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.
You don’t usually associate garden centres with being a destination aim at Christmas, but if you take the time to visit this particular one – Whitehall Garden Centre, you will find you want to go back year after year.
To say Whitehall ‘go in’ for Christmas is a bit of an understatement, it really is so much more than the image of a garden centre at this time of year.
Anyone for choosing what is surely thousands of tree decorations? want to choose Christmas lights to string along your house? fancy seeing a Reindeer? … YES… you heard me right, a Reindeer… Fun for every age here.
Oh how I enjoyed this little wander around the little village of Lacock, it is in England in the south.
Often used for period dramas on television and movies because it is so pretty and old fashioned… with quirky buildings and interesting streets… it’s a LOT of fun to go for a stroll there.
Lacock, Love that village, it is popular tourist haunt as although small it has movie history (Harry Potter to Jane Austen) and it quiet, relaxing and calming in my experience. It does get busy at the most likely tourist times and seems to have tourist presence year round but it has a quality that generally charms.
Considering where to go? Like the countryside? If you are in England, If you are visiting England, this guide has tips for a wonderful day out , visiting an impressive house and amazing garden, full of beauty and history. I can recommend STOURHEAD deep in the English countryside.
It was the most WONDERFUL trip out recently, Man of Mine and Myself took ourselves visiting a place in the English countryside called STOURHEAD, its within the county of Wiltshire in England.
Stourhead boasts a house and massive (6250 acres!) of beautifully landscaped gardens.
I love a WALK, it doesn’t have to be miles, I just love getting out in the fresh air and seeing a view of LOTS of GREEN.
Earlier in the season Man of Mine and myself took ourselves out to walk with a certain AIM in mind, it was time for CONKER HUNTING!
For those that don’t know what a conker is, its HORSE CHESTNUT to many… and as such falls from the horse chestnut tree around September/October, the conkers encased in spiky cases that fall into two as they drop to the ground.
Such a STRONG word, so often misused and underrated.
A word we use in our childhood…maybe every five minutes to try to get belief on something!
Something which if we say to a person ‘you PROMISED’ there are NO stronger words to convey the TRUST given.