One month to go – Blackthorpe Barn


Even though some of the High Street shops and supermarkets have had a sprinkling of their Christmas stock on the shelves for a wee while it’s not feeling wintry quite yet. And, as I put back the hour on our clocks this coming weekend for the end of British Summertime, I will remark as usual that it is only a couple of months to Christmas.

The thought always comes as a surprise to me. All of a sudden it’s family arrangements, stir-up Sunday and last posting dates.


I am not sure why I am surprised as Christmas does come round ever year on the 25th December! And, as soon as Halloween is behind us it is the main event on the calendar. This year I will be at Blackthorpe Barn again just outside Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk, for their British Crafts 2018 weekends.


I shall be there Week Three, the 24th and 25th November. Here is the full List of makers who will be attending and selling their work in the handsome sixteenth-century barn during the course of the six weekends.


Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

6 thoughts on “One month to go – Blackthorpe Barn”

  1. I suppose in your world of sales you have to be Christmas savvy. I decline. Though I will make the Christmas cake next week. And all I want for Christmas is ….. to Remain…..

    1. Yup – ‘Christmas savvy’ is compulsory. I know from experience that 80% of my scarf sales have been gifts though not all Christmas pressies.

      I think there’s millions of us that have the same Christmas wish as you, however, needs a core of hardline Brexit MPs to have ‘a road to Damascus’ moment whilst celebrating the ‘virgin birth’!

    1. I don’t know about you, but I always forget how early last posting dates can be for economy overseas. Trouble is I don’t want to think Christmas in September.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: