Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

The time has come lads. It's Sunday morning, I’m sat in bed with the remains of an almond croissant on a plate next to me and, for the first time this year, I have crept into my iTunes, nervously looked around and hit PLAY on the Christmas album. That’s right, Wham has just finished and was immediately followed by The Pogues. I am grinning like a loon.

Last night, I took a mosey on down to Kew which I quickly decided was a place I could happily live should I happen to stumble across a million quid or two. What a large range of gorgeous houses and fairy-lit cafes; I am here for it. Alice and I had an early dinner in Ask and then, of course, headed to Kew Gardens to kick off the festive season.

I have been wanting to go to Kew Gardens for their dreamy Christmas lights trail for ages and it did not disappoint.

Christmas music was playing, the smell of mulled wine was well and truly in the air and the lights were spectacular. We walked through them, under them, in them. There were live flames, lasers and glittering disco balls. There were lights covering the trees, bobbing on the water, projected onto the pathway. There were enormous Christmas trees and a whole load of amazing displays; the best one probably being the finale across the water in front of the greenhouse. The greenhouse lit up in hundreds of different colours, there was music from Love Actually and Frozen and images projected onto water spray; similar to what we saw in Singapore. Who needs to travel half way round the world eh? 

It was so blady festive and, yes, a little bit magical.

A few pictures:

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew

Christmas At Kew


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