The one thing about having a mid summer barbeque is not having to worry too much about lighting in the garden. The sun doesn’t disappear until at least 9pm even now that the summer solstice has passed. I have to say though that the chance […]
When you decide to install or change any lighting scheme there are so many factors to be taken in to account. Firstly in a new build scheme is where the power lines into and around the house are placed. Will there be electrical cables running […]
Some of the neighbouring houses here have changed hands and a new crop of busy familes have taken over. The gardens have matured over the years and trees, shrubs etc. have altered the landscape. This is now when it is a good idea to add lighting of various kinds – maybe some uplighting in the trees and shrubs. I was absolutely amazed when I visited the gardens of a country house near here one evening for a social gathering. The difference was incredible and I realised this was why so many concerts and outside events are such a success – on a good night when it’s not raining or blowing a gale of course. There are safety concerns of course, and this is where the advisory service of any supply company is absoutely essential and their words of wisdom should be adhered to at all costs. They can also help with efficient design factors too.
I have been fascinated by historic houses for many years. There is one thing though that never escapes me, whether I’m accompanied or not – the lighting in these heritage properties. I have been helping out at a local place that has reently opened up […]
We live in a small township, in fact our houses are the last of the big executive detached style from the early 2000s before the need to downsize became the bye word in house building. The town houses of today are generally much narrower and […]
I had the interesting opportunity of visiting a recently moved into school house conversion – right out in the sticks and the sort of place that would be jumped at on the escaping the rat race kind of tv lifestyle shows. It has huge space, airy high ceilings and beams. Having managed to negotiate my way around without knocking myself out, I noted the very pretty lighting sconces on the walls – there is a strangely medieval air about this building – it was built in around 1830 on the estate of a stately house. It seems to have a rather confused look – part castle and part school room. The lighting needs sorting though because the main lights are single light bulb in the middle of the room, so high that you can’t reach them on an ordinary ladder! An expert eye to quote for a useable lighting scheme seems to be the order of the day.
Gosh where did that last year go? It just doesn’t seem possible that only a few short weeks ago I was sat here regaling you all with my tales of the past month and the wonderful displays we had with the neighbourhood lighting themes. There […]
Christmas lights – there being so many different types of them these days, it is utterly bewildering. When we were small, the most exciting thing in our village was the Major at the top of the hill who used to put brightly coloured lights around […]
Getting out there for the annual firework display – that used to be the highlight of my birthday celebratory period. Although born in October, I always had the honour of having a family sized box of fireworks and a belated party as part of our traditions. We would rush around in the week surrounding my birthday, perfectly executed guy to hand, sat atop an even more exsquisitely executed barrow, courtesy of our very handy dad. Being one of only a very few families in our village with teenagers, we made a pretty penny on our forways round the narrow lanes. Dad fixed us up with good lights on the barrow, so we didn’t frighten the life out of any dear old potential donors to our cause. Then on bonfire night we’d be out thre with our chums’ families, round our bonfire, and the Dads would set the fireworks and the mums set the steam soup. Ah, memories!