We drove in in some trepidation, but were fortunate enough to get a space up near the house - there are small advantages to housemate having a blue badge sometimes! It turned out that as well as having the house open for Chrimbo decorations and hordes of children arriving to see Santa, there was also a run on involving 5 different running clubs which had led to some 500 cars descending on the place since 9am.
The house looked really pretty with a tree in all the rooms, and there was a 'treasure hunt' for the children which involved the poem "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" and a hunt for various items from the poem, such as an owl, a pig with a ring in its nose, a pea green boat, and so on. Both Small and HMS enjoyed the hunt, which bodes well for giving geocaching a go once the weather gets a bit better as they both said they really loved hunting for stuff.
Unfortunately, the photos didn't turn out very well so I've posted those that did.
|The dining room all laid out for Christmas|
|Stir the pudding and make a wish|
|Can you spot Rudolph?|
|A roomful of gingerbread houses|
|All made by NT volunteers|
|Loved the train track going round the houses|
Until next time. x