Christimis at Whitchurch Jelly
December is ‘Pick your own Christmas Tree’ time at Holly Farm and we were surrounded by Christmas trees and holly wreaths. Jonathan Allen grows them all at Woodfield Christmas Tree farm at Fauls – if you prefer you can go there and have a family adventure exploring the Christmas tree plantation to find your personal favourite – a woodcutter will then cut down your tree for you and net it ready to take home (with stand if required). Trees are reasonably priced with 6 ft non-needle drop Nordman fir trees from £29.99 each.
We also met Alf the Elf who is visiting Holly Farm throughout December and we learnt all about Christimis and Alfus Tigglespin’s famous magical stories where glorious fantasies come to life in the mysterious wonderland of Alf’s Wintry World. You can book a time to meet ‘Alf in the North’ at Holly Farm Garden Centre and enjoy his Christimis family storytime experience on 07773 047744 or email him [email protected]
One of my co-workers was Sally Joyner of In the Loop who helps families as well as individuals come to terms with hearing loss, providing lip-reading classes for family, friends and colleagues and lots of free advice. She normally works from home so enjoys a day out occasionally. www.intheloophearing.co.uk
Conversations included the recent Shropshire Dyslexia Awards evening at Enginuity in Ironbridge, the brainchild of Eli Wilkinson and organised almost single-handedly by her (with a little help from her friends!). The first of its kind but it was so successful it will be repeated. www.theddc.org.uk/dyslexiaawards/
We enjoyed home-made mince pies which went down extremely well with locally roast, freshly ground, Aroma Coffee followed by Maynards ham toasted sandwiches for lunch. Holly Farm also have a selection of delicious home-made cakes.
The first Whitchurch Jelly of 2017 is on Tuesday, 3rd January – a great way to get back into the swing of things – and leave the remnants of Christmas behind – especially if you work from home! Join me at The Coffee Barn at Holly Farm Garden Centre, very easy to find on the A49 at Prees. 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. Call in for a coffee to see what it’s like.
Published in the Whitchurch Gossip, November edition.