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To not be so bothered that neighbour is now pissed off with me? (boring xmas lights thread)

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1980schick Sat 30-Nov-13 20:56:49

Ok so myself and neighbour share a hedge, its actually on my property so my hedge, but separates both houses. For an eternity, every single christmas, neighbour likes to invite poundland to throw up in her garden choose carefully selected christmas lights to make her house look as trashy as possible.

This is my ds's first christmas where he will notice things and hes already loving the lights we see in shops so i thought i'd buy a large net of lights to put over this hedge, be a bit different from neighbours 2 lines of fairy lights. I also bought 2 large snowflake things for the front windows and some stars to go around the door. As i was putting them up this morning neighbour came back from doing her shopping and just stood there staring with her mouth wide open in horror, i said hiya, she said hiya back then went in.

Dp says i should have asked her if it was ok - err ask her if its ok to put christmas lights on my own hedge? Im not even that bloody bothered about them just thought it would be nice for ds to look at, which is why ive never bothered doing anything like this before.

Now neighbours have been arguing all day about various things but they keep coming back to the bleeding lights and how ive apparently taken over? (walls are paper thin, they argue quite a lot, never about christmas lights though) Should i just take them down? I dont really see why the fuss if im honest but she is a bit obsessive about everything, for example shes the type to put her wheely bin in her parking space right outside her house. She hates anyone parking within an inch of her house, yet her and her teenage children can park where they feel like. So the great christmas lights debacle of 2013 will keep her moaning for quite a while.

Ignore her. It's your hedge and your lights sound nicer anyway wink

Methe Sat 30-Nov-13 21:00:07

This is the kind of thing I'd enjoy every minute of.

sooperdooper Sat 30-Nov-13 21:00:11

She needs to get a grip tbh, I don't see what the problem is!!

lougle Sat 30-Nov-13 21:00:29

A hedge has two sides.

jeanmiguelfangio Sat 30-Nov-13 21:01:26

She may be offended because you are using tasteful lights- go get a light up Santa doing something ridiculous
Your hedge your rules (now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type)

Chippednailvarnish Sat 30-Nov-13 21:02:07

Put more lights up, start playing loud Christmas carols and invite the neighbours around for a mince pie and mulled wine evening.

That will really piss on her fire.

Taz1212 Sat 30-Nov-13 21:03:51

Oh my, I'd just be glad I'd reclaimed my hedge. grin

1980schick Sat 30-Nov-13 21:04:57

My hedge, my rules! Ill remember that saying if things turn ugly tomorrow!

To be honest though we've got the x factor on mute while we listen to them argue, so far the husbands lost £100, everyones a cunt and someone had sex in the house while he was having a wobbly - think thats what they said, they do need to work on pronunciation a bit more grin

Only a matter of time before my poor christmas lights are revealed as the ture culprits of the arguement!

RoseRedder Sat 30-Nov-13 21:05:03

Could it be because its not actually December yet?

MrsPnut Sat 30-Nov-13 21:06:10

Just ignore and smile sweetly at her at every meeting. Your lights sound great.

1980schick Sat 30-Nov-13 21:07:32

rose Nope, shes had her window lights up since last monday! Thought id put ours up before she got the chance to take over said hedge again with her broken lights.

Hedge wars, may pitch this to sky!

WestieMamma Sat 30-Nov-13 21:08:13

You put your lights and your side, she puts hers on her side. Where's the problem?

CaptainSweatPants Sat 30-Nov-13 21:08:29

Jeez your Walls are really thin!!

bundaberg Sat 30-Nov-13 21:10:19

i really think you need MORE lights.

but only after she has got more of her own.

THEN you produce your extra ones. this thread could run and run ;-)

Shenanagins Sat 30-Nov-13 21:12:33

Yabu but only because its still November!

headlesslambrini Sat 30-Nov-13 21:13:23

my guess will be that you will end up with a large inflatable santa outside your window within a week.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sat 30-Nov-13 21:18:56

I like how hers are making her house look 'trashy' but yours are OK grin

flaire Sat 30-Nov-13 21:19:12

I think you need a sparkling giant reindeer - that would silence the neighbour.

Oh and definitely a life size Santa and Sledge on your roof.

And failing that a huge Nativity scene with camels and a dayglow Baby Jesus.

Tasteful.

