Sunday, December 26, 2010

Prettyprettypretty!

I live near a small town called Alexandria (pop 3287 or thereabouts), and every holiday season, they have a lovely display of Christmas lights in the town park. After stuffing ourselves with turkey yesterday, (not to mention an AWESOME sticky toffee pudding cake that Gordon made!), we drove to Alexandria to take Mom on a tour of the park. The pictures don't do it justice!


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I wish Ultramar would spend less time designing their Christmas light display and more time filling up our oil tank, which is one again teetering on empty and will cost $900 to fill. They freaked us out last year by waiting until we were on dregs to fill our tank, despite us calling the repeatedly. We'd switch oil companies, but none of them make us happy either! Ooops, sorry, my inner Grinch is coming out... back to prettyprettypretty!



Ahhhhhh!



I like this display by Hawkesbury Chimney Sweeps (who clean and service our furnace and chimney each year!) the wreath-holding man is made of corrugated metal furnace piping (or whatever you call it!)



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More pretty pics of the lights on my friend Ronna's blog.




Meanwhile, back at home, Tristan refused to let go of his new toy (because if he did, Sophie the b*tch would steal it!)

All in all, we had a nice little Christmas, considering it was our first without Gordon's Dad. Some sadness, but still, we managed to have fun, despite Gordon and I both completely forgetting to put the stuffing in the oven! Alas, no stuffing with dinner; we convection-roasted the turkey, which you are not supposed to stuff using that method. We had the stuffing all ready to go then completely forgot about it in the fridge. So tonight's menu features leftovers with lots and lots of stuffing, and more sticky toffee pudding cake.

Have a good one!

10 comments:

  1. Very nice! Utility companies make my lady nuts too! It's so expensive to heat her tiny, wee home. Isn't it nice to be distracted by pretty lights when thinking about heating oil? Tee hee.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the lovely light show. Hope the oil tank gets filled real soon (as it empties the wallet...ouch!)
    Love the shot of Tristan with the toy! Max got a new toy this year and just like last year's, he does not play with them. In fact, he'd have no trouble sharing with Sophie. LOL

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  3. My dinner was almost stuffingless too. As I was putting everything on the table I said I would check the oven in case I'd forgotten anything, but I hadn't. It wasn't until I went to put the pudding in the microwave that I found the stuffing in there! Everyone had finished eating but we all had a bit more turkey,stuffing and gravy!

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  4. Isobelle, I completely agree! Pretty lights take ones mind off all manner of mundane things! :)

    Thanks Paula, me too! Max is a good boy. Tristan doesn't mind sharing, but Sophie steals EVERYTHING!!!

    Miz Mouse, I am glad I am not the only absent-minded stuffing-er around. Hope you had a nice Christmas.

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  5. Sounds like a lovely Christmas. Sometimes the funny mishaps are what we recall year-to-year!

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  6. These lights are beautiful! I love the ones that are different colors... too many clear/white displays anymore. Enjoy your stuffing!!

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  7. That is beautiful! I bet that is fun to visit. Just so happens we live on a "Crazy Town" and all the houses in our culdesac are all lit up crazy! Simba HATES the moving reindeer. I think he thinks they are out to get him. LOL I told him that maybe they wouldn't be out to get him if he tried being nice instead of naughty next year.

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  8. Ronna, we'll be sure not to forget the stuffing next year!!

    Bobbi, I'm with you. I like the many colours.

    Paige, I guess Simba would not like our light-up polar bear with the head that moves from side to side! And I'd love to see your cul-de-sac.

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  9. The town near Dave's cottage has a spectacular light display - I love walking through it!
    Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

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  10. Sounds lovely, Miz Wandering Cat!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!