Haddo & Hedgehogs

One of my favourite things to do this time of year is to go to and do the things I can’t normally.  This is the thing about working weekends.  I don’t mind doing that really, but sometimes it makes life a little difficult when you want to go somewhere or visit something in particular.

Castle season is officially over, as of 31 October.  It actually leaves a great gaping hole for me, as I miss it dreadfully.  Good news is that we do open for some Christmas events, as do other historic properties.  More about that in another post.

Since discovering it last year, I now annually go to Haddo House’s Christmas Fair.  It is always the first weekend of November, and the house also opens for visitors.  It’s a really lovely time to visit the house and gardens, and because a lot of musical events happen here, plenty of room for stall holders and ideas for gifts.  One of my favourite annual stall holders is Sue Quinn.  She, amongst other things produces the most beautiful bears and hedgehogs.  Last year I bought a bear, this year I made sure I took a hedgehog home with me!  Life is good with hedgehogs…

You can see some of Sue’s work at her website, Bears by Sue Quinn, plus there is a special section for Hedgehog Corner.  My hedgehog isn’t dressed, that’s next years’ project for me then!

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