Taylors sparkle up Christmas again
MUCH to the delight of children - and for those young at heart - Jamie and Rosemary Taylor will switch on their beautiful Christmas light display tonight.
The Bisley St pair have been warming the hearts of Warwick residents each festive season since they began their light show about five Christmases ago.
While neither grew up in households that displayed Christmas lights, they say they love seeing the joy it brings to others.
"It's worth it when you sit in the front of the house and just watch it," Mr Taylor said.
"We love just seeing people's faces light up and bringing joy to the community. It's a good opportunity to catch up with people for a chat.
"Some people are here every second night, and some use it as a bribe for their kids - they'll say 'eat your dinner or you won't see the lights tonight'."
The Taylors estimate they had 4500 visitors come through last year. While most visitors would begin to sweat when trying to think of the electricity bill from such a large display, Mr Taylor said it wasn't a huge cost.
"The bills go up a little bit but with the light show, most lights are off more than they are on," he said."We also use 75% LED lights and we put a solar power panel on last year."
The preparation for the light display though, isn't anything to be sneezed at.
Each year, the Taylors choose a number of Christmas songs to theme their light display to - each song taking a huge 20 hours to program.
"We have to pick the songs for next year as soon as Christmas ends," Mr Taylor said.
"We share the programming of the songs, but I leave it to him to do the plugging in," Mrs Taylor added.
The Taylors are just hoping this year is drier than the last, after a lot of rain fell during the Christmas season.
As usual, the music that accompanies the light display will be transmitted through 97.9FM local radio.
The house will be lit up until Boxing Day.