In my family, the Griswolds are very loved. Remember the Griswolds the Christmas Vacation?
For years, my family have giggled at houses with Christmas lights, remembering Chevy Chase and his staple gun. Well, have I got news for you, Daddio! My beloved and I just spent the afternoon putting Christmas lights on the house!
Australia seems to go stir crazy when it comes to decorating with lights at Christmas. We love it. My sister’s street has a Christmas party each year, which she ignores. Every inch of the street is decorated in candles and lights and tinsel. It’s festive as all fuck. I love it. One year, my sister and her neighbour simply erected a sign that said “DITTO”.
I tend to be a little more enthusiastic.
I spent an hour or so putting together an array of solar lights. They went from this:
More lights hanging from the front verandah – and check out the storms that are closing in for night nine:
Then my beautiful beloved popped more lights in the garden:
I am so excited to see what happens at night. Aside from it getting dark, obviously. I’ll share some pictures when night falls… but first, it’s another storm.
Do you decorate your house?