Christmas Carols at Cotehele

The day before Christmas, we decided to hear some christmas carols at Cothele, a National Trust property near Plymouth.  It was built in Medieval times but the present house is mostly tudor.  We also came to see the famous longest Christmas garland the house is known for and we were not disappointed.

And here it is, the longest Christmas garland in England, made of real flowers, lovingly strewn together by National Trust volunteers.   The finished product is beautiful.

And then it was time to listen to some Christmas carols.

Then T was eager to go home, I promised her she could open some Christmas presents from her family in the Phil.

Back home, we open our present on Christmas Eve after Noche Buena (Christmas dinner), that’s the reason why I allow her to open some, especially presents from my side of the family.

Happy Christmas to everyone!

And hope that you are all having a lovely time spent with your families.

What about you?

When do you open your Christmas presents?


  1. Who Let the Mum Out? (@wholetthemumout)

    Looks like a good time. I love listening to carolers. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Who Let the Mum Out?

    • It was certainly a fun activity! I love listening to carols too. Thank you and hope you had a lovely Christmas and here’s to a happy new year 🙂

  2. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    Growing up we opened presents from everyone outside the immediate family on Christmas Eve, and then on Christmas morning after we explored Santa gifts, then we all sat together and opened presents from just each other. Since our family has shifted some, the tradition has shifted a bit, but we still open a majority of presents on Christmas Eve!

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