Blog by Bettina Reid | November 13th, 2012
Happy Diwali from all of us at the Bettina Reid Group!!!
I love that Diwali happens so early in the month, because I've been claiming that we have been celebrating it since November 2nd. We may have been the 1st people in all of Surrey to put up our lights, but that's ok! ;)
Every year for as long as I can remember or at least since I left home to move out on my own, I have always decorated for the holidays within the 1st week of November. My husband has always just shaken his head with a smile, although the one year I was so busy with work that I didn't get the chance to do it, he started to get out the decorations for me. Lol He was trying to say he was helping me out, but I think it was because he secretly missed not having them up.
This year I had a day free and knew I wouldn't have another one for a while, just happened to be November 2nd. Literally the house was decked out from the inside out! My eldest laughed and said it was ok to do the inside and even to get the outside lights up...but did I have to turn them on. Of course, I did! Then as we drove through the city, my whole family had to poke fun that not a single home had lights yet...but ours did. Then last week I tried to claim "see I wasn't the only one" as we drove through Newton...although I knew it was likely for Diwali. So, long story short from now on at the beginning of November I will be celebrating Diwali - the Festival of Lights! What a beautiful celebration it is as I sit here enjoying all the fireworks and will enjoy the ride home as we are no longer the only home in Surrey with beautiful lights adorning their home!