Chawton House Library

Is it too early for a Christmas related post? I ask having walked past a house today with a decorated tree in the front window… I think not.

Last year I had the best Christmas ever. It wasn’t with my family (sorry sis) and it wasn’t even on Christmas day. I didn’t unwrap a single present and there was no turkey in sight but I had never felt more Christmas-y. It all took place on my trip to Chawton house on their Edwardian day. The scene was set with a brisk walk down the fabulous drive on a crisp sunny morning.

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I was greeted by two lovely ladies who offered me mulled wine and a place to warm by a great big cosy fireplace. I sat in the drawing room with my glass and slowly started to feel the tips of my fingers again. IMAG0829

before being called to dinner

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The dining room set for Christmas dinner

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The help tending to the car and guests

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The church next door IMAG0840Chawton House Library are hosting their Edwardian themed Christmas again this year by popular demand. If you’re free on December 8th, I’d recommend a visit. It’s very nearby Jane Austen’s house so you could make a day of it. Details here.

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