Wivenhoe House is a fabulous, four star country house hotel, with the quirk that it’s also a hotel school on the University of Essex campus!

It’s a beautiful venue and it’s not far from home, so it was an easy decision when they launched their first Christmas shopping experience, on Bonfire Night.

I had a fabulous time, saw lots of people I knew and chatted to even more new ones, introduced a fair few people to the concept of mermaiding, and got some gorgeous mermaid, unicorn & fairytale gifts out into the world – there is going to be some excited squealing on Christmas morning in some households!

And of course I wore a unicorn horn, plus my beautiful Louise Rose Couture mermaid dress (which you can’t see terribly well in this pic!) <3

There is some new stock on its way for Christmas, so keep your eyes peeled…