Yesterday we went over to the Christmas Fair at Dartington on the site of the old cider press. It was good to get there early and as we passed the major supermarkets there were queues just to get into the car park.
Here are a few photos of the Christmas Market, there was a band playing, the sun shone and it was a lovely little trip out. I bought some beautiful greeting cards which I'm going to frame, tree decorations at half price and 4 lovely stoneware mugs again at half price.
Here are some of my favourite Christmas tree decorations, and as you can see we have a gold cherub on the top of our tree. The Christmas tree light positioning is deliberate and a great source of amusement in our house each year....!
Our Christmas tree. It was great fun going to Marldon Christmas Trees to select out tree this year as you could go out into the fields and select one which they cut down and you could take home there and then, so we did. It's a 7 foot Nordman Fir and was a struggle to get into the car.
In an effort to keep me quiet and rested I have been reading some novels by Thomas Hardy. I'm a real Thomas Hardy fan and have already read all his books and poems once, but not for a very long time. Hubby bought me Far From The Madding Crowd and I've just finished reading it. I had almost forgotten how much I love his writing, here are just two lines from this story that I love.
"On a day which had a summer face and a winter constitution"
"It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs"
The storms are back and after seeing what Scotland are going to get on the Countryfile weather forecast last night I feel really sorry for them. The winds here are not at their strongest just yet, we have a force 7 storm with winds at about 35mph.
I still have to go out to buy the chicken, potatoes and parsnips. I was planning a nice walk into Brixham today but the weather has prevented that, so I'll have to wait until hubby is back with the car to venture out.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas