We paid another visit to Haddon Hall this weekend - this time for a Tudor themed Christmas. The house was decorated with evergreens and clove-studded oranges and the Tudor Group were there with dancing, singing and food.
|Food preparation in the Tudor Kitchens|
|Real mince for the mince pies!|
Tudor feast on display in the Dining Room
A proper roast!
a jam tart looking like a stained-glass window....
...and a wonderful centre-piece, modelled from marchpane (a coarse marzipan) and decorated with edible gold leaf.
|Cosying up by the fire in the Long Gallery|
Entertainment from the Tudor Group in appropriate costume - dancing and singing from the period including a rousing ballad about fighting - and beating- the Spaniards!
Just as we left, the sun came out and lit the castle walls briefly in the midst of an otherwise dull day.