Sunday 23 December 2012


A very Happy Christmas to you all - that is if I have any readers left!

We went to the "Treacle Market" this morning, which took on a good Christmassy air, even if there was a very brisk and chilly wind a-blowing!

We went fairly early, by the time we were ready to come home, it was heaving! There were a lot of foodie stalls:-

This man always has beautifully fresh vegetables. There were also bread stalls, with 'artisan' bread, gorgous-looking loaves with nuts, fruits, onion, garlic in (not altogether!) and foccaccia, ciabattam everything you can think of. The loaves are lovely, but from experience we know that they go stale very quickly, are absolutely huge, and there are only two of us! So we came away with a mini pannetone!

There were various fast food stalls:-

If you couldn't get what you want here I would be very surprised!

And there were lots of craft stalls, stalls with pictures and odds and ends, and a couple of book stalls, where I found three books, one of which will be a present for one of the gardening women in my family!

So now its nearly Christmas. It will be very quiet this year, as we are on our own.

Happy Christmas to you all!


VioletSky said...

I am envious of you with your market stalls I miss ours as they all closed in October.
I buy the breads anyway and end up sharing half with neighbours, or freezing some of it (but it never tastes the same, does it?)
Merry Christmas to you both!

Diane said...

It always looks a great market. Enjoy yourselves over Christmas. Your comment about the Lady Mabels made me laugh!! Scandalous!! xxxx

Murr Brewster said...

I already found what I want there. A proper Christmasy winter scene! I do love our rain (rain rain rain rain rain) but it is not Festive.

Glennis said...

We are here in East London, and all the market stalls are very Christmasy! It's lovely to be in England for Christmas.

Haddock said...

What a lovely market..... and I like that ... But the winds of change never stop blowing, and its fascinating watching them!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Ew, wild boar, kangaroo! Is that the norm in England Gilly?

I freeze my bread all the time. Like VioletSky said, it's not quite the same, but it's not bad.