Back in August we spent the most glorious sunny day at Mottisfont with the lovely Katie (and her son Finn!) from Life Through the Wrong End of the Telescope. Our day, which involved a French Bog Monster, the Cheetahs, Finn’s [imaginary] Ginger Cat, pork pies and me nearly buying a Quentin Blake original picture, never quite made it to the blog. Writing about it might have spoiled just how perfect the day was.
The National Trust are very good at making sure there are adverts on the back of toilet doors (I shall add that to the list of things I never thought I’d type!) – and whilst we were there in the summer they were advertising their Christmas Nutcracker Trail – with promises of the house being decorated, puppets, the Sugar Plum Fairy and all sorts of other lovely things – the Sealion Keeper was incredibly keen to come back to see that. So Katie & I checked our diaries (in August) and the only free pre-Christmas date when the trail was on, was December 6th – so we booked it in.
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