Christmas at Calke Abbey

Christmas Calke
First day of the holidays, feels so good.  The boys are still arguing, still stressing me out, but at least I can prance about the house in my PJ’s till 10am.  We played at home for most of the day, even had an hour in the garden.
winter solstice shorts and crocs
The Fireman, even though it is the winter solstice, wore his shorts and crocs and planted every stick he could find into the grass, creating a winter woodland scene…. Then at 3pm we headed to Calke Abbey to see the Christmas lights.
Christmas Calke
It was still quite light when we arrived, so we had a walk/run around the house.  It’s not until you go around the house when it’s getting dark outside that you realise how dark it must have been living there and how many candles they must have needed.
Christmas Calke
Christmas Calke
After the house walk, we followed the trail of lights up to the church.  I’ve never actually walked up to the church before, it was a very pretty little church, out of the cold wind which made it even more inviting!
Christmas Calke
The boys liked the reindeer lights and sleigh. It’s unusual for us to all be out when it’s dark, I think it confused The Farmer a bit, he thought it was bedtime and wanted his teddies, so sweet.  After stopping for some dinner on the way home, we trundled back home all weary and ready for PJ’s and happy to find that our little experiment of homemade chocolate lollipops had been successful :-)
Chocolate lollipops

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