Lowther Castle, Cumbria

A Festive Sunday at Lowther Castle

There’s nothing I love more that going to Christmas markets. Whether it’s munching on some mini dutch pancakes at the Manchester markets or having a little look around some of the small local markets; they make me feel so festive. If you read last weeks weekly post, you’ll have seen that I went to Lowther Castle (in Cumbria near Penrith) to their markets.

If you hadn’t already guessed, I love christmas. I love how cheery it makes me, especially when I’m walking around little christmas stalls. There was a mix of local produce, food and drink stalls and then some other crafty little stalls. There was a girl with her acoustic guitar singing a lovely mix of festive songs and some non festive ones too and it just made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Also, sitting by the beautiful fire pit defiantly kept me warm whilst I listened to the music and just took in the atmosphere.

I always think it’s amazing how some fairy lights, a christmas atmosphere and a crisp winter morning can make people feel happy. Everyone walking around had such a smile on their faces, however that may be partly due to the amazing waffle stall. You could basically have any toppings you wanted, or go for the menu options. I opted for the cookie monster because who doesn’t want a waffle with biscoff spread and biscuits and cookies with toffee sauce?? Okay, so I may be a bit of a cookie monster myself but it was gorgeous and I could have eaten another one too!

Going to this little market defiantly got me in the christmas mood. We went and bought our christmas tree after going too which made the big day feel even closer. I feel like Christmas has really crept up on me this year; out of nowhere it’s already the 8th December!! I’m very much looking forward to going christmas shopping with the fam tomorrow then only two more shifts at work and I’m done for christmas!

I always find it weird not being at home much at the beginning of December. I can’t wait to get home so I can decorate the house and tree we’ve just bought and get to see friends and family and have a pretty splendid time of eating way too much.

What are your favourite things about the build up to Christmas?

 

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