Sophie Bear
Christmas Lights in Southend 2007  


Cute furry bear



Christmas light turn on

Today is the switch on of the Southend Christmas Lights. It's very exciting for Sophie and Sarah Bear.


Christmas tree in car with Sophie Bear

Sophie is practicing for her part in the Christmas play at school. She has to sing about three kings riding on their camels then do a dance. Luckily her friends Sarah, Little Bear and Katy the Camel have come to help her learn it.

Mrs Keen shouts them all to come on and get their coats on. It's time to drive down to Southend to see the lights switched on.

"Why do we have to go to Southend for that?" asked Sophie, "we've got a light switch here!". Cheeky bear!



When they got there, there were hundreds of people in the street. Everyone counted down .. "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1". Sophie and Sarah joined in and as they said "1" all the lights came on!

Sophie thought they were very pretty. "They are even better than the ones on my house!"


Southend Christmas Spectacular fireworks

Next there were lots of big bangs. Sophie looked up to see some pretty fireworks in the sky. "WOW!", she shouted!


They all came home very excited. The Essex FM radio station was at the switch on and had given them all pretend reindeer antlers to wear!


Essex FM 94.6 - Antlers from the Thunders. Sophie says thanks girls!



"Merry Christmas Everyone "

says Sophie


Parent's Note

The bears attended the Southend Christmas Spectacular. For more details of events in 2007 or 2007 check out Sophie recommends the candy floss and donuts on the seafront!

If you know of good amateur illuminations then send Sophie an email and we'll try to list it for you. Also, if you're in the Essex area then she would enjoy visiting!



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