Yesterday we went to the famous Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre with our friends, Chris and Joan from FayrePlay, but we were all just on a trip out, not getting medieval ourselves. It was freezing cold as is traditional for a Ludlow Christmas Fayre and there were some great musicians and storytellers too. We didn't spend much on the craft stalls though.
Today we went to the Christmas Fair at Norton Priory. We've been along to this with our medieval displays for a number of years now, and it gets better every time. This year we were in the museum area rather than squashing up in a crowded undercroft as before. We had displays of medieval musical instruments, though I confess to getting a little tired of playing period Christmas tunes so made the odd venture into later eras and tunes which were not at all festive. No one seemed to mind.
Sue had been busy for weeks stitching an enormous range of festive goodies which we also had on our stall, along with some of our medieval replicas, Cheshire folk tales books and little bagpipers which I'd made. We did a very good trade indeed!