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Joined 01-01-2003
Posted on Monday, 05 December, 2005 - 04:33 pm:   

Details now at
Joined 22-11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 06 December, 2005 - 04:34 pm:   

I for one will be at this event - for the community spirit and my own personal "wanting to". Hope to "see" many of you there

~Scorpy Sue~
Joined 22-11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 07 December, 2005 - 07:54 pm:   

Tonight, standing outside a shop on the Dartmouth Road, nearly opposite the flats/old baby clinic entrance (Kingswear?) I looked right and happened to stare (not for the first time) at the white lights on the small trees outside the Jobcentre Plus and noticed they looked like some (to me) recognisable shapes. I've looked at these pretty lights many times in the past, before this year, from different angles but never saw shapes. Does anyone know if they are indeed shaped to resemble something/s or whether it was just my brilliant, imaginative mind that picked out a dragon (left side tree/lights) and a knight on horseback with a lance? lol
My son, once I asked him to look and tell me what he saw, and what he thought their shapes resembled, said "a dragon and a knight on horseback" also.
These lights have been lit up from before Christmas I know, so, maybe they were for some other celebration? (St Georges Day perhaps?) Maybe I missed hearing about it?
Anyway, see if you can see what I did or please let me know here if you see the lights form any other shapes, from whatever angle you look at them.
When I stood directly opposite them, on the other side of the road (corner of Derby Hill) I didn't see my previous thought of/imagined shapes, just pretty lights, spread about.

Last thing... I see, via this link, on the events page regarding this day (title of post here "Forest Hill Christmas Festival Sat 10th Dec")that the "Christmas light switch on" will take place outside FH Station and WH Smiths at 4.15pm. As the tall, main lamp-post lights, on either side of the road are already on, I take it this will be the Christmas tree lights or are we having even more pretty lights? <smile>

"See" you all there and have a safe and happy, fun day/afternoon.

~Scorpy Sue~
Joined 29-10-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 07 December, 2005 - 11:02 pm:   

Err..these shapes you sure it wasn't a bicycle and Lance Armstrong?
Joined 08-12-2005
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 01:04 pm:   

Hi all, I am a new member to the site, have been reading through lots of stuff and finding it v interesting / amusing! I have been living in FH for the past year and a half and truly love it. I am looking forward to the events on Saturday. Can anyone explain where things will actually be kicking off or should I simply head up to the Library and nose about?
Joined 22-11-2005
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 04:10 pm:   

Hi Deedee <smile>
This is from the events page:-

"Sat 10th Dec 2005 11.00am-4.00pm
Forest Hill Christmas Festival at Forest Hill Library & Pools
Arts & Craft Fair
Children's Face Painting
Punch & Judy
Meet Father Christmas
Children's Craft Making Events
Christmas light switch on at 4:15pm outside Forest Hill BR Station & WH Smiths"

Some (better) clarification would be good, if is possible? If not, then, we all will be wandering about LOL
Is ok to "meet" more other FH 'ers tho I guess? <wink> LOL

~Scorpy Sue~
Joined 22-11-2005
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 04:20 pm:   

Loneranger ------- erm. The bike - possibly? lol but - sorry, who is Lance Armstrong? LOL (Scorpy under stress and not thinking "correctly" maybe LOL)
Joined 08-12-2005
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 05:12 pm:   

Ok, see you there then, hope it's a success
Joined 29-10-2005
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 10:06 pm:   

Apparently Lance Armstrong is famous for wearing lycra and being the boyfriend of Sheryl Crow ... oh and winning the Tour De France 7 times.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 09 December, 2005 - 05:42 pm:   

Lance Armstrong also successfully beat all the odds and fought off cancer. Then he won the Tour de France and pulled Ms Crow. Amazing man really.

Sorry, I'm being dense and not picking things up today -is he switching on the lights or something?
Joined 22-11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 13 December, 2005 - 11:35 am:   

I couldn't make it as we had the winter "lurgies" but I hope all of you who attended had a very nice time/experience?

BTW - the other night I walked from FH station up the Dartmouth Road and saw a fairy (or something like that) on the left set of white lights on the trees outside the Job Centre <grin> NO, I was not under the influence. The lights seemed to be shaped that way.
I think I am looking too much maybe and my imagination is running riot.

Does anyone know who "designed" the christmas lights layout on those little trees and IF they are supposed to resemble something/s in shape? My curiosity (and imagination) has been extremely roused now.

Oh yes and sorry for my ignorance. I did realise after an explanation by my eldest son, who Lance Armstrong (great man by all accounts) is but admit to not following the cycle racing at all - but I do follow other sports (ie F1 - which I know a fair bit about)

Best wishes
~Scorpy Sue~
Joined 08-12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 14 December, 2005 - 05:08 pm:   

I went along to the Christmas 'Festival!' - very disappointed. Didn't get there till 2.30 so kids missed Father Christmas (no mention of times on the Events page of this website), two or three stalls and apart from that, nothing! Felt very let down so took refuge in Question Bar which luckily is very child friendly

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