A while back I wrote about succumbing to the phenomenon that is Downton Abbey. I resisted it for nearly two years, but in a fit of homesickness for England while I was back in the states, I broke down and watched every episode of both seasons back to back in one week. Once I returned home I was determined to make the pilgrimage to Highclere Castle where much of the series is filmed. It's only a forty minute drive from Oxford, so I knew it would be a nice afternoon out.
Marsden's Fudge and homemade, scrummy cakes from Cakes by Katie B.
|Lady Edith's bedroom in Downton Abbey|
|Stuart on the newfangled|
We hated to leave the festivities--and the warmth of the house. It was too bitterly cold to walk through the gardens but we promised each other we'd return in the summer to walk the grounds and the gardens. If you'd like to visit next year's Christmas fair, tickets go on sale early October--maybe we'll see you there, since we intend to make it a yearly event every Christmas.