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Danish Christmas at the Tivoli

Danish Christmas at the Tivoli

Also known as the weekend I put on approximately 5kg in one evening. My blogging hiatus is over and this post is a throwback to my first experience of Scandinavian Christmas dinner. I’m still unsure if our dinner at the Relsteds’ was representative of all Danes’ Christmas traditions or just those of my friend’s family but let me … Continue reading

Czech-ing out the snow

Czech-ing out the snow

Stop one on our incredible Eastern Eurotrip was, of course, Prague. After visiting in April I felt relatively confident getting around the city and we made the most of snowy mornings and blue sky afternoons by walking everywhere from Wenceslas Square to the Metronome park. I feel like in April there were markets exactly like … Continue reading

The 12 Days of Eatmas

The 12 Days of Eatmas

Ohhh so this is why all my clothes currently feel like they are trying to strangle me. Welcome to the highlights of our Christmas in Europe, n.b. it’s mostly food. More posts with bigger photos to follow! On the first day of Eatmas my food love made me eat… 25th December: A glorious, classy, home made feast of duck, pork, potatoes, … Continue reading

A wintry day in Salisbury

A wintry day in Salisbury

It’s been a while between posts…mega Christmas season post coming soon! In the mean time let’s talk about how I did my first bit of exploring for a while yesterday in Wiltshire. I’ve been drawn to visit Salisbury for a while now; not so much for the prehistory of Stonehenge (which is only 20 miles away) but … Continue reading

Noël en Alsace

Noël en Alsace

Things rarely go to plan when travelling at Christmas time, do they? Particularly in a country that takes its jours fériés very seriously and when a dependency on fluffy, white snow is vital to the holiday activities. The choice to go to the Alsace region in France, which runs along the German border, seemed to me … Continue reading

London Winter Special

London Winter Special

Although I’m not going to be in London for Christmas, I feel that I have been enjoying the festive season for some time now; we are submerged in commercial festive cheer. It seems like an age that there have been Christmas specials in all the shops but recently the Christmas trees started appearing on my … Continue reading

A Trip to Old Trafford

A Trip to Old Trafford

So I went to Manchester for the Rugby League World Cup.  Despite being a massive Oasis fan, I originally thought there was not much for me in Manchester to be honest…no castle, no gourmet, lots of football hooligans, no cats (probably, seeing as they don’t like football). But I was pleasantly surprised on many levels. Firstly I … Continue reading

Chocolate, beer and mussels…

Chocolate, beer and mussels…

No prizes for guessing where I went this weekend. It only took us three hours to get the Eurostar to Bruges, Belgium for a mini break. It is yummy, as is well documented by most people. It is a beautiful, medieval, canal city, also a well known story. But I really liked how simple everything … Continue reading

EuroChristmas

EuroChristmas

Mulled Wine:  Persimmons (fruit of Christmas!): Two weeks of Christmas holidays, four countries, snow, beach, pastries galore, castles, cocktails and rendez-vous with my favourite people. Thank you Lord for landing me in Europe! Christmas in Budapest – gulash, snow and icy toes! While Western Europe sweltered in unprecedented December double digits, Naomi and I got … Continue reading

The BUZZ

The BUZZ

Linguistic confusion:   Gastronomic contentedness:  And by buzz I mean of course the hum of Christmas. I particularly love the glow on the little children’s faces when…bahaha nearly had you. I just love the pastries. I must say, in my own profound words, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Toys in every store…toys in … Continue reading