One develops Christmas traditions: they help one to feel Christmassy. Last year we visited Pilton Cider for the first time, and having enjoyed another visit yesterday, picking up a choice of delicious carefully crafted Christmas drinks, this will be equivalent to our walking across the fields in Kenilworth to pick up our Christmas bird direct from the farm.
The Keeved Cider is our special drink over the period, and we came back with a little stash that will last well into the New Year.
It is always interesting walking around the Factory Complex housing many small manufacturing/storage/outlets. This is a small boot scaper, outside one of the outbuildings of The Anglo-Bavarian Brewery from 1860s. The outbuilding and the bootscaper may of course be of a later date.
We had a little tasting, and looked around Angela's art exhibition. She had some wonderful Trombocino squashes from her polytunnel. Sadly the long curly one had been sold! I did come away with a few small ceramic dishes, a woven star, and a lovely bit of twisted hazel.
I was going to make an arrangement inside with the twisted hazel, but for now, it is joined by the front door, by some ivy and lovely berried holly brought over by fellow Henton Gardening club committee member Sue.