Marking place. I suspect this might be a thread that keeps on giving...

WhenSarahAndStuckUpTheChimney Sat 30-Nov-13 21:21:46

Could the sex have happened while he was on holiday rather than wobbly?

Is there any way you could ask at a later date?

Taz1212 Sat 30-Nov-13 21:21:50

No, no no, what you need are pink flamingos wearing Santa hats.

flaire Sat 30-Nov-13 21:22:46

Taz1212 Genius!

I think that a full nativity scene(with lobsters) would look lovely, you could use the hedge lights to frame the scene.

nickelbabe Sat 30-Nov-13 21:26:12

I'm marking my place too.

how come it's okay for her to put lights on your hedge but you mayn't? does she know it's your hedge?

MmeLindor Sat 30-Nov-13 21:26:34

Snorting at 'your hedge, your rules'.

Ignore her muttering and shouting.

DejaVuAllOverAgain Sat 30-Nov-13 21:27:12

OP you reminded me of a photo I saw on fb. In it were two houses, the first completely covered in lights/decorations. The lights on the second house were simply an arrow pointing at the first house with twat underneath.

Just sayin' like wink

Btw YANBU

CoconutRing Sat 30-Nov-13 21:32:33

You need a mooning Santa. My neighbour across the road has one. Santa's bum lights up as he bends over and drops his trousers.

daisychain01 Sat 30-Nov-13 21:33:09

Even more of a priority than the hedge adornments is to get cavity wall insulation sorted out grin

Hopefully your net of lights have at least 10 settings (twinkle, sparkle, strobe, glow, Blackpool illuminations etc, etc) so you can give your neighbours a great performance for the next 4 weeks

It'd be rude not to.

AChristmassyJerseySpud Sat 30-Nov-13 21:37:09

This is going to be another thread like the Glue sniffing bridezilla.

We need more!

lunar1 Sat 30-Nov-13 21:38:52

Please buy more lights op.

1980schick Sat 30-Nov-13 21:55:28

I do have different settings for them actually, although strobe was a bit too much, we could still see them with the curtains shut, poor ds started spinning around making himself dizzy, obviously gave him saturday night fever so had to change it, there just on low at the moment, although we have flashing and twinkling for when i want to pull out the big guns!

I am liking the full on nativity scene with lobsters though! If one was to purchase such a thing were would one go?

flaire your description is actually a lot more tasteful than what we are used to from her believe it or not. Think snow spray over the front door (usually black, and usually wears off by easter, Lights in every single window, solar santa lights stuck in her dead plants, so they just light up the twigs, and millions of fake flowers from poundland stuck in the borders and decorated with bright blue and red fairy lights) - Id rather have what you described

Shes now stormed off with the kids - again, The walls are thin but the husband is vile and screams an awful lot. Hes a hermit who lives his life through the living room window, he saw me putting the lights up today and shook his head, i didnt say anything back just saw out of the corner of my eye. At least they'll have something to talk about anyway!

1980schick Sat 30-Nov-13 21:56:00

Mooning santa sounds fab by the way grin

DownstairsMixUp Sat 30-Nov-13 22:00:10

I agree - put more lights up!

swannylovesu Sat 30-Nov-13 22:02:36

op..do you live in my street, you've just described a garden a few doors away, does it also have a little stonhenge pride of place under a plastic arch (also decorated with lights).

Chlorinella Sat 30-Nov-13 22:09:51

I so need an arrow and a twat sign
Will they sell that in Santas Sack ?

horcruxmanzini Sat 30-Nov-13 22:09:57

If only they had an outside power socket you could run a very long lead to and connect your herd of sparkly reindeer doing that slow motion headbanging you see on QVC...

RoseRedder Sat 30-Nov-13 22:40:26

qvc sell good christmas ligts stuff for the garden

1980schick Sun 01-Dec-13 08:55:49

Ok - live update, shes outside now putting her crap up, so far 20 bunches of fake flowers, multi coloured icicle lights down the opposite fence, santa signs, santa stp here and live santa countdown hmm. again her youngest child is 15/16 so its obviously for herself she does all this.

Nothing on the hedge tho....yet!

I can't quite picture it op. A photo may help... wink

1980schick Sun 01-Dec-13 09:01:16

haha, im not brave enough to go and ask if she can stand proudly by her fake flower field decorated with multicoloured strobing lights, as the people of mumsnet would like some inspiration for their own gardens. smile

may get dp to take a pic from the upstairs window later though!

