would have wonXxxx

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