Today we went to our first Christmas fair of the year. It was held at Brodie Castle which was the home to Clan Brodie and parts of the castle are thought to date from the 1100's. It's a beautiful setting for all things Christmas, especially with a light dusting of snow on the ground.
This year the stalls were set up in three different areas - a marquee, upstairs in one of the outbuildings, and then in several rooms of the castle. Loved these wooden deer that one of the stalls were selling.
One of the stalls in the marquee contained visions of scrumptious delight. Who could resist such pretty edible things, so of course we didn't.
Ken had one of the raspberry bakewell tarts, and I had one of the keylime tarts - we were very happy little munchkins.
The area in the outbuilding.
With our entrance tickets we got a mug of mulled wine (nonalcoholic) and a mince pie. They had put tables and chairs in the old kitchen for this, and it was really lovely sitting in such a historic setting.
The mulled wine was lovely and warm which was perfect on such a cold and damp day.
As it was quite muddy outside, to go into the castle we had to put on these very sexy shoe covers - Ken said he felt like he was in an episode of CSI.
Choir serenading us with Christmas carols.
After enjoying the delights of the castle and the stalls we headed to the tearoom for some more refreshment, and discovered this fabulous sign at the entrance.
The tearoom with a table covered in sweet treats. The ladies working in there said that we should have been there at the beginning of the day when nothing had been touched - we thought it still looked great. Shockingly neither of us had anything off the table, instead I topped up my caffeine levels and Ken had soup.
Apart from the scrummy tarts, this is what I bought at the fair. It's a bat for our Christmas tree - I love it as it's so cute. Apparently the star hanging off it glows in the dark, which I'm a little bit worried might be too tempting to Cookie when it's on the Christmas tree.
Have you been to any Christmas fairs yet? Do you like these sort of things or are you a bit of a humbug when it comes to Christmas?
Until next time (and I'm warning you, there may be another Christmas event in our very near future), be good, stay safe, and be kind to yourself this week.
Pamela & Ken