Last Saturday, just as I was gearing up for the Christmas market season and preparing to deal with a garden makeover my poor Elsie was attacked by a neighbour’s gun dog. I thought she was a gonner, but she’s made of tough stuff. Full of punctures and with a backend as bald as a coot, we brought our bedraggled and traumatised hen into the house where she has been nursed for a week. A trip to the ben, antibiotics and anti inflammatories seem to have got us over the worst thank goodness. Chickens do not like being confined – this one decided she was going to dig herself out one day – what a mess! Now she’s back in the coop with her pals so we watch and hope.
In the garden I have installed another feature plant. I’ve rescued a pittisporun which was destined for the bonfire. It was about 8 ft high but was chopped and stuffed into my little van and fortunately seems to be taking.
Meanwhile the Christmas market season is getting well into its stride. Today I took our signs, wreaths and Christmas goodies to Albion Place – really enjoyed it and am looking forward to next month when we’re there again. Tomorrow it’s Green Hammerton and next week Chapel Allerton Lights switch on.
Here’s the schedule so far! Come and say hello if you can make any of them…..
Sunday 21 Nov
|Main Furniture Company, The Green
Green Hammerton, York, North Yorkshire YO26 8BQ
|10am – 5pm|
|Wednesday 24th November||Chapel Allerton Lights Switch On||Stainbeck Corner, Chapel Allerton||6pm|
|Saturday 27 Nov||Woodhouse Grove Christmas Fair||Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge,
|10am – 1pm|
|Sunday 28th November||Hob House Farm Christmas Fair||Hob House Farm, Holmsley Lane, South Kirkby WF9 3JB||10am – 4pm|
|Tuesday 30th November||Ramada Encore Christmas Market||Whinby Road
|6 – 9pm|
|Friday 3rd December||St Gemma’s Christmas Fair||329 Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds LS17 6QD||3pm – 8pm|
|Saturday 4th December||St Gemma’s Christmas Fair||329 Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds LS17 6QD||10am – 3pm|
|Friday 10th December||Leeds University Union||Leeds University, Leeds 1||10am – 3pm TBC|
|Tuesday 14th December||Christmas Market & Gospel Choir||20 Stainbeck Lane
Leeds, LS7 3QY
|6.00 pm – 9pm|
|Saturday 18th December||Artsmix at Albion Place||Leeds City Centre||11am – 5pm|
|Sunday 19th December||Pure Genius Craft Centre||3-5 Grape Lane
York YO1 7HU
|10am – 4pm|