Major’s Enterprise Lit Up Our Christmas
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 his gable fronted porch. He had one of those stunningly gorgeous 1920s romantic Arts and Crafts style of house with pretty lead pane windows and a lovely solid oak front door hiding within that impressive porch. It was a really beautiful house and i’ve coveted it for over 50 years!
Anyway the Major was well known for being a bit crusty – but he always lit up the porch and a few years later extended this talent to the very cute little fir trees in the middle of each of his immaculate front lawns. I never fail to think of this wonderful spectacle when I see my neighbours’ efforts with their bulb encrusted Bambis !