Saturday, 28 November 2009

Christmas market

Yesterday evening we went to Bath Christmas market. In spite of the rain it was quite magical, with the wooden booths nestled against the walls of Bath Abbey, their lights twinkling. There were all sorts of locally made items for sale, as well as goods from further afield; there were also sausages, burgers, pancakes, gluhwein, hot chocolate, tea and coffee. And doubtless more that we didn't see.

We bought some hazelnuts covered with orange and cocoa to nibble on whilst we looked. For ourselves for Christmas we bought a bagful of dried oranges and spices which will look lovely piled in a glass jar; we also bought a beautiful string of crystal icicles and snowflakes, each of which has a LED light inside and can be powered by either mains electricity or battery. Christopher found himself a wooden tie!

Afterwards we strolled further into the city to look at the Christmas lights. Then we had dinner at Strada before heading home. Christopher had a fish stew and I had grilled salmon wrapped in Parma ham with Puy lentils and green beens. Yummy.

And yes, that is Christopher you can see sneaking into a couple of the photographs!


Gretchen said...

How fun! Sounds like a wonderful evening.

Lynn said...

What a lovely evening that looks like. And salmon - my favorite! What is gluhwein? Poor Christopher - do you tell him to stay out of the pictures, because they are for your blog? The crystals sound so pretty, but what does one do with a wooden tie?

Simone de Klerk said...

This looks very much like Christmas! We first have Sinterklaas here in the Netherlands who leaves for Spain on the 5th. Then Christmas starts here too.
Have a lovely weekend!

Heckety said...

The Market looks lovely! I've seen it written about in magazines but haven't been, despite spending 3 years in Bath at College.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like a wonderful time...just the thing to get you into the Christmas mood.

Kay said...

This looks like so much fun, Amanda. It makes me want to go back to England. The whole family loved Bath. I kept imagining Jane Austen's characters walking around. The Christmas market sounded absolutely magical.