There have been lots of family based acitivities at heritage properties around my way of late. The arrival of autumn, halloween and bonfire night extravaganzas aplenty. Now of course, we are heading towards the festive season and the public gardens attached to these fabulous houses shine forth with uplighters, downlighters, phased to illuminate particular shrubs and trees to their very best advantage. This is something that can be done in our own residential gardens now that there are lighting specialists available to advise and draw up plans. The need for safety is paramount. Experts in this field have all the knowledge about power, are insured and never put anyone’s life or pets’ lives in any risk – unlike some folk who have a rather cavelier attitude to electrical safety. A trip to hospital after tripping over cables or getting a shock in the rain is not the way forward!