On Saturday my friend and I went Christmas shopping at a local museum. Now this is not an ordinary museum - this is an open air museum that houses lots of very old buildings dating back to the 18th Century and probably before. Every year, they hold a Christmas market selling lots of interesting goodies that you can buy as presents.
This year, they also had a special guest signing copies of her latest book. It was none other than Kate Mosse, of Labyrinth and Sepulchre fame! I was determined to go and as soon as we arrived my friend and I queued up to get her to sign her new book 'The Winter Ghosts,' which I showed you yesterday.
My friend and I were the only two people in the queue! I found this really hard to believe and I don't think it was publicised very well. Anyway, my friend and I are chatting away, when a lady comes up behind us and starts joining in with our conversation. We turned around to find Kate Mosse, chatting away to us.
I have to say Kate Mosse was absolutely lovely. She was happy to chat for ages with us. It turns out that she lives locally and that she also runs a writing course with her husband at one of the local colleges.
Excuse my cheesy grin, but I was really excited.
After the book signing, we went around the market to buy some presents.
I felt like I had stepped back in time to the Victorian era. All the staff were in period costume.
The weather was absolutely atrocious. We had gale force winds and heavy rain, yet we refused to go home.
It was so nice to watch the staff at work. They make lots of food in this old kitchen which they sell the next day. Whilst we were at the market, we indulged ourselves in hog roast, hot chestnuts and hot toddies.
Whilst walking around we were entertained by lots of musicians dressed in period costumes.