Earlier this week we attended a Christmas carol event at the city’s Castle. This particular event had been organised by some of the students from the university and I believe funded by some of the local city churches.
Unfortunately the weather was awful the usual British continual down pour which clearly wasn’t at all good for this outside event.
I decided to opt for my wellington’s and actually was in good company as I did see a couple other sensible girls wearing like footwear.
Armed with a large sturdy umbrella my husband and I approached the castle on foot to be greeted with a line of people either side of the gates holding lanterns which was beautiful.
For such rainy weather the turn out of people was actually very good with a great number of people already in the castle ground’s as we arrived at the beginning. With plenty mince pies and hot drinks available it was a very welcomed start the the evening. With various songs being sung and a brass band which always is most welcome to my ears at Christmas time we definitely felt in the festive spirit.
Sadly the electricity was being temperamental and effected the speakers at points during the event and the heavy rain didn’t help with the sound from the speakers.
I did find out that the Queen had been invited however had politely declined personally by letter although sent words of encouragement I believe which really was rather lovely of her to do.
After an hour of braving the elements and being offered a number of mince pies by the university students my husband and I retreated home to the warmth.
The rain was extremely disappointing but the event was well attended and definitely Christmasy.
Happy Saturday Friends!