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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, tra la la la laaaaaaa la la la laaaa

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Seasons Greetings!  Here at Tregongeeves life is like one big Nativity scene with the donkeys being moved around frequently to ensure enough grazing.  The sheep have grown their winter coats – it is actually surprising how quickly they thicken up.  The pigs – Cinnamon and Nutmeg – have gone on a winter jolly to River Valley Holiday Park to help graze a paddock down there.  We have had to say goodbye to some of the older hens so we are awaiting some new arrivals.  Alice the Shetland is, well Alice, sometimes happy some times grumpy depending on the size of the carrot you greet her with.

With the reduction in animal duties for a few weeks whilst the pigs are away and fewer chickens Judith does not know what to do with herself in the morning.  So much so that I received reports that when she kindly looked after Jessica, her grand daughter, over night, the breakfast treat was a chocolate digestive and a glass of milk in bed with Granny and Grandad!

St Austell Christmas lights

If you are visiting Cornwall over the coming weeks you are in for a real treat – it really does feel special down here with festivals and celebrations happening across the County.  If you arrive this weekend be sure to head to Padstow for their Christmas Fair.  The list of talented chefs giving talks and demonstrations is amazing.  If lights are more your thing be sure to head down west to Mousehole – the small fishing village is famed for their lights display.  If you still need to do a little bit of shopping then why not head in to Truro on a Wednesday for late night shopping.  The atmosphere is always alive with childhood memories provoked by the smell of mulled wine and chestnuts.

Father Christmas will be busy this month across the whole of the county.  To see the great man is person then why not enjoy a ride on the Bodmin and Wentford Railway and meet Father Christmas on the journey.  Or he is also at The Eden Project where you can meet his elves, go ice skating and partake in a trail Lappa Valley is running Santa Express trains throughout December with the chance to meet Father Christmas too.  Or closer to home St Austell is looking beautiful with a magnificent light display and Father Christmas’s Grotto to visit.
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