Sunday, 20 December 2009
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.