Christmas Markets

It doesn’t seem so long ago that one had to jump on a plane to Germany to see a Christmas market. In fact, German markets first came to UK in 1997 when Frankfurt supported the cities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh to establish Christmas markets here. A little before that, in 1982, Lincoln established […]

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Southbank Markets, Egon Schiele & Joe Allen

My lovely friend Linda is over from Spain for a few days and staying with me. When friends move far away (she and George used to live in Twickenham