Friday, 21 October 2011

Preparing for Christmas

I know its early, but we are certainly already gearing up and picking up the pace towards Christmas.
This year we are extremely excited about our 3rd Earls Christmas event, which is going to be held in some of the State Rooms in the main house.
The Garden Team will be bringing in boughs of greenery to decorate, and the House Team will be lighting the Dining Room fire and setting the dining table for luncheon.
In the Historic Kitchens the wonderful Jacky Brown and her team will be creating a feast for the eyes, whilst costumed volunteers will welcome our visitors to the Oak Hall
Here are some of the pictures we are using to promote the event.
Check out the property website for more details

Foraging for Fungi

The Park was looking stunning for our October Fungi Foray, and whilst it has not been the best season for fungi, the avid foragers were still able to fill a basket to cook later in the afternoon.
Local forager and restaurateur  Nik Westacott started the day with a fascinating talk on gathering fungi and some of the perils involved !
Following the morning session the foragers enjoyed a picnic lunch beside the landrover in the Park, and in the afternoon more hunting was followed by a tasty sampling session.
We are definately looking forward to more of these next year.