ChasedByBees Sun 01-Dec-13 09:02:18

This is the kind of thread I love mumsnet for. grin

digerd Sun 01-Dec-13 09:07:26

Oh yes please, photos. How many outdoor electrical sockets do the have? If her fake flowers are in the ground and/or wrapped round shrubs, if it snows they will all be covered upgrin.

Screamqueen Sun 01-Dec-13 09:10:04

Well we don't do fake flowers but yes we are one if those people who decorate our garden, we and our kids love it! I think our nativity this year will be very tasteful, last year it was only a Mary, Joseph and Jesus but this year my DH has bought the 3 wise men and to make it really authentic hes had a friend who's a joiner build him a stable!

DameDeepRedBetty Sun 01-Dec-13 09:13:31

Placemark to enjoy the unfolding drama!

sewingandcakes Sun 01-Dec-13 09:15:43

Oooh I've never put outside lights up but am planning on doing it this year; are there rules I need to follow? Marking my place smile

justtoomessy Sun 01-Dec-13 09:17:38

Loving this thread I feel it may on a par with the wedding threads/parking threads.

please upload pics x

Finola1step Sun 01-Dec-13 09:18:16

I really hope that this will be a thread that keeps on giving. Can you add anymore decorations to the hedge? I'm thinking gnomes dressed as Santa "hiding" and peeping out in a cheeky fashion. Bet you neighbour has never thought of that...

Fairylea Sun 01-Dec-13 09:20:20

Could you rearrange her lights overnight so when she switches them on they flash the word "Cunt"....?

Feeling festive an' all.

<bored and feeling cheeky>

WinterWinds Sun 01-Dec-13 09:21:25

Oooh I've never put outside lights up but am planning on doing it this year; are there rules I need to follow?

Yes, Don't put tacky lights on your neighbours hedge!!!! grin

ZillionChocolate Sun 01-Dec-13 09:22:00

Photos please!

1980schick Sun 01-Dec-13 09:33:29

Is now a good time to mention she has a fountain in her front garden - we live in bigish terraced houses so not exactly a mansion with her own gravel driveway and room for a fountain. Shes yet to decorate it for xmas though, maybe now the hedge is out of bounds for her she may be forced into throwing a few lights up there too, she once bought fish for it, they lived for a day until she went and cleaned it with bleach and found them all floating in it the next day!

She tries to compete with a house down the road, but they obviously have lot more money so everything is bigger and better, even there fountain is currently decorated with plastic flowers that look so much better than neighbours. They do life size light up trains, statues dressed as snowman, they also have an old fashioned street light dressed as santa and a massive palm type tree they wrap in white felt as a snowman.

God bless her neighbour tries, but fails dramatically. I think house down the rd is better for pitures, will give you all hours of entertainment. If we ask for a taxi round here and tell them where we are going, they constantly ask, oh do you live by the house that has all the lights, people come from miles around to see it. Bless neighbour for trying but i cant see anyone jumping in their car to drive to see the field of fake flowers with lights thrown at them grin

I really hope she doesnt come on mumsnet!

Xochiquetzal Sun 01-Dec-13 09:38:26

Ha and DH complains about my love of all tacky Christmas decorations. I've never thought of added fake flowers and hiding Santa gnomes is pure genius!

OP everytime she adds more tackiness you need to add more lights/sparkly stuff, by Christmas eve your house will be surrounded by beautiful sparkly, tacky Christmas magic grin

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Sun 01-Dec-13 09:41:56

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LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Sun 01-Dec-13 09:42:27
1980schick Sun 01-Dec-13 09:44:51

oh that link isnt working? Shes gone in now, probably for more energy food, planting fake flowers really takes it out of you grin

In other news though, so far ive counted (really bored!) 32 bunches of plastic flowers in her garden, thats £32 she has spent in poundland!!!

I dont know anyone who spends over a tenner in there! she deserves an award! smile

LilyTheSavage Sun 01-Dec-13 09:54:23

This is brilliant and is on a par with the penis-beaker-dunking thread. It's the first thread I've ever followed.
Could you have speakers outside playing Christmas carols as well? grin

Speakers grin

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Sun 01-Dec-13 09:58:18

I must be having a crap link day.

Plastic flowers!!!!! how very unxmassy....

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Sun 01-Dec-13 09:59:54

Do you have a wyevales garden centre near you, they have all manner of xmas crap you can annoy her with.

Including glowing reindeers and penguins, i want the penguins.

birdybear Sun 01-Dec-13 10:04:41

How do you plug all there things in? Do you have to leave a window open for the wires? I would worry about burglars!

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Sun 01-Dec-13 10:07:51

Also people who have masses of lights on their houses, must have astronomical electricity bills.

we normally feed the wire through a downstairs window but the window either shuts properly on is on the latch. Some people have outdoor plugs too or use a plug in their garage.

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Sun 01-Dec-13 10:16:28

Thanks Hoop thanks

I think you should aim for this!!

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Sun 01-Dec-13 10:26:18

Hoop, that last picture looks like Poundland had a massive shit all over that house, thats just tacky.

Lucius My DP used to work for Wyevales. He would be sick of xmas crap looooong before Xmas.

Thank goodness I don't have neighbours who go mad on outdoor lights. Most we get are people putting a string of icicles over their windows. Good for me because I can't sleep unless it's really dark.

DameDeepRedBetty Sun 01-Dec-13 11:27:32

Keep 'em coming hoop!

LEMisafucker Sun 01-Dec-13 11:31:24

It all starts with a "tasteful" set of fairy lights on the shed - you'll be draining the national grid within a couple of christmases smile

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Sun 01-Dec-13 11:36:33

Fry I can understand that, just standing in there for half hour, did it for me.

My neighbours are quite good in respect of outside xmas shit, normally string lights, thats pretty much it. Although i live in a rather posh bit, and its seen as tacky having blow up santas and shit, theres a house near the secondary school that throw all manner of crap on their lawn.

LEMisafucker Sun 01-Dec-13 11:37:37

Fairylea i had an outburst of laughter (literally unheard of) at your rearranging the lights comment - DD is looking at me like hmmandthe dog jumped off my lap! Thats a new take on cunt bunting right there

Valdeeves Sun 01-Dec-13 11:39:13

Please tell me where abouts in the country you live??? Plastic flowers in the garden????

LEMisafucker Sun 01-Dec-13 11:47:15

Just tell them to cock off

Blatherskite Sun 01-Dec-13 11:50:20

I'm trying - and failing - to see how plastic flowers are Christmassy confused

We need a picture op!

weirdbird Sun 01-Dec-13 11:53:31

Tis on a par with the neighbours down our road who spread out their roll of fake plastic grass each year to create their display on. Must cost them a fortune

nickelbabe Sun 01-Dec-13 13:56:13
nickelbabe Sun 01-Dec-13 13:57:01

or not. blush

AChristmassyJerseySpud Sun 01-Dec-13 14:17:33

I can imagine her now, stamping around muttering about how she can't her her fake flowers and lights on the hedge.

How could you deprive the world of it OP? (btw still need a picture of her 'art work')

1980schick Sun 01-Dec-13 14:30:55

Shes been in and out all day, still havent worked up courage to take a picture incase she spots me, but i have managed to spend most of the morning looking on ebay for more lights, just a few more snowflakes for the upstairs windows.

This is where it starts isnt it sad, I will be her in 20 years wondering why my hedge can be spotted from outer space!

I just remembered though i know where her mum lives, not far from a friends house and Ive seen neighbours car there few times too, I need to post a pic of that, It also has a fountain in it, But... Is totally surrounded by spindles painted black. Im talking a small brick wall that most terrached houses has, but there put spindles on the top of it to make it up to around 6 feet high, they are definately spindles. Then theyve created a kind of grid type effect within the small garden and hanging down on the tops of the grid are..... more fake flowers!! Maybe they get them wholesale or something as a family, there are tons of them so could be a possibility. Im going to google the street its on now and see if anyones ever mentioned it or there are any pictures!

GlitteredPinecones Sun 01-Dec-13 14:34:15

Could you rearrange her lights overnight so when she switches them on they flash the word "Cunt"....?

Hahaha grin Yes, please do that ^ op.

Would love pictures smile

1980schick Sun 01-Dec-13 14:52:53

These are the flowers she has, except she uses differnet lights, more blue/red/green lights!

