Christmas Lights

We are all trying to save money on our fuel bills in any way we can. I never leave any plugs switched on any more – nothing is left on standby and I try very hard to turn off lights when I leave the room etc.
There is one thing I have noticed though in this run up to Christmas, very few people are leaving festive lights running over night now. I don’t mean the lights on the indoor tree, I mean the lights and decorations that some people adorn their homes with. Some people just have a few lights and others have lots.
I have noticed very few on when I walk the dog at 5am. Six years ago, I’d look at the lit up houses with a certain amount of pleasure and amusement. There were loads of homes lit up, so many I would lose count. I first noticed the decrease about three years ago – the decorations were there – but switched off. Last year, I counted about twenty or so. This year it has gone down to just three homes in the area.
I miss looking at them – but I understand why they are not on.
And on that note – I think I’ll turn into Scrooge and turn the tree lights off now – only me in at this moment so as pretty as they are I can do without them on!
Happy Christmas.

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