At this time of year it seems people go over board and string up hundreds of multi-coloured lights all over their house and switch them on - all flashing merrily away.

Personally, I find most of the them exceptionally tacky, but maybe that's because I am a major bah humbug - so I'm told.

BUT, my girlfriend told me of a place near her that was REALLY lit up, so we just had to go and have a look - and this what we found. All nicely lit with PLAIN white lights. Very nice. Very bright.

Unfortunately I don't think my photo does it justice (unfortunately only a camera phone job).