So in order to rectify such a grevious oversight, we met my mum, sister and nieces at a local church run Carols night. The weather hadn't been kind all day, but in an optimistic spirit, it went ahead outside as planned.
|Waiting to start - the empty spaces soon filled up quickly.|
|While waiting, we were 'entertained' by a local magician (whose jokes were corny when I first saw him more than 20 years ago - and he's still using the same material lol). He's a local icon and does a lot of fundraising for charities.|
Before the magician could even finish, the heavens opened up, and everyone ran for shelter in the hall / church. While the organisers and helpers were busy transferring all of the equipment inside and trying to get Plan B underway, we had a surprise visitor with lollies for the kids.
Finally the carols got underway - by this time though, their planned programme had been tossed away and they just did about half a dozen of the more popular kid's ones - Jingle Bells, Rudolph etc.
And the weather finally cleared enough for their grand finale - a quite spectacular fireworks display.
It was a fun night. I felt sorry for the organisers that their plans were destroyed but people still seemed to have a good time (if slightly damp lol). I'm not sure if that qualifies as a proper 'carols by candlelight' for Billy - we'll have to try again next year!