This weekend sees the start of Christmas shopping in earnest, and I’ve got my sights on a trip into the countryside to the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair.
Not only is it held in the Walled Garden at Bedgebury Pinetum – should smell Christmassy at least! – but there’s also a huge line-up of fantastic local producers, crafters, boutiques and farmers from across Kent and Sussex.
Whether it’s a bottle of English wine, Kentish honey, handmade children’s toys, jewellery or ceramics – or even just a chance to taste some delicious food and enjoy the festive atmosphere, it should make a jolly day out.
20-22 November, 9.30am-4.30pm, The Walled Garden, Bedgebury Pinetum. Tickets £8.50.