So, this weekend we decided to pay a visit down to Bournemouth town, somewhere I've not been for about 9 months.
The reason for the visit was, well, three fold. First thing was, my daughter wanted to spend some of her Birthday money (well, her birthday isn't until the end of the week but she had some pre-birthday money from grandparents).
The second reason was, now, as its heading to Christmas time, they have the Christmas huts up. So, this is basically little stalls that are put up in rows of wooden huts. They sell many things, gift and so on, that you can give for Christmas.
Finally, the third thing was, that, we can go and see the Christmas lights in the gardens in the town.
So, at least for the past 2 years, at Christmas in Bournemouth gardens they have the lightboxes. Well, they have the lightboxes and they have an ice ring.
For reference, the above is one from Christmas 2014.
So, these really make for an interesting and enjoyable display. Each one had different lights, effects and each one was really interesting.
However, they don't seem to be down there this year. Instead, there were just some few lights on the trees. A truly disappointing affair. I have to say that the ice ring is still there, in fact, this year they have two - one which is designed for smaller children to enable them to have less buzzing past.
Ice rings aside, I feel let down, as I say, about the lights. Now, it may be that in the next month, more lights will appear. It may be some other display will be put up, maybe even the boxes. If they are then we will be down again, seeking them out and taking the photos. I truly hope this is the case - I'd hate to think that a down on the South Coast of the UK, a town that is for tourists, I'd hate to think they were not doing much for Christmas.