One thing that is popular here is to find out which British city is twined with which European city. Birmingham (an hour drive away from us) is twined with Frankfurt. So every year (from November until Christmas Eve) the Frankfurt Christmas Market comes to Birmingham and the Birmingham market goes to Frankfurt. Actually a lot of the twined cities between this country and Germany do the Christmas swap. I'm sure you know how wonderful and festive the German Christmas markets can be.
So one weekend, towards the end of November my lovely hubby & I went to Birmingham to visit the Christmas market. It was total bliss :)
We bought a few lovely decorations , had lovely sausages and chips, German beer and mulled wine. Shopping included a set of 3 small glass vintage bells for the tree - reminded me of It's a Wonderful Life - We kept ringing the bells hoping that each time an angel got a set of wings ;)
It was very very cold but the lights and the festive spirit kept us going. It was busy with people and buskers. There was music wherever you went.
I thought I'll share a few photos with you. Hope you like them.
I haven't got around any cooking that is suitable for the blog yet but will try to soon.
Also a warm "welcome" to all of the new followers :)
|The drinks stand|
|These lights were so pretty and everywhere|
|Don't you just love a simply decorated tree?|
Traditional German Mulled Wine
|A Lovely church in the centre of Birmingham|
|Ginger bread hearts with various messages on them|
|Very traditional very popular in Germany|
|Wooden Christmas decorations|