Alameda Principal that Malaga presents throughout December. Still I find the personal and private attempts - no matter how small - to cheer up the winter in rural Suffolk as effective, almost more so. On the nights we have recently driven through the ... countryside around us, our neighbouring villages - some mere hamlets and usually dormant after dark - have transformed themselves into winter wonderlands of colour and light. One of the most photographed villages in the area, which is just down theroad, has ... mid-winter may well be cold and dark. It is bright too, lit up with fierce defiance and warm Christmas spirit.