At last — a Christmas tree worthy of our village

I am a big believer in CIP — Continuous Improvement Programs. Whether the subject is a company, an organization, or the human race, I think it makes sense for everyone  involved to push for improvement. Same thing applies to municipal Christmas trees

In our beautiful French village, we have had some pretty sad attempts at Christmas tree beauty in recent years, most notably in 2013. But lately, there are signs of improvement. The trees are a bit fuller, a bit straighter. Here’s our tree last year, Christmas 2014, as it stood in Daglan’s main square. Not great, but not bad:

Behold! Daglan's main Christmas tree for 2014.

Behold! Daglan’s main Christmas tree for 2014.

On the other hand, the scrawny tree in 2013 must have set some sort of worldwide all-time municipal record for being just plain awful. Here it is:

Not the most perfect Christmas tree we've ever seen.

Not the most perfect Christmas tree we’ve ever seen.

But this year, the village has stepped up to the plate with a tree that’s even fuller and more lovely than the 2014 version. Here it is:

Three cheers for the 2015 Daglan Christmas tree!

Three cheers for the 2015 Daglan Christmas tree!

And here’s what it looks like at night, albeit much more blurry than in real life:

Amazing special effects! Or, a slow camera.

Amazing special effects! Or, a slow camera.

And with that, all of us at Radio Free Daglan (okay, both of us)  wish all our readers a most Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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12 Responses to At last — a Christmas tree worthy of our village

  1. Paul says:

    Have a lovely Christmas Loren and thanks for all the great blogs during the year. Look forward to reading more in 2016.
    joyeux Noel.

  2. Double D's says:

    We were starting to worry there would be no tree as reading the Blog of the Daglan tree has become part of our Christmas tradition. Thank you for saving the moment and Merry Christmas and
    Happy New Year to you and Jan.

    • loren24250 says:

      Thanks Double D — I have to say that you were very much on my mind as Christmas neared, and I realized I had better get blogging before it was too late. All the best for Christmas (which is today already, here!) and the New Year.

  3. Uwe Haushalter says:

    One of my favourite blogs. Always look forward to receiving. Tree looks great. All the best to you and Jan ( also one of my favourite people! ). Uwe.

    • loren24250 says:

      Thanks so much, Uwe! Best holiday wishes to you and your family, from me and Jan — who happens to be one of my favourite people too! Cheers! (By the way, there’s certainly no white Christmas here, as I write this note — deep blue sky and lots of sunshine. I’ll take it|!)

  4. Doug Curson says:

    A merry Christmas to you both! Thank you for all your blogs this year.

    Doug Curson

  5. Lesley says:

    Happy Christmas and very best wishes for 2016.

  6. Peter Howling says:

    Hope you had a great Christmas Jan and Loren, and all the best for 2016, Cheers!
    Dawn and Peter.

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