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About paultoole

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  • Birthday 04/29/1975

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    http://www.paultoole.org http://www.facebook.com/manningclosechristmaslights

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    WELLS, SOMERSET. ENGLAND UK
  • Occupation
    entertainer
  • About my display
    Normally static display using 110v lighting. New to LOR for 2008

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  1. If you guys need any help or advise, send me a message, would be pleased to help. http://www.ukchristmaslights.com/
  2. Yeah, I too thought about that. Will make for more work, but worth it come the end product. - Thanks!
  3. WOW! That sounds very interesting. Can you share the link? I guess however it might be located in the States? I've sourced all the items for the 2012 show, but i do like the sound of this! Cheers!
  4. Hi folks! Since we were featured in a Network national documentary, We've been contacted by a zoo to design and create their display. We travelled the 3 1/2 hours to visit the directors. They want the same display as we have here, which they came to visit since the TV show aired. www.paultoole.co.uk On visiting the Zoo and seeing the area which we will transform, they have changed it from lawn to 'Astro - Turf' fake grass! In the centre of the area is a manhole with a sleeve for a tree, so location for a mega tree won't be a problem. But I'm really not sure how to secure Arches &am
  5. I'm also with the other members. Once you really push and promote your display via newspapers & news media, you really need to be geared up for a huge increase in visitors. You'll have to make sure that most if not all of your neighbours are happy with the increase of visitors, whether that be by car or foot. Switch On Night We hold a switch on every year, and last year (2011) on opening night we had in excess of 1,000 people turn up. I had already informed the Police, who knew and supports our display, I didn't bother with local government (Town Council) as I'm already good frie
  6. Aww, You guys here on PC are absolutely brilliant. Such an amazing community to be part of. I can't begin to tell you how much I've pushed the words Planetchristmas.com on the visitors here in the UK.
  7. In my experience with these types of lights, especially from China and such, Is that they will rust very quickly and last no longer than one season. Personally i would steer well clear of them. Never compromise price over quality. I've found LED strings made with rubber cable and sealed LED's will last for many seasons.
  8. Hey thanks! No sadly, once the season is done, it gets thrown in the trash. Over the season, I'll normally top it up, so it looks like fresh snow. I use standard tent pegs to secure it into the lawn.
  9. Because we don't get reliable snow here in the UK to cover extension cords & wires, I use 'Fake Snow' Polyester Wadding 4oz 1m Wide x 50m rolls. Normally get through 8 rolls of the stuff, but it covers everything so well, and people are always bending down to touch it, to see if it's real.
  10. **** special note: language is a bit course in some areas Throwing a spotlight on what Christmas means in contemporary Britain, King of Christmas Lights finds out what motivates people to cover their houses in Christmas every year. Are these twinkly-light-enthusiasts the last bastions of community and Christmas spirit? Some may do it for fun, some may want to bring festive cheer to the neighbourhood, others maybe for charity, but none of them can get enough of the buzz they get when the neighbours coo at their displays. The programme follows them as they plan for months, buying th
  11. Throwing a spotlight on what Christmas means in contemporary Britain, King of Christmas Lights finds out what motivates people to cover their houses in Christmas every year. Are these twinkly-light-enthusiasts the last bastions of community and Christmas spirit? Some may do it for fun, some may want to bring festive cheer to the neighbourhood, others maybe for charity, but none of them can get enough of the buzz they get when the neighbours coo at their displays. The programme follows them as they plan for months, buying the latest equipment and music-sequencing software and spending
  12. Throwing a spotlight on what Christmas means in contemporary Britain, King of Christmas Lights finds out what motivates people to cover their houses in Christmas every year. Are these twinkly-light-enthusiasts the last bastions of community and Christmas spirit? Some may do it for fun, some may want to bring festive cheer to the neighbourhood, others maybe for charity, but none of them can get enough of the buzz they get when the neighbours coo at their displays. The programme follows them as they plan for months, buying the latest equipment and music-sequencing software and spending
  13. Hi Martin, Great to meet you! Brilliant display, especially being a 1st time user with LOR. You've certainly lit up your neighbourhood. Can't wait to see what else you'll be doing for 2012, We're already getting items in now. Keep in touch throughout the year won't you!? Regards Paul
  14. Hi Jerry, So sorry i haven't got back to you sooner, But things here are quite hectic now, and will probably remain so right up until switch on night (Nov 30th) LOR's website isn't really set up too well for orders in the UK. Your best bet is to give them a call directly, they're really helpful and shipping is quite fast. Your best option for value including shipping is to purchase the CTB controller in its weatherproof casing (platic & lighter) Ask them to set it to 240v, or this can be done very easily yourself by positioning the jumpers on the board. Shipping to the
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