Saturday, 6 December 2014

Strewth, the things one sees from one's garden, but no Xmas lights

I've commented before on things seen in the sky from my garden, but this takes the biscuit. Faffing about in the shed this morning, and aware of the noise of a chainsaw setting about the trees around Cliffe Place, I became aware of a sort of roaring sound too, shortly followed by Nancy calling me outside to "LOOK AT THAT"
Crikey, I had to do a quick double-take. Mushrooming up from beside the drive down to Lower Townsend Farm were these two hot air balloons - now that is a first. They rose majestically and quitetly (or was it quietly), at least when the burner wasn't roaring away, and floated off to the South
One presumed they were bound for France, given the wind direction, if so, bon voyage
My only regret is that the photos were taken directly into the sun, so they've been brightened and contrasted a lot to show the logos etc 


There's nothing more I can say, other than on the subject of hot air. The promoted and pleasantly anticipated Christmas lights in the village plainly haven't happened. So far the blame has, according to the gossip, been laid at the feet of the Parish Council, hence the reference to hot air (I claim some right to make this connection as I went to a meeting - ONCE). I hope to talk to those closer to this non-event after the weekend, so as to get both sides of the story before coming to any conclusion, but it seems a great shame if last year's very enjoyable "lights on" hasn't been repeated as planned because of a lack of planning and communication. Maybe an explanation might be forthcoming from those in the know via the Parish Magazine?