Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Blackpool Lights

Blackpool illuminations crowns
The annual Blackpool lights adventure and this year it was well worth it as Little Bird sat in the backseat beaming like a little light himself naming things that he saw. Noticing the world out of his reach all of a sudden. Noticing if the light was a cat or a crab or a mouse.....tram
 I was brought up on coach trips to the illuminations every autumn, wind, cold and rain. My mum, nana and I would book the tickets at our local newsagents and the coach picked us up from the roundabout at the end of the road. Chewing on toffees I would be excited as soon as I spied Blackpool Tower in the distance.Blue Blackpool Tower Of course you had to buy some glowing jewellery and today the sellers are still there with their neon spinning wheels and glo sticks.Street Seller Lights
Doctor Who always, always puts in an appearance at Blackpool illuminations.Doctor Who Blackpool lights
watching the lights
Trams glide past and every so often a gorgeous boat tram all lit up goes by and we all whoop! Plenty of lights for my very visual little boy.Blackpool illuminations mosaic
The larger displays are all at one end. Nursery rhymes, haunted houses and familiar characters.Blackpool sweet shop
Plenty of good all Blackpool show - tacky, fun, cringy and fantastic.Pleasure Beach Blackpool 
Of course, you have to have fish and chips. Perfect in the icy cold air outside. I'm so glad that I am carrying on this tradition with Little Bird - 3rd generation Blackpool tripper.Blackpool Fish and Chips Sponge Bob Blackpool illuminations

Joining in with Country Kids from Coombe Mill - have a look at all the fun days out and activities everybody has been having this week. 


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3 comments:

Rakel said...

beautiful!

Coombe Mill said...

I've never seen the Blackpool lights and always wanted to visit. Seeing your lovely photos makes me want to find a way one year. Lovely photos and makes me feel like Christmas is on the way! I bet Little Bird loved seeing all the shiny lights. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

BavarianSojourn said...

That brought back memories! We used to go to see the illuminations as children, we looked forward to it all year! :D

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