Saturday 13 December Festive activities

A wet day. The snow and ice has gone and the fields are very soggy. There are no cows left on this side of the road, the last of the outdoor cows are now back across the road at the farm and will probably go indoors in the New Year. The sheep will be with us in the next few days. Most of the day was spent in checking paperwork for dad and we also started moving back into the Chatsworth room. The Xmas decorations are down from the loft and Chris tested the outdoor lights. We have ordered some more and hopefully they will be with us in time to go up this year. Later in the evening we went round to Sheldon where they had their Xmas lighting up ceremony. For a small village they made a good effort and amongst the entertainment provided was some traction engines and Santa was pulled up the main street by a tractor. There was some food for sale and we had a hot turkey roll and some hot chestnuts before returning home briefly. We then went to the Curbar church for the annual Baslow Choir Xmas concert. A good performance as usual with the choir supplemented by a soloist and the Plague of Bells hand bell ringers from Eyam (the plague village). Chris finds it amusing that it is a village that is making money from death! Popped across to the pub for a quick drink with Geoff and Margaret before heading home.