Christmas is coming, it’s practically here…
This is our last post in the series ‘Be Prepared’ and we hope that it’s been helpful and that you are nearly ready for Christmas. Our pattern continues with ‘Something for You’ – an inspiring seasonal event and ‘Something for Them’ – great gift ideas. You can find our full series of Festive Top Tip Films on our Christmas Page along with full details of all our Christmas courses and events.
If you are anything like me, I don’t like to start thinking about New Year until we’ve finished the turkey leftovers, however, since a recent visit to The Weir in Brentford, I would definitely love to party with them on 31st December. We’ve known the owner, Joanne Scully, for several years now and have enjoyed many visits to The Weir, sometimes drinks, sometimes meals, throughout the year. They have recently launched a great new website and have re-fitted the interior to include a cocktail bar along with areas for formal and informal dining and, of course, space both inside and outside on the waterside terrace to simply enjoy a drink. We are especially delighted to be supplying some of our local Hen Corner produce for their restaurant menu and wish them every success for this holiday season and new plans for 2016.
The gift of a new skill makes a wonderful Christmas present – one that you can enjoy for many years to come, it needs no storage space or even dusting!
Regular readers will know that we run courses throughout the year helping others grow in both food production and country craft skills and, after their first session, we are delighted that many of our course guests come back to Hen Corner to try their hand to something new.
To make things as easy as possible this Christmas, we are now selling Gift Vouchers for our most popular courses via our Micro Bakery Online Store, after purchase, we can post you a gift card which you can give as a present. If you leave it really late, you can simply pass on the email receipt!
Our ‘Micro Bakery’ has its final bake day this Friday as customers collect their Panettone, Stollen, Pandoros, Mince Pies and Christmas Cakes, and we kick off the New Year with Bread: Sweet & Savoury on Tuesday 12th January quickly followed by Toast and Marmalade on Wednesday 20th January – a day of preserving and bread making, more info here.
- Our Christmas Cakes have been iced, decorated and almost sold out!
- We had a lovely time meeting old and new friends at Christmas in the Park on Sunday
- The local bee keepers gathered together to toast the bees with a glass of mead and celebrate another good year
Jobs for this week:
- Roll up our sleeves for the last course of the year, we’ll have a festive twist to Bread: Sweet & Savoury tomorrow
- RAW Unlimited are making wreaths with us as a Festive Treat on Thursday
- Get ready for our final Micro Bakery with lots of speciality breads and treats to make
Join us on the Journey!