We recently visited Little Moreton Hall, near Congleton to see the festive, seasonal decorations. We last visited in the Spring when we sat in the gardens in the warm sunshine with ducks begging for scraps at our feet. This visit it was very cold and there were no ducks to be seen.
We also went along to listen to Piva a group of musicians who play music of the 16th and 17th centuries. It was all very festive and jolly and warm inside the main hall.
Piva are always such good fun to watch and very entertaining too as they explain about the origins of the music they are playing and the instruments they are using.
The audience are always encouraged to join in the chorus of some of the songs. After singing along to 'Gaudete' amongst others, we were warm, full of festive spirit and ready to find our way home in the bitter cold of the late afternoon.