Monday, 19 December 2011

CHRISTMAS MARKET



We nearly didn't go to the Town's Christmas market, as when we woke up it was snowing and looked very icy. However, the weather improved very slightly, so off we went. The market is held - where else? - in the Market place, and spills out to the side streets. They had kept the various types of stalls together, so the food was nearly all in one street, the crockery and china stalls together, etc.




The Christmas tree lights were on, but didn't show up on my photograph its a big dark because it WAS a bit dark out there!



All the food stalls looked lovely. This scone stall...........



.........offered little nibbles to test them! In fact, all the foodie stalls offered tasters, and we had good time sampling various sausages. I did buy some in the end, though. ~Free range Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, hand-made on the farm. Should be good!




There were some strange things there, though.




But if it was too cold for you, then you could warm up with mulled wine, or spiced cider, all gently steaming away in big tubs.

It was a very successful market, and I enjoyed it enormously.

6 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oh joy to the world and thank you for your lovely post...these photos just give me a boost (so needed this day too) the first photo reminds me of my first church when I grew up...what a great group of strolling through life you gave us!

Karen S. said...

Where ever you shot the first photo it looks like a very fun place...and you do have perhaps a stranger or two lurking through it?! As for the cutest scarecrow around, why he jumps down at night once all the humans are asleep and he romps about the garden and plays with the animals before the sun begins to rise!

as you see I couldn't comment on the TP at your other blog, but I can here!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

aha....the "passionate about scones" people.....!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Looks like fun and those scones do look delicious.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Aunt Snow said...

Oh, I love markets! And especially for Christmas.

We're going to the Santa Monica Farmers Market tomorrow morning for our fresh vegetables for Christmas.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Merry Christmas