Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bourton-on-the-Water Tree Lighting

We went back to Bourton-on-the-Water on Friday evening for their tree lighting ceremony. I had wanted to go back since our ill-fated first trip (click here). It get dark really early these days - DARK by 4:30 - seriously - and it's only going to get worse!! The sun sets at 4 pm and rises at 8 am - ugh! Anyway - the tree lighting was at 6 pm (well after dark!) and it was beautiful although it rained - drizzled - the entire time. There were lots of rides - even a Ferris wheel Aidan and Emmy went on with Brendan - Aoife and I stayed on the ground where it was a little warmer!!

This made LOTS of noise - the kids thought it was great and danced around to the music.
Bottles of sloe gin, crab apple vodka and raspberry vodka - I wanted to buy some of the sloe gin but we ran out of time before I had the chance to go back!
The Christmas Tree! All of the public trees seem to be decorated with blue lights - not quite sure why!

2 comments:

Matthew, Eve, Noah, and Noelle Middleton said...

how cool! Beautiful pictures!

Rains Family said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a neat place!