Saturday, 30 November 2013

The Christmas Lights....

On Thursday it was the official Christmas lights switch on in Ashington the town where I live.....As cold as it was we decided we'd go out into the dark and give the girls a treat....

We went hunting for Pigs....
And found two of the most popular one's at the moment....hehehe


We sat and waited for our food!!...The queues were so long....I think everyone in Ashington was out....lol The girls had hot dogs Stu and I had a hot roast pork sandwiches which stuffing and loads of apple sauce....Yum!!

The girls went on a few rides....The roundabout, a bouncy castle thing and the teacups which Ellie took some convincing to go on as when she was about 3 she went on one and didn't like it one bit.....The rides were amazingly cheap...Only £1 each!! Usually they bump up the prices on events like this....


Then we tried to get near the stage.....lol Not a chance...I don't know what possessed
Ashington Town Council to put it where they did.....Right in the middle of the high street facing the shops.....About 10ft away from the shop fronts....We didn't even get to see Tim Healy who was switching the lights on....lol I don't think many people did!! 


We did see the lights come on though and the girls loved it....They really did think it was fantastic!!

On the way home we stopped at the sweet stall for candyfloss and of course some Dinky Doughnuts.... They were still warm by the time we got home....Delicious!! 

 It was a perfect end to a lovely evening out....The bonus being nobody complained about the cold once!!

The girls are getting so excited about Christmas now....They wanted to put our tree up tonight...I think I managed to convince them to wait until Sunday....lol

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

17 comments:

  1. Looks like a great time had by all! We're getting our tree up tomorrow, too - can't wait!

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  2. great photos this looks like a fab evening x

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  3. this looks so much better than our light switch on!! and the fact you have peppa is the winner for me!

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  4. It's lovely this time of year, the community spirit at these events is great. It looks like your town have a great display and lots of fun actitivities for all. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

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  5. Hee hee brings back happy memories of lights being switched on! Visiting via #countrykids

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  6. I've never seen the lights switch on, hate the crowds, looks like you had fun though.
    Can't believe how cheap it was, in London it would be like £5 for each ride lol

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  7. Lovely to see the lights switch on - Christmas is coming!

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  8. that looks like a lot of fun but i bet the best part was meeting Peppa and George :) x

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  9. Despite the placing of the stage, looks like a really fun evening out with the kids! And yummy too. #country kids

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  10. Lovely to get that Christmas feel ;-)

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  11. OK - I am HUGELY hungry looking at those donuts! Love events like this, makes you properly get into the Christmas spirit doesn't it?!

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  12. I used to love to take Stacey to see the Christmas Lights switch on, but we haven't been for years :( Will definitely have to go next year when Oscar is a little older to understand.

    Louise x

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  13. Aww I bet it was a fun time, I'm getting excited to put the tree up with the children tomorrow too :)

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  14. It seems like an evening packed with everything you'd most want when the lights are turned on ..... apart from seeing the switch on. Doughnuts too! #CountryKids

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  15. Aww looks like you had a great time! Ah fresh doughnuts!!

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  16. Looks like the girls had great fun! We missed out City's lights switch on as my eldest had parties to attend! Maybe next year! #CountryKids

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  17. Fab to see Ashington High Street so busy - the atmosphere was fantastic and our Smurf and Marley loved all the cuddles they got from the kids! :-)

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