Local tourist attraction Cockington Green held a night opening last night - something they usually only do for school groups.
My Co Editor (who had drived down from Sydney for the event) and I were on tenterhooks all day as it's been a rainy weekend and we were hoping it wouldn't be rained out.
But it went ahead despite the rain, giving us the opportunity to splash our way around the exhibits without having to deal with the usual festive crowds.
I was surprised how different it felt, being there at night.
We'd arrived while it was still light, so had a drink in the cafe while we waited for it to get dark (and giggled about how this wasn't your usual Saturday night drinking spot).
Once it got dark I managed to photograph some quite unusual shots of the buildings:(Here are some very old photos of some of the same places during the day).