This afternoon, after finishing all my marking, we drove down into town for the official turning on of the Christmas Lights. We parked at Adrian’s work and then walked down to the Town Hall for all the festivities were happening. We listened to a jazz band for a while and then they introduced a few people. One of them was the International Red Bull Air Race champion, who just happened to be from Maidenhead – fancy that.
A young brother and sister won a picture-drawing competition so they pressed the official button which turned the lights on and started the fireworks from the roof. The fireworks were pretty impressive. We grabbed a pork baguette and found some shelter to eat under, before walking back to the car.
Despite the cold and rain, we had a nice evening, and now the countdown to Christmas is on!