A Christmassy trip to Elveden

Saturday, December 14, 2013

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On Sunday we took a trip to Elveden to absorb some of the Christmas spirit and pick up some supplies for the festive season. Having visited at a similar time last year, I was adamant that this should become one of our Christmas traditions every year.

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I felt slightly sad that we’ve already got our Christmas tree as they had hundreds, if not thousands of fabulous trees to choose from in a whole range of shapes and sizes. There were some beautiful huge 8 foot beauties right down to desktop size cuties.

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Clearly lots of other people came specifically to buy a tree, it was amusing to hear the classic lines as we wandered around. It seemed like the popular choice was for the gorgeous New Foundland dogs to deliver the trees to cars by dog-drawn-carts.

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These orange wreathes looked amazing and I  regret not buying one while I had the chance.

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There was even a road train!

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Although we usually hate trying to shop anywhere that is heaving with people, Christmastime has to be an exception as I do like the atmosphere. We really wanted to have a good peruse round the estate shop to browse the hundreds, nay, thousands of local and luxury goods.

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Many local meats pretty much all locally reared. Someone commented that some are probably zero miles.

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So many gift-y items. Next year I’m thinking of just buying everyone a hamper. They look lovely!

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Well hello sweetness, come to Mama!

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I may have bought a white choc snowman for myself, a milk choc Santa for Husband and a little bag of scrummy peanut butter fudge.

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I love the proper wicker baskets you carry round the shop. Luckily they are sturdy enough for a rather heavy load as we filled our basket with goodies. Most of the items are for us to eat on Christmas day, plus I found some tasty sounding mulled berry punch which is perfect for me as I’m not drinking.

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We were all shopped out but full of Christmas cheer by the time we headed home. We’ll be back next year.

Sophie

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9 comments

  1. Mmm, love a good farm shop. Peanut butter fudge sounds lovely. Thanks for the festiveness!

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  2. ahh i love Christmas tree shopping! It always makes me feel so festive!

    Hannah xx

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  3. Gorgeous post! I adore that beautiful big Dog pulling the sleigh with the Christmas Tree in it!

    Katie <3

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  4. another reason to move to Norfolk! (although is elveden on suffolk? close enough anyway!)

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  5. Aren't the Newfies adorable? I saw them at Cromer a couple of years ago doing a lifesaving display in the sea - they train them to rescue people in trouble.

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  6. The little trees are super sweet and there are so many goodies in the shop! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  7. This should definitely be a Christmas tradition, if only to see the New Foundland dogs - so cute! Andy went to get ours from a farm close by... on his quad bike - it's 7ft tall!

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  8. What an amazing farm shop! I've been to loads in my time but I've never seen one with such a massive dessert counter and fudge! The Newfoundlands are utterly gorgeous--I'd be far more inclined to buy a real tree if I had the option of one of those amazing dogs deliver the tree to my car for me. So beautiful.

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