As you can see from this picture it has been pretty chilly here in Yorkshire these past few days and the best place to be is in a snug warm house but Leigh & Judith wanted to go out for a pre-Christmas trip to Castle Howard. We've been before and will probably go again but yesterday the peeps went without us - leaving us in the warm to guard the home :-)
Anyway here are some of the photos Leigh took on their expedition:
As well as many lighted trees outside the great house there were several inside too. This was the largest in the main hall and the tree was e-normous reaching right up to the second floor and covered with so many baubles!
There were blazing fires in all the main rooms and decorations with lit candles everywhere:
Even the statues had decorations!
There were twig and branch trees decorating some of the rooms:
Can you see the baby hedgehog under this one?
There were musicians playing festive music in the gallery:
And another Christmas tree:
with even more pretty baubles:
and they even remembered to put out carrots for Rudolph and mince pies and brandy for Santa Paws :-)