The Christmas decorations were put up in the Hall this week and it is looking splendid! The Library and both the Inner and Outer Entrance have a beautiful silver, gold and purple theme, whilst the New Room has been decorated in a wonderful red and gold. Thank you to both Jackie and Leanne for this they certainly have the creative touch.
A Christmas to welcome our guests in the Entrance Hall
Ready to relax by the tree
Leanne, Jackie and Jacob getting the tree up in the New Room
We remembered that we had the walnuts still pickling away in the fridge and so decided to have a grand tasting session once the decorations had been put up. We tried our own pickled walnuts against a jar of shop bought ones and we must say ours tasted much better and had more texture to them. They are definitely good with a bit of cheese! Maybe we will test them out on family and friends visiting this Christmas.
Our pickled walnuts are ready for testing…
…and they definitely beat the shop bought ones in the taste test!
This week, Bev Gormley from Heritage Lincolnshire came to visit us. She is part of the Layers of History project which is discovering and exploring Lincolnshire’s historical landscape. She is keen to help us form a group of volunteers that will help us discover more about the village and Estate in the medieval period. Please contact us via the firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping us.
Jacqui and Caron paid a visit to see Kathleen, a 102-year-old former Housemaid, to have a chat with her about the possibility of her memories being recording by Phil Stevens, who is a lecturer at the University of Lincoln and is also a film director and producer, so they can be shared with generations to come. Phil has made a documentary on Sir Joseph Banks which featured Sir David Attenborough and a full-length documentary narrated by Sir Ian McKellan.
The Layers of History project will be a great chance to find out more about the village and Estate
The scaffolders getting ready for the work to start in the new year
Work at the Hall is ongoing and the scaffolding has now gone up ready for the roof repairs to start in January. Gravel was also delivered for the paths in Miss Anne’s garden and the paths have been repaired in the Kitchen garden too. We are looking forward to the tenants seeing some of the improvements that have been made when they come for the Hall Christmas Carols next Monday.