Ill wait till its dark and take a picture, Im describing hers as ott but really i need to tae a pic of the house down the road, just wish theyd hurry up and put their deccys up! Neighbours is v. boring compared to theres!

Morgause Sun 01-Dec-13 15:08:39

I bet she has her lights on your hedge by mid-November next year. tchgrin

horcruxmanzini Sun 01-Dec-13 15:09:27

I don't understand the flowers. Is it meant to be a Very Hawaiian Christmas?

I can totally see this in the Dec 19th edition of the Daily Mail online. There will be a power surge in your street, and the felt-wrapped snowman lamp-post will burst into flames, setting off a Great Fire of London-style plastic tat conflagration and someone's child will be sent hysterical by the sight of thirty flaming Santas, burning away in an apparently satanic rite on top of her house. Like Madonna's Like a Prayer video, but more Xmassy.

Get those nice giant light up inflatables santa with a shotgun anyone

Oh and my neighbors house does actually look like that Grizwald house,grin

flaire Sun 01-Dec-13 15:21:21

You need to get over to www.uglychristmaslights.com for some epic inspiration.

Trust me, that will show 'em.

Morgause Sun 01-Dec-13 15:21:32
LilyTheSavage Sun 01-Dec-13 15:22:10

You have a good point Morgause. OP will need to get her hedge lights on some time in the summer or the witch next door neighbour will do a beach-towel-on-the-sunbed with the hedge. grin

antimatter Sun 01-Dec-13 15:32:04
QOD Sun 01-Dec-13 16:02:11

grin

WholeNutt Sun 01-Dec-13 16:04:25

Now would be a good time to put Christmas music on and standing close to the wall you and your dh laugh heartily having a blast! Look out the window and exclaim how lovely the hedge lights look not at all tacky this year and you'll make it a new tradition! grin

enriquetheringbearinglizard Sun 01-Dec-13 17:38:22

Do you know anyone who could lend you a living donkey? haha take that bitch grin

I might take that back though if I spot a thread complaining about the neighbour who's taken over the hedge blush

DameFanny Sun 01-Dec-13 17:47:52

Placemarking ahead of further developments...

FixItUpChappie Sun 01-Dec-13 17:58:38

Can you imagine being the type of person who gets upset over your neighbour putting christmas light up on her own hedge? Must be very hard work to be your neighbour grin

notapizzaeater Sun 01-Dec-13 17:59:05

Hubby thinkers hilarious, we too started with the one chain of fairy lights ......

This years best buy as Been battery lights that switch on automatically for 6 hours a day and according to the box last 30 days ..... I've bought loads to string over trees and hedges.

Am loving this thread - we definitely need pictures! grin

I don't understand the flowers though, what is christmassy about pretend flowers??

Runswithsquirrels Sun 01-Dec-13 19:19:22

Marking my place to follow hedgegate.

WaitingForPeterWimsey Sun 01-Dec-13 19:28:43

Maybe flowers were left over from a family wedding?

MrGeresHamster Sun 01-Dec-13 19:40:50

My hedge, my rules is golden!

VesuviusPoovius Sun 01-Dec-13 20:01:19

My hedge, my rules is a good rule. Except you know when you are mid discussion you will try to authoritatively end it by saying that except it will come out 'my bush, my rules' by which point you have lost the upper hand grin

JustRestingMyEyes Sun 01-Dec-13 20:13:12

flowers Wish flowers she flowers lived flowers next flowers door to flowers me - flowers my flowerskids flowers would flowers
LOVE flowers all flowers that.

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Sun 01-Dec-13 20:35:37

Please please buy a giant inflatable Santa up

AChristmassyJerseySpud Sun 01-Dec-13 21:11:01

Go to the pound shop and get several 'Santa please stop here' signs. And turn them into a fence around the hedge

intitgrand Sun 01-Dec-13 22:19:06

One mans cheerful is another mans brash.

WaitMonkey Sun 01-Dec-13 22:48:40

Brilliant thread.

JustRestingMyEyes Sun 01-Dec-13 23:41:20

One man's trash brash is another man's treasure.

JustRestingMyEyes Sun 01-Dec-13 23:42:21

One man's fish is another man's poisson.

JustRestingMyEyes Sun 01-Dec-13 23:42:58

Mmmmm. I like fish.

GoodnessKnows Sun 01-Dec-13 23:49:50

How funny. We have neighbours like this. Hypocritical beyond belief. Keep your pretty lights up and turn up the volume on your television.

Squidwardtenticles Mon 02-Dec-13 00:05:37

Personally i would burn the hedge down but then again, i am a complete and utter gobshite or so my nan says.

LilyTheSavage Mon 02-Dec-13 06:57:58

I'm back again for an update to start the week. Thanks everybody for making me laugh so loudly I startled the dog!
Your neighbour sounds utterly shiteful. Please could you do all of the suggestions? I'd be willing to pay a couple of quid towards it just for the continuing amusement.

grin thanks

IWishYouWould Tue 03-Dec-13 17:40:17

I have been waiting to hear more on hedgegate. Any news op?

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Tue 03-Dec-13 17:43:15
LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Tue 03-Dec-13 17:44:32

Raise money for charity, not after they see their electricity bill they wont be.

Cataline Tue 03-Dec-13 17:56:15
LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Tue 03-Dec-13 18:02:39

Now that is lawn art Cataline

Cataline Tue 03-Dec-13 18:25:31

grin

LilyTheSavage Tue 03-Dec-13 18:40:09

my bush my rules thanks for that - I've just laughed so hard I spluttered my wine all over the laptop.

Any update on hedgegate?

grin

digerd Wed 04-Dec-13 07:29:17

Hedges being living plants that grow across the boundary are shared irrespective of who bought it. The neighbour, therefore, has the right and responsibility to maintain and do what they like to their side but only up to the boundary line.

1980schick Sun 08-Dec-13 14:45:02

Sorry for not getting back sooner.... well came down on monday morning, most of her garden "adornments" were missing, all the plastic flowers, the solar lights, the solar massive train... well you get the idea. The same night (and this is karma for me) my lights stopped working!, checked them all and they hadnt been cut or anything so just put it down to being crap lights and ordered some more.

Didnt see neighbour for the whole week (and i did think what if she had seen this thread, and realised it was about her, but i doubt she can even work the internet). So friday i went to get something from the car and she was out brushing. She souted over to me to ask whether my lights had stopped working, they had and the new ones had arrived that day just hadnt had a chance to put them up yet, so she goes on to say how she has some more and shall she throw them on. I told her i had some more but as she went on and on i though it obviously means more to her than me so relented and let her put hers on. Im brushing the path while she does this and look over - the hedge is at least 6 metres in length, she has the worlds smallest set of christmas lights in her hands. I asked how big are they, she says well it says it has 100 bulbs, turns out they are just under a metre and the look of dissapointment on her face, well ive never seen anything like it.

So i said do you want me to put mine on (at this point i realise shes desperate for anything shiny to go on this bleedin hedge, and make a note to ask dp what he thinks of building a wall this year instead). so i put mine up, and when she sees all 30 m of them in all their glory she just stands there with her pursed lips, and says oh, there so vivid arent they. I hope they dont sjine through much through the windows.

I can tell you that they bleedin do. I now sit in the back living rm cos id end up as a zombie otherwise with them on, even on the slow setting they are still fast. But dp says well we've had to put up with the multicoloured offerings from them for years its there turn now. The snowflakes arrived yesterday, i now feel bad for putting them up as when i asked her what happened to all her stuff in the garden turns out somebody had robbed quite a few of the flowers and she was weary to leave the rest out. So either some kid walked past and took a few for a laugh, or someone on this thread hunted her plastic flowers down for there own garden cos poundland had run out.

So there you go. i can honestly say if your thinking of starting a lights war with your neighbour this christmas, its really not worth the effort, but for true entertaiment value, since i put my lights back up they have been arguing about anything and everything the past few days!

In other news the crazy house down the road has there lights up, they go on tonight apparently in tribute to someone who died (never knew this before) i can still take pics of that if your all still interested! palm tree snowman is ready and waiting! as is the massive fountain of flowers. hmm

sorry there was not much more of a war!

aww bless her.

i think you should give her some of yours "because I felt sad that you'd had your lovely ones stolen"

landrover Sun 08-Dec-13 18:31:16

Ahh thats a sort of sad ending! Poor woman xx
sad

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Sun 08-Dec-13 18:50:14

Aw, I do feel sorry for her now sad.

IWishYouWould Sun 08-Dec-13 21:17:10

There is always the option she masterminded thiswink .

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