So, 'think positive' - imagine a nice crisp, cold day with a covering of white snow, carols playing from the cottage at the edge of the wood, a sleigh & reindeer's standing still outside the front door, whilst a fat old man dressed in a long red coat, and a big white beard sits gently rocking in his chair, entering sat-nav co-ordinates in his iPad!
Got the idea? Well hang on to that vision & then move in your mind to Old Bolsover Yard early on Saturday morning, a hive of activity as gazebo's rise up from the ground, stallholders are arriving loaded with bags of goodies to tempt the crowds who will be arriving in a few hours time.
Yes!! it is the Old Bolsover Yard Christmas Craft Fayre 2018!
From 10am through until the last visitor leaves we will be - Ho! ho! ho-ing! with the very best of them, and at 12 noon & 2pm Creswell Colliery Brass Band will be serenading us with a programe of Festive Christmas music.
Elsewhere in Bolsover there will be the annual Christmas Festival & Lantern Parade, in & around the streets of the town.
As well as the craft stalls, we will also be joined by a Humpty Dumpty scarecrow - part of the town Scarecrow Festival, and a 6 foot inflatable Santa to get you into the Christmas spirit!!
Now with a build up like that, how can you possibly afford not to miss all this?
We are looking forward to welcoming you all, and showing how the work on the Yard has been progressing - and you will be allowed to 'Ooh' & 'Aah' as much as you like.
We are proud of what we have achieved since we arrived in Bolsover in April, and we are looking forward to putting in the finishing touches at the beginning of 2019, before a long Spring & Summer Programme in the Courtyard