Sunday, 14 December 2014

A jolly festive weekend!

'Tis the season to be jolly', so we did just that this weekend!

To start off, a festive evening at Enchanted Christmas in Chipping Campden with the fam on Friday. We sipped on a mulled wine, or two, in the beautiful Market Hall that Chipping Campden is so famous for and before we knew it we were dressing up as kings and sheep in the nativity photo-booth. Cotswold Distillery made an appearance selling their beautiful Gin made here in the Cotswolds and CamperVin could be found in Cambrook Court. Lots of Shops were open for late night shopping, including some of our faves, Orchard Layne and Frankie Doodle and the town hall was lit up with dancing snowflakes. The Christmas Tree was officially switched on, which we missed unfortunately but we did see the reindeers and loved watching the brass band playing in front of the stunning Cotswold House Hotel. 

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We spent Saturday eve in, watching the X-Factor final (guilty pleasure). Millie supplied the mulled wine and Cheese, Meg the delicious Costello + Hellerstein hazelnut truffles and as always the boys supplied our entertainment. 

Sunday was a day of surprise there! We went off to The Cotswold Table. If you haven't been, why not?! No excuses next time, with lots of dates published for next year. The Cotswold Table is a fine selection of Cotswold food producers all in one little festival/market held in Kingham. We love it! Some of our favourites/purchases- 
Cotswold Bee's creamed soft honey, the best honey you will ever find. Chris let us try some raw honey comb which was delicious!
Gibsons Organic liqueur, all the ingredients are grown in their garden!
CamperVin again, a seriously cool converted VW camper, transformed into a bar. 
Burford Cheese - eaten in one go with the sourdough we also bought.
Cotswold Curer's - pancetta and delicious saucisson! We bought some snack sticks to brighten up our lunches at work this week.

This Cotswold table had a lovely festive feel to it, with mulled wine, gingerbread and turkey's for sale,a big characterful Christmas tree lit up outside and carols playing. Even driving through our beautiful Cotswold countryside through to Kingham , which just happens to be one of the prettiest villages at Christmas, was enough of a treat for us.

A busy week for both of us this week (well..Meg is starting hers off at Calcot Spa today) but we are seriously excited for our Christmas meal at The Bell in Sapperton next Saturday! The menu is blowing our minds!  

Millie & Meg x

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