Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

The weekend when christmas started

DSC_0114I know, I know, I mentioned the C word and it’s still only November but you know what? It’s really started to feel Christmasy in our house. On Friday we went to Westonbirt Arboretum to the first day of their enchanted christmas, I’ve been to Westonbirt many times but it was something else being their at night with all the trees lit up.

There is a fabulous trail through the trees, then it’s back to the main base to say hello to some reindeer followed by a juicy burger and a hot drink. Can there be a better way to spend a Friday night? The event is on for the next few weekends so if you want to do something to get you in the christmas spirit I would thoroughly recommend this.

As if that wasn’t christmasy enough on Saturday evening we headed into town for the grand switch on of the christmas lights. There was gingerbread lattes, school choirs singing, fake snow, a cheesy town announcer and a random ‘celebrity’ to turn the lights on. What more can you ask for?


The one complaint I did have was the lack of traditional carols, what’s all this crap that schools sing these days? What happened to away in a manger or once in royal Davids city? I shall be asking all prospective schools for Matilda precisely what carols they sing, an important criteria I think. Also that celebrity, it was no other than Robbie Williams lead guitarist, oh yes! Nothing but the best for us and highly amusing listening to the announcer big’ing him up and watching him get a 6 steward escort to the stage. He’s hardly going to get jumped on is he?!

All in all a good start to the festive season which will get going properly on Friday when we buy our tree. Can’t wait.


  1. Westonbirt sounds lovely, I have always wanted to do the Christmas lights there x x

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