1. The Bunnings deer, though looking nice, I suspect will not be long lived. Every time you touch one, more of the clear, brittle plastic breaks of. Also the antlers mount is as weak as my Aunt Sally's tea. They do twinkle nicely connected to a Ray Wu dmx controller. 2. The Lyteworx 2.4 metre blossom trees from two years ago are looking a bit sad in daylight. These buggers fall over in any sort of breeze - I have two 400 x 200 mm concrete pavers sitting on the base, and it still isn't enough. Where the trunks screw together is starting to strip the threads too, so a PVC "splint" may become needed. These also twinkle nicely through the Ray Wu dmx controller. 3. The old two channel Big W icicles are also a bit sad, with a couple of sections deciding to fail, but I have three layers of them along a garden bed, so they still look ok. These also run through the Ray Wu dmx controller. 4. I was in a hurry and stopped checking Ray's pigtails when making leads. Lost half a day fault finding. One two core male was open circuit between the plug and the tails on both cores. 5. My spiral trees that worked happily testing on one controller, wouldn't work when placed in their final position on another controller. Another half day lost until I worked out the signal wasn't carrying thru the 3 metre connecting cable. A null pixel inserted fixed this. 6. AAH's DMX2-18's are bloody brilliant, although I couldn't manage to set the start address on them. Sorry David_AVD da_start just would not do it for me, no matter how many bad words the neighbours heard. 7. Soldering irons are bloody hot .......... I have a very cool brand on one knee to prove it. 8. I am not going to be all set up by 1st December. *Shame* 9. The $10 battery stars from Bunnings are spectacular with pixels inserted. I tried one with strip, and one with holes drilled in the back and nodes shoved in. I liked the nodes better, and did them all like that. 26 nodes in that little star may have been overkill ..... 10. I am getting quite a bucket full of cut off transformers, and may remove them from the inflatables as well, using spare 12V power injection leads to power them from the 350W transformers. 11. The air seeder arches I made last year were in the weather all year, and no sign of yellowing. 12. Merry Christmas everyone!