Last weekend I visited the beautiful Leeds Castle with my friend Lin. We specifically went to browse the outdoor Christmas market and to eye up the delicious looking gingerbread on display in every room. It was a successful trip.
The weather was absolutely beautiful. The perfect Winter weather in my opinion. Wrapped up warm with icy breath but a beautiful, low sun warming up my rosy cheeks. We ambled around the grounds, spotted the wooden gingerbread men, were greeted by a pretty Peacock and chatted about life outside of work.
We casually walked around the castle, peering in each room and spotting all the amazing gingerbread baubles that hung each tree. The Biscuiteers did an amazing job creating such wonderful pieces. Each tree with bespoke baubles were themed to each room- it was fascinating.
The best display was the giant replica castle that stood tall made entirely of traditional gingerbread biscuits. Each piece was intricately decorated and resembling each room in the castle. It was stunning. Can you believe The Biscuiteers spent 550 hours making this?!! Woah.
After being completely in awe of all the gingerbread and NOT being able to nibble any, food and coffee were calling. We had a wee look around the Christmas market, weaving in and around the small wooden huts. We ordered some delicious hot dogs, spied the reindeer and went for a walk to get Christmas coffee.
It was an incredibly festive day out and I enjoyed catching up with my dear friend. We made plans to revisit the beautiful castle, perhaps with children in tow or for another brisk walk and a picnic. I also really would like to visit when they host an open air cinema evening. I have always wanted to go to one of those!
Ofcourse I couldn't go home without a Jolly Ginger Henry VIII of my own!
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