Sissinghurst Christmas Fair
Sissinghurst Castle held a Christmas Fair on Sunday. Free entry and a nice sunny day guaranteed a good turn out and there were hundreds of enticing stalls. Many people were clutching adorable reindeers that had been fashioned out of logs and twigs and were ridiculously cute, There were many opportunities to sample delicious titbits from roast beef to damson vodka, cobnuts to vegetarian pies and local cheeses to mince pies. There were also some tempting crafts including beautifully turned wooden spoons made out of all sorts of different woods in all shapes and sizes and Romney Marsh wool products. The National Trust shop was also open with its fine range of merchandise so all in all a good opportunity to get into festive spirits and maybe do a spot of Christmas shopping. Sissinghurst Village is looking very good these days with the old Bull pub having reopened as the ever so smart looking Milkhouse and the old village post office and shop has been completely renovated and is now called TN17 and looks like a very upmarket deli that would not disgrace the best streets of London. We have a few cottages in and around Sissinghurst so I am sure the visitors staying are happy to enjoy the fresh new facilities.