7 November 2018
Today we drove to Kirton Lindsey, a small nearby town. There’s not much to say about the place except that Catherine Parr, one of Henry VIII’s wives, used to live there. It has a very pretty windmill and an exceptional garden centre. It was the garden centre that we chose to visit today.
Santa’s grotto was closed but the rest of the shop was an enchanting series of different coloured rooms full of tempting sparkling treasures. So we went from the white room with icicles, animated polar bears and penguins into the silver room with crystal glass and stars, then into the rich, gold glittery room and finally into the red and green room with santas and elves. I could easily have spent a small fortune on Christmas baubles and table decorations and cinnamon candles.
But I resisted temptation and went through the magical coloured rooms into the garden shop and bought a ball of twine,a hand trowel and some fleece lined clogs.