Christmas is possibly my favourite time of year. For me it all kicks off around mid-November with a visit to the Chatsworth Christmas Markets.
We all pile into a car (including the dogs) and take the scenic route into the Peak District.
If you love period dramas as much as I do you’ll probably recognise the house…
It’s perhaps most famous for playing ‘Pemberley’ in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (starring Keira Knightley)
We always start our day out either touring the house or exploring the estate. The house is themed differently each Christmas and this year’s theme is Great Expectations.
However, on the day we visited the weather was too glorious to spend the morning indoors so we ventured out onto the estate…
Where we attempted to tire this little rascal out…
We climbed up the hill through the ever changing Autumn colours until we reached the folly…
Where we stopped for a while to enjoy the view.
Jacket: New Look
Jeans: Marks and Spencer
Boots: Next (old) similar here
Gloves: North Face
Eventually though it was time for lunch, so we made the somewhat treacherous trip back downhill.
My top tip is to avoid the morning crush on the market. We always have a leisurely lunch in the restaurant, and wait until the sun is setting before setting before heading out to shop.
This year’s markets run until 5th December 2017 and you can find more information here.