Sunday, 10 December 2017

Blogmas 2017 - Day 10 - A Festive Day Out



Blogmas wouldn't really be Blogmas without a festive day out, would it?

A few months ago, my sister and I entered an Instagram competition ran by Masons Family Market. It was for free tickets to their first ever Christmas Fayre.  We were both over the moon to find out we won tickets for free entry. We planned to make a wee day of it, so we arrived at the Hilton hotel at Queensferry at around 12 noon. The fayre itself was fairly small in size with only around 20 stalls, however this is only it's first year so we had expected that. Everyone was so warm and welcoming - they had free tea and coffee, a face painting stand and a kids soft play. The stalls were well set up and sold products ranging from bath bombs to chutneys & jams, marshmallows to candles. When we arrived there was only a couple of other shoppers there so I didn't feel comfortable to take photos.



I already knew one of the businesses at the market, Can to Candle. I've taken part in one of Kerry's candle making workshops before, I talk about it here. Kerry's candles are beautifully made and presented and it was lovely to have a quick catch up with her today. I may have made a purchase at her stall - not for myself though, I promise...

If you are looking for a lovely gift for someone special this Christmas, be sure to check out the Kerry's candle making workshop vouchers.

After we finished at the fayre, we popped down to the restaurant in the hotel for a cuppa, the interior of the Hilton is very luxurious and we each got our own Suki tea pot. The real draw for me though was the view from the hotel, you have a clear view of all 3 Forth bridges, and the water - it's spectacular.





From there we went onto Dobbies for a look round their Christmas goodies, I always love a wander around Dobbies, however it's particularly special at Christmas. It's like walking through the door to a winter wonderland. They had lovely Christmas music on today too, it made me feel really festive. They always have lots of lovely wee gifts, somethings are just that wee bit different. 

Afterward we had a mooch around, we went into the restaurant for a bite to eat and another cuppa. I love lunch at Dobbies, it's always so tasty and their cakes are to die for! We both had a lovely tune baguette with salad and a massive scone with cream. Here are some of the goodies that Dobbies had to offer. 

 
 
  


I had a lovely wee day with my sister today and I am now feeling suitably festive. Have you had any Christmas-y outings? I'd love to hear about them.

Love and hugs, 





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