FIRST LET’S CATCH UP
Since starting in September 2016, I am more than happy how WhimsyandCosy has taken off.
New people can arrive all the time, in case you missed any posts the categories and archives are available, did you for instance enjoy the Wander through this English Village or Festive time Here
Talking of enjoying, hoping you may make my Zozie’s Leek and Pea Soup
Or… my yummy Pie
Also, as you know I love my reading too, What have you been reading? December reading was enjoyable for me, especially the book Mistletoe on 34th Street
TODAY’S brand new visit though, is of the festive tree display held at Lacock Abbey around December time….
I love trees, and the tree display inside the grounds of Lacock Abbey, in December, are something I look forward to seeing if I am lucky enough to get the chance.
The many trees – placed inside the famous Lacock Abbey Cloisters – (made famous in part – in recent years- by the filming of ‘Harry Potter’) are designed by different schools/groups/clubs/organizations/charities for the event.
It’s beautiful and calming, fun to walk around, and a joy to see. I want to share my wonderful time with you all out there as well.
The weather was VERY reasonable for December, YES! …
…deciding to travel light and keep moving while there to starve off the cold , ‘Man of Mine’ and Myself wrapped up in hat, gloves, coats, and scarves and off we went, adventuring….
Lacock is always busy but today was a Friday so a little less so than weekends, in fact it was pretty quiet, hooray!….the abbey grounds had a reindeer trail that you could follow to spot the large weave reindeer as you walked around the grounds and I must admit I enjoyed looking out for them, like a reindeer hide and seek… I will NEVER grow out of things such as that… NEVER EVER EVER.
I love to see the changing of the seasons and at a place like Lacock Abbey it really loves to show, today the trees were still different shades but with less leaves about… but still plenty of colour.. and to be honest still plenty of leaves! – see picture above.
I really do love the way the reindeer were dotted about the walkways, I got ‘Man of Mine’ to take several photos as you can imagine.
After spotting aobut 5 or 6 of these beautiful Reindeer we discovered the tree in the Abbey Courtyard… Look!!
In fact there was a little second hand book shop in the courtyard as well, I was strong and didn’t go in – in case I wanted the whole shop… just joking! – or AM I…
We even spotted an old brewery bit open to see we had not been into before, even that bit was decorated…
It really was like being in the Famous Five or something, you went through little wooden door across the cobbles and into the dark, looking at things that had mostly been there a VERY long time.
‘Man of Mine’ took every picture you see on this blog piece, he was ESPECIALLY happy with this one above, it was perfect weather for photos outside for December. I did warn him when he took the pictures I was going to be after a LOT 😉
We headed into the cloisters for the MAIN event, and this was our first view, so pretty…
As you go into the rooms of the cloisters, it is pretty dark, but we got some pictures to show you how lovely it is…
The trees – as I said – are decorated by different organisations, some were themed with crochet (YES) or reindeer or Father Xmas… it really varied.. lots of Angels as well.
Look at this Angel tree
We even got to visit the GREAT HALL, and they had it decorated so beautifully for Christmas time
It really was a massive tree, standing at the bottom looking up, it was so high up there, and I looked with wonder at the big present pile, it looked SO juicy!
Even these lamps were entrancing me!
I think all these things are full of whimsy and very cosy….
Back to the trees in the cloisters… look at this beautiful crochet tree.. this was my very favorite.
As we wandered along the corridors, you turn and look…
so pretty where you have been.
This was ONE of my favorite trees with this topped knitted of Santa in the chimney.
We used a flash so you could see it even clearer.
Just look at how beautifully the place was decorated, it really was a labour of love I would think.
Another one of my favorites was this history club tree, it has toys and things – very laden.
This was ‘Man of Mine’s favorite , these are green Santa’s, it said that Santa was more traditionally green and was decked in holly etc, but that his visit was connected to spring time. Confusing but interesting, and was a bit of lesson . Well done to the school that designed this.
Well done to ALL the places that designed the trees.
Look at the WONDER of this place called Lacock Abbey – know wonder they filmed some Harry Potter here. ‘Man of Mine’ took a gorgeous picture …