Hello my loves,
How are we doing ?? Yes it’s Thursday today…. Booo I know !! But on the plus side only 11 sleeps till Christmas !!
So I do realise that I have been shockingly bad at updating this but nothing overly exciting happened last week, so I thought I’d tell you about last weekend the 9th and 10th of december 😀 Hence the title haha !!
On the Saturday I ticked off one of my dreams and attended the Frankfurt themed Christmas market in Birmingham which was INSANE !! I have been wanting to go since I was 18, so you can imagine how excited I was when we finally got there !! we went late afternoon/ early evening ( roughly around 5.30/6PM so however you want to call it haha) and by then it was really busy so if you are not a massive fan of crowds or of having to move out the way of prams every 5 minutes, I would recommend you go either on a weekday or earlier in the day…. but anyway back to the AMAZINGNESS that is the market.
Well if you are anything like me and LOVE Christmas, it is deffinately worth the visit. We had Mulled wine and you have the choice to keep the mugs or not (yep I kept mine and walked round Birmingham with it all night) if you don’t want them though you get given a token when you get your drink, you simply return it and they give you your deposit back ( which if I remember off the top of my head is £3)
You also have cute little huts all lit up for you to go to and buy bits and bobs ready for Christmas. The decorations above all the stalls and huts are just phonomenal !! Like beyond belief good !! Here are some little sneak peaks.
In the last picture the ornaments spin round too !! It is so pretty it’s unreal 😀
We also went to this nice cocktail bar afterwards called The Lost And Found ( here is their website http://the-lostandfound.co.uk/ ) and I had the best cocktail ever called Lavender Sour and I can also highly recommend the Waterhouse Fizz !!
I also tried another new bar called Vodka Revolutions which was also incredible if you get the chance to go !! ( https://www.revolution-bars.co.uk/)
Then on Sunday having stayed in that area overnight, it had snowed !! Yep Christmas complete, well for around the first 20 minutes anyway, then came the chaos of trying to get things done, but luckily we were successful and I came back down to London to meet one of my best friends and go to Winter Wonderland 😀 😀 !! Yes THE Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park !!
Well it didn’t get off to the greatest of starts as me and my friend were both in opposite sides of the park at different meeting points, and then once I had gotten through security I managed to get a message to her on my location just before my phone died (yep hundreds of people walking round and I had no idea where my friend was) we both had second thoughts on staying where we were, or did we wonder off to find the other one, trying to use someone’s phone and then remembering I don’t know her phone number and I have no battery !! Anyway we finally found each other, and after a quick pit stop to buy myself more gloves ( yeah thank you snow for soaking my other pair) we continued with our evening, after a tour of the market, with some lovely hand crafted gifts on some of the stools, we headed to the Baverian Village, which was the highlight for me !! I mean it was all amazing, but mulled wine, lager and mead, mulled cider AND live music I mean what is there not to love !!
You have 2 stages outside, one with a man singing by himself and then a bit further along another stage with a spinning band, both of them ideal for a little sing song !!
I also tried the BEST mead I have ever tasted ( for those not familiar with mead it is basically mulled wine with honey which works amazingly well) and left with three bottles to take home with me ready for christmas 😀
We sang and danced and it was great !! I would highly recommend it to anyone still looking to do something Christmassy or to get out the house for a while 😀
Here are a few WW snaps
Needless to say, best weekend ever !! Hope you enjoyed reading and you get the chance to enjoy these magical places, I for one will deffo be going back next year !!
Lots of Love,