Sorry I haven't been around for a week or so but I haven't been well and really haven't felt like sitting at the computer for long - I've just been lying around and taking it easy with a good book. I'm still not feeling 100% yet but yesterday we decided it would be good to be out and about so we visited Little Moreton Hall, just over the border from us in Cheshire, for their Christmas Festivities.
We were met by a lady with warm spiced apple juice (brandy optional) and it was needed as it was very cold. A jester entertained us as we stood in the courtyard drinking the apple juice and we then moved into the Hall where a table groaning with food was waiting by a log fire and the musicians were entertaining with tinkling bells.
We had a wander around the rest of the rooms whilst we waited for the musical performance by Hautbois which was excellent and very informative as to the origin of Christmas carols which were originally dances and not religious songs at all.
Did I mention that it was very cold?
We returned to the main hall and sat not too near the log fire to listen to the performance.
After this I was ready to go home as it was the first time out for a few days except for visits to the post office and sorting office - would you believe that I was out at the post office posting cards and when I got back I'd missed a postal delivery and had to wait to retrieve it from the sorting office. I was only out for an hour! Oh, well.
Many apologies for not leaving many comments on your blogs recently, I think I have managed a few, I have been reading and enjoying though. I completely missed Five on Friday too! Hope to be back to normal soon.