It's that time of year again, when it's all about the lights.
Natural light is scarce and L'Heure Bleue is not just a perfume.
Hours are spent in freezing temperatures putting them up.
Risking life and limb illuminating the rain gutters.
To keep up with the neighbors.
Eventually all that skill and perseverance produced a nice display. They can't be seen from space and they don't flash in time to music but there's enough so it looks festive and fits in with the rest of the block. They're energy efficient lights and on a timer to keep the power consumption to a minimum. I do not want to be around when they discover that half of that string across the top front isn't working!
What is it about fairy lights that makes them so endlessly fascinating?
Is it the different colors, shapes and sizes? Burt thinks bigger is always better.
We always end up going with whatever is available and on sale. How about you?
It's easy to get too wrapped up in the whole experience. Please don't try this at home, he's what you call an exBurt. Did you hear Chinese media regulators have banned the use of puns, wonder why?
At the end of the day isn't it just all about seeing things in a new light?
How do you decorate with lights? Do you go all out or keep it simple?