Hovingham Village Christmas Market and a sleep over at my Mum and Dad's!!

Had a lovely start to the weekend... Michael and I packed our bags for the evening and stayed at my Mum and Dads' (Michael's Grandma and Grandad) last night and went to the village Christmas market today.

It felt like a mini holiday...we were totally spoilt and looked after!  We helped Grandma put up the Christmas tree, did plenty of crafting with Grandma (she is a pure genius and really talented with all things homespun...she is the one who sparked of my slight obsession!), then when the little man was tucked up in bed we made up some mulled wine, lit the log fire, got into our jimjams and got cosy on the sofa and enjoyed a movie.  Total bliss!

This angel has been brought out every year for the past 28.  I made her in Sister Philomena's class at St .Cuthberts Primary School when I was 6 years old.  Apart from having to stick her head on again every year, she has stood the test of time!!

Mum and Dad gave me a lond needed lie in and I was welcomed downstairs with a full cooked breakfast...then we got togged up to go to the village Christmas Market.  When I say 'village christmas market' it sounds a bit amateur, but the Hovingham Village Market has been going for about a year now, once a month and it not only has stamina, but also such a draw.  They have 30 plus stalls of of really fabulous local produce.  It makes me realise how truely lucky we are, in this area, to have so many good independant producers on the doorstep.

The most amazing (and cheapest) vegetables from the Starks at Cawton.

The ladies at work in the village cafe.

Mary Pacitto  

www.marypacittojewellerydesign.co.uk - a very talented lady, well worth taking a look at her website!

I know I only had 24 hours away from home, but I did miss my gorgeous husband...and I am now snuggeld up to him on the sofa, joined by two of our dogs and a large glass of wine in hand.  Love it !!

Merry Christmas everyone xxxxx


  1. Hi Naomi,
    I was just catching up- for some reason, since you changed the blog a bit I haven't been getting updates on my dashboard- i thought you'd just stopped writing and was worried:) Now I'm happy, and soaking up all the christmassy feeling you are putting out. I love your mum and dad's room now with the table in the window and the seats round the fire. Very cosy.
    Enjoy the run up to christmas! lots of love, siobhan xx

  2. just found your blog. The market sounds wonderful I love buying direct from the growers or makers you get such a connection and often a story about the item you are buying, it just adds to the experience.


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