Who is up for a Festive Treat?

| 31st October 2019

There’s always a few people that sigh when Christmas is mentioned before December, but I’m a firm believer in getting ready, planning and preparing so that when we light the advent candle we open the door to a whole month of celebrating.

As always, we have a lovely selection of Christmas Courses which can become part of your preparation or simply enjoyed as a well earned treat. Whilst some are fully booked, we still have spaces for Stir Up Sunday (24th Nov), Make a Hamper Day (28th Nov) and Christmas Wreaths (Wed 4th Dec).

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair – Free Tickets!

It’s always a privilege to work with our friends at Country Living Magazine, especially since becoming a columnist earlier this year. This year’s Christmas Fair is 13th-17th November (London), 21st-24th November (Glasgow) and 5th-9th December (Harrogate).

I’m looking forward to giving demonstrations both in the Country Living Christmas Theatre and in the Country Living Kitchen every day at the London Fair.

We have TEN PAIRS of FREE tickets exclusively for subscribers to Hen Corner. If you’d like a pair, just subscribe (top right or below post) and let us know why you’d like to come to the fair in the comments below. If there are more requests than tickets available, we will draw for tickets on Thursday 7th November and will contact winners by email. If you miss out on the free tickets, get 25% off booking online (standard adult tickets only) with code CLXHENCORNER25

If you are starting to make lists for Christmas gifts, many have found that experiences make memories that last a forever, and learning a new skill can change your life! My husband and I regularly buy each other courses as a gift, this year alone we’ve enjoyed Leathercraft, Silversmithing and need to book in that Falconry Day!

Here at Hen Corner, next years courses are all published and open for bookings, Gift Vouchers can also be ordered online or created personally by arrangement. Get ahead with your planning and you’ll thank me for it!

Other news:

  • One of our bantam hens had a nasty ‘women’s problem’ but we successfully treated her and she’s back to full health
  • We’ve dug out our old lavender hedge and plan to plant a new one after the bed has been nurtured with chicken manure compost over the winter
  • We are launching our first ‘All inclusive Hen Corner Holiday’ in South West France… Make sure you subscribe to discover all the details

Jobs for the week:

  • Order in some free range pork as we are making Simply Sausages for Bonfire Night
  • Make my ‘Here’s one I made earlier’ for the Country Living Kitchen
  • Welcome another local school to explore what food we can produce in London

Keep warm and we hope to see you over the coming weeks,


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dawn bell-pope 31st October 2019 at 3:26 pm

cos it’s a fab day out

Jacqueline Kerrigan. 1st November 2019 at 8:45 am

Looking forward to seeing a bit of Brentford Country Living!

Brenda Hum 1st November 2019 at 6:20 pm

I’ve been ill since August with Guillian Barré syndrome. Just able to walk again now and this would be a fantastic day to make me feel back to normal. Loved the time I saw Sara’s Christmas stollen demonstration. So inspiring.

Kerry Byrne-Fraser 2nd November 2019 at 2:02 pm

Because there’s so much delicious food and drink to buy!

Chrissie Jennings 2nd November 2019 at 2:34 pm

Would love to come to the Christmas Fair to catch up with Sara, bring my lovely friend Jane with me as she missed out coming to the last Fair as she was laid up with a poorly back. Xxx

Victoria Gibson 2nd November 2019 at 5:12 pm

I have never been but it sounds like a wonderful place to gain ideas and knowledge to help my family and I to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. I would love to be able to have this chance to attend.

Carol 2nd November 2019 at 9:28 pm

Love to meet you and talk about bees, bread and get some ideas for Christmas. I always think ill be prepared….never am!

Berit Ahmad 2nd November 2019 at 9:01 pm

II would love to attend the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair. It would be my first time, and I would bring my husband. It would be a nice time out to get into the Christmas spirit. Sunday November 17th.

Orla Kelly 2nd November 2019 at 11:40 pm

Love to go to get some Christmas inspiration so that (for once!) I’m not last-minute-nellie with the festive prep

Ildiko Toth 2nd November 2019 at 9:04 pm

I I’d love to come to give you a lovely cuddle and have a chat with you about all things nice. Xmas, bread, cheese, hen, honey and anything else

Carol 2nd November 2019 at 9:39 pm

Love to meet you and talk bees, bread and get some ideas for Christmas in advance. I always think I’ll be prepared but always leave until last minute. Would like to see and buy beautiful tthings made by people and not mass produced x

helen p 4th November 2019 at 10:59 am

this show is worth a train trip to brum!

charlie 4th November 2019 at 11:09 am

I like to eat my way through this show

Dionne 5th November 2019 at 12:59 pm

I would love to go after taking my mum to the last country Living fair. It was a fabulous day out and we picked up some great ideas. Thank you!

beautyandfun50plus 5th November 2019 at 2:18 pm

II went to an summer one once but have never been to the Christmas one but have heard it is good. I adore Christmas anti is always fun to learn not ideas whilst sipping a mulled wine and eating a mine pie

Sara Ward 7th November 2019 at 9:58 pm

Ladies & Gentlemen,
This competition has now closed – but check your inboxes as we had enough tickets to give a pair to each of you who entered – Congratulations and we’ll see you at the Fair!


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