Last updated September 26, 2011

Christmas at Ashby de la Zouch

Fred, Sylvia and many others...

Our next stop was with Fred and Sylv, arriving on Christmas Eve and departing on Boxing Day (December 26th). We always enjoy visiting with these folk, they are great hosts and relaxing company.

On Christmas morning, while dinner was being prepared, I went on walkabout around Ashby de la Zouch. Although the weather remained cold and foggy, everywhere was very quiet with almost no traffic - overall, a nice time to look around. Ashby has a lot of history including the remains of a 15th century castle and, of course, the usual selection of pubs. Here are some snaps.


Around noon, back in the comfort of the Harvey's house, the rest of the Christmas Day visitors began to arrive. Jeanine, husband Paul and their three boys Nathaniel, Joshua and Aaron drove down from Nottingham and were followed shortly by Paul's parents, Peter and June, who drove up from Luton. For the next five hours the former tranquility was replaced by much noise, confusion and scurrying rugrats.

Fred and Sylv remained implacable throughout while they produced and served a superb classical Christmas Dinner followed by a dazzling selection of awesome desserts. Hooray for England!


By six in the evening, the Christmas visitors had gone and peace was restored. There followed a nice relaxed evening with yet more delightful eats. Overall, a very excellent Christmas.


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