Merry Christmas from Savour the Moment!

Festive wreath made from featherS and lit with mixture LED lights

Rural Christmas Crafts

Rural life in North Nottinghamshire has provided us with many opportunities. I think we have embraced them all. Not least our latest and most productive hobby: sausage-making!

We have been given quantities of game birds from local shoots and so it has become necessary to be inventive. Roast pheasant, roast partridge, game casserole, pheasant bolognese…

Recipes coming soon

I can share the recipes and methods with you in the New Year, perhaps you would like to see them?

A very merry Christmas

In the meantime here is a picture of our Christmas wreath. Created from feathers and a biodegradable OASIS https://www.oasisfloral.co.uk/ base. It hangs on my front door. A seasonal image to wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Festive wreath made from feathers and lit with miniature LED lights
Festive wreath made from feathers

http://savourthemoment.co/wp-admin/post.php?post=1183&action=edit

Christmas Tree Festival

A variety of Christmas Trees all decorated and lit

St Peter’s Church, Clayworth, Nottinghamshire –  first ever  Christmas tree festival!

Christmas tree festivals are community events that bring people and local organisations together. Individuals and groups supply and decorate a Christmas tree.  This particular Christmas tree festival is St Peter’s first ever!  There are currently fifteen trees in this inaugural display, all lit, decorated and on show collectively. But for a limited time only – from now until Saturday 21st December.  It is not here for long and St Peter’s in Clayworth, North Nottinghamshire will be open every day until then from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

A variety of Christmas Trees all decorated and lit
All kinds of trees, decorated and lit in St Peter’s Church, Clayworth North Nottinghamshire

Local organisations get involved

A couple of local organisations have provided a themed tree to reflect their business, such as the popular local bar and restaurant ‘the Blacksmith’s Arms’ https://www.blacksmithsclayworth.com/. Then there’s the ‘go to’ website for all events, things to do and what’s on information for the North Nottinghamshire area https://www.innorthnotts.co.uk/ 

The glow from the lights of two Christmas trees
Find out what’s happening in North Nottinghamshire from this pretty tree

An opportunity to visit the Traquair Murals

So, if you missed the ‘big one’ in town, now is your chance to savour flavour of this individual display. Enjoy this smaller but cosier exhibition in a local, historic, village church.  Take advantage of this opportunity to see the ‘Traquair Murals’ as St Peter’s is home to the largest works of art in the East of England. They are are well worth a visit in themselves.  You can read all about them here: http://savourthemoment.co/country-life/the-traquair-murals-the-what-murals/ 

Edible tree decorations to take away ‘Treats and Treasures’

A couple of the trees are decorated with edible treats.  Help yourself to one or two – take some home or pass them around.  This is a free event but there are opportunities to leave donations.  There is a safe in the wall near the door for donations and also one or two collection boxes near the trees.  Refreshments are available too.

A Christmas tree decorated with edible treats, chocolate coins and peppermint candy canes
Treats and treasure tree – help yourself to chocolate coins or peppermint canes

Heartwarming and unforgettable

Every Christmas tree festival is unique and has its own charm.  St Peter’s would welcome your visit. It is a heart-warming and unforgettable sight especially when the trees are lit and it’s dark outside.

A uniquely hand-crafted Christmas tree
A uniquely hand-crafted Christmas tree

Share the joy

In recent years Christmas tree festivals have become increasingly popular as a way of bringing communities together. They provide the opportunity to raise money for the church or local charities.  Most importantly they share the joy of the Christmas message and add a little extra sparkle to the Christmas festivities. 

Blue and white Christmas trees
A blue and white theme

Don’t miss this chance to visit, time is running out – it will all be over on the evening of Saturday 21st December.