Sunday, 28 November 2010

Feeling Festive - Or Not?

Well, I was feeling quite Christmassy yesterday but today, what with all the snow that's falling and the fact that it's soooo cold, I've wanted to do nothing but hibernate. It took a great deal of willpower to force me from my "pit" this morning and now that it's already getting dark again, with more snow forecast, all I want to do is crawl back in there!

It was quite a different matter yesterday. There had been some snowfall early on, but the rest of the day was sunny, crisp and frosty, and it was lovely to visit the Hopetoun House Christmas Craft fair, where Himself's mum had a stall. It's a lovely house and grounds and we very much enjoyed wandering around. My camera lens seemed to have some annoying specks on it but I didn't notice that when I took all my photos!

Even entering the building made me feel festive:

And inside, all the Christmas decorations and cinnamony-smelling candles added to the effect:

After perusing the stalls we took a walk round the grounds:

It's quite an impressive building:

My shadow makes me look as tall as he is! (I'm not)

The fountain was in full flow:

A snowy owl?

Doggy Graves:

Another festive entrance:

It was lovely to come in from the cold and enjoy steaming bowls of pumpkin soup in the tearoom afterwards, before having another wander round the stalls. Very enjoyable and definately worth a visit!

In the evening it was my workplace's Christmas night out. A good laugh and tasty meal was enjoyed by all and the Secret Santa presents were a success. I had been a little nervous about giving mine, as I'm still new to making felt critters:

But I think it was well-received.

And I certainly loved my gift, which was a fabby stationery set:

Thank you, Santa! ;o)

I'm still feeling a bit under the weather at the mo, but hopefully it's nothing a hot meal and even hotter bath won't sort out before braving the drive to work tomorrow!


Sarpreet said...

i am not feeling festive, The snow has turned to ice... but hey ho never mind

misteejay said...

Those grounds look fab - what a wonderful place to wander around.

Toni :o)

M.M.E. said...

What a gorgeous place to work and wander.