After a few days staying at home nursing a cough which turned to a cold and then went back to being a cough I finally went out again on Saturday. I suppose I'm lucky as I haven't had a cold for years it had to be my turn at some point.
We decided to see what the Christmas Market at The World of Wedgwood had to offer.
By noon it was quite lively, there was live music and lots of stalls offering wonderful home made food and crafts.
It was quite cold and breezy but the forecast rain was staying away thank goodness.
Fantasy Wire who are responsible for the fairies at Trentham Gardens and other places too.
Angels at my Window - beautiful glass angels to sparkle in a festive window.
Lovely plants, flowers and door wreaths as well as beeswax candles and jars of honey.
Inside was looking very festive indeed
Shall we take a peek?
All the decorations this year were in the iconic blue and white Jasper ware colours.
Except for this table which seemed to have brought the outside in as everything was coated in a thick covering of 'frost' or perhaps it was snow.
It was all very magical,
with its beautiful, soft and muted colours. As we left the shop and visitor centre where there were more stalls inside the heavens opened and that predicted rain caught up with us. It was time to return to the car.
Today we've been walking at Ilam which is one of my favourite places.
It was sunny but very windy and quite cold down by the river.
After our walk we sat in the car and watched redwings and fieldfares flying over the trees and resting in the bushes behind us.
I did take a lot more photos of the river and the church but I'll show you those in my next post.
We spotted a few of these around the paths too.
Time to settle in now and write a few more cards and letters.
Or perhaps I'll read a few more pages of this book which I started yesterday. So far I'm enjoying it.