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The open fire made it rather special and made us hope and yearn for cooler days so we can light our fire at home more often! The next weekend we spent a day in Brighton, having a wonderful lunch in the Blackbird Tea Rooms which was beautifully decorated in 1930s and 40s décor.
We hadn't come to drink tea however, but to see Kate Rusby. For those of you who aren't aware, she is a folk singer from Yorkshire and every December she does special Christmas concerts, singing Yorkshire Christmas carols - to the tunes that are sung in the pubs in South Yorkshire. We just love her voice and I'm sure my description doesn't do her justice. I also loved her huge crocheted stage decorations!
And to continue our busy weekends before Christmas, we also popped to Hinton Ampner in the north of Hampshire. They had a lovely Victorian Christmas wedding theme to their decorations.
Now we are back home again and looking forward to the festivities. We've even found time to put up our own tree.
As usual we've covered it in our motley collection of hand made, Germanic, Victorian and folksy decorations.