Monday, 21 December 2009

Christmas lights tour

No doubt each family has it's own Christmas traditions. One of ours is that, on or around my birthday, we take a drive around the town, after dark, to get a good look at all of the Christmas lights.

We did this last night and some were truly spectacular. The lifeboating link? Well, one of the houses visited belongs to our very own Kev and was the winner of our 'highly commended semi-detached category'.

Our route takes in Corfe Castle, Kingston (too posh for Christmas lights), Worth (Compact Farm gets a mention for best decorated roof), Langton and of course Swanage.

This house, towards the bottom of Langton, is a perennial winner of the 'best decorated detached property' division and this year also came away with the 'Best in Show' award too.

Kev's, and his next door neighbours, were close runners up overall and won the 'best decorated garden building' award for their efforts with the caravan, well done lads!

And finally, the 'best dressed street' went to Hoburn Road with this bungalow being a particular beauty.

Where would we be without traditions hey?


joan said...

Hi John
Please may i take this time, to wish, you, your family and all the crew, A very happy xmas, and to say a big thankyou to all for the great work you do to keep us all safe.
You are all stars, thankyou again
lv joan x

Savage Family said...

We have a similar tradition, almost nightly, in our town. There are two routes, a foot route and an automotive route. We are fortunate that the lights laid on by the council are so spectacular. There are some pics on my blog.

Merry Christmas.