Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas Market

We set off early by train from Derby to Birmingham to visit the German Christmas Market. The weather was -5 with a crisp frost underfoot and snow in the air. The train was freezing and we learnt from the ticket collector that our carriage had a faulty heating system - thank goodness we were only going a short journey. Other passengers were travelling from Leeds to Plymouth (Devon).
As we stepped out of the station in Birmingham we were there, right amongst the German Market. The lights, the colours, the smells, all there for us to delight in. As it was so cold our first stop was the mulled wine stall. We cuped it our hands and drank slowly to warm our bodies - such a flavour - I love it.
We were not disappointed and spend several hours just wandering about, as you can see from the photographs it was a wonderful event.
WE arrived home to the warm smell of cooking. I had in my wisdom prepared our evening meal of Chicken and Red wine Casserole.
All I have to do now is make some herby dumplings.
This should warm us u before we go the Carol Service in Little Eaton.
I hope your Sunday was as enjoyable as mine.


Anonymous said...

Hello Annh

I have just come across your blog on Mary's Little Red House. I hope you will pop over and visit mine.

I never knew that Birmingham had a German Christmas Market, although I think more are appearing in the UK every year.

Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas, Jackie.

Riet said...

What a beautiful mosaic. I enlarged it and I saw the most beautiful things on the Christmas market. Great pictures.
Merry Christmas

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

What wonderful pictures of the German Christmas Market in Birmingham! The closest one to us would be in Chicago... but some day I would really love to go to Germany.
Merry Christmas to you!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said... all of those gorgeous colors!!! Merry Christmas!!!

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful place, I would love to visit this market. Beautiful photos and mosaic. The chocolates look delicious.

Carol said...

Beautiful! It would be hard to resist buying all that! Happy Holidays!