Time for harvest festivals!
Festival time in Somerset...
Happy New Year
JANUARY is here and we will soon be celebrating Mowbarton's first birthday as a holiday let. Our first guests are hoping to return for February half term; it will be nice to see them again. The last few days of December brought some ridiculous extremes of weather: one day we were enjoying a lovely walk along beautiful sandy Brean beach, taking pictures of a glorious sunset; the next day we were battening down the shutters as wind and rain stormed across the Levels. It's very pleasant as I write now although, as you will have heard on the News and can see from the pictures, the Levels have suffered from very heavy flooding over the past weeks. Up here on our hill though, we are well away from the water; it sometimes feels as though we are on an island. Or living by the coast!
January is wassailing time in Somerset so there will be plenty of cider drunk. There are many different local events. Here's just a couple: Highbridge; The Rural Life Museum at Glastonbury; and of course just down the road at Roger Wilkins.
We saw 2014 in with some of Roger's cider - hot and mulled - and watched the fireworks light the sky all the way round us from Glastonbury to Burnham. Quite an impressive sight!