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