Lights man starting to think of 2013 already

IT HAS taken three months and thousands of lights, but a magical Christmas has finally arrived for one islander, who is already preparing for next year’s display.

Dave Baker takes decorating his house for Christmas to great heights. His 2012 display has cost him £10,000, involves an estimated 80,000 lights – and a spiralling electricity bill. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1288519)
Dave Baker takes decorating his house for Christmas to great heights. His 2012 display has cost him £10,000, involves an estimated 80,000 lights – and a spiralling electricity bill. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1288519)

IT HAS taken three months and thousands of lights, but a magical Christmas has finally arrived for one islander, who is already preparing for next year’s display.

Since September, Dave Baker has spent in excess of £10,000 decorating his home at Rue des Pointues Rocques, St Sampson’s, with an estimated 80,000 lights and a vast collection of decorations.

But he is now looking forward to dreaming up ideas for the festive season of 2013.

‘I have to start thinking about next year now,’ he said. ‘I will start planning it in January.

‘I just love Christmas. I have been doing this for 20 years. I always start early because, as you can imagine, if you are trying to put a phenomenal amount up, it takes time.

‘I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, so this is my passion.’

Comments for: "Lights man starting to think of 2013 already"

Guern in UK

Whatever flicks your switch I suppose!!

islander

They look great.Its a pleasure for onlookers.

Have a good expensive Christmas and tell them neighbours further down the road that your not responsible for the cable surge that put them in darkness. HO HO HO

King Maker

Well done Mr Baker - you will have made numerous children happy this year - excellent effort and all the very best to you and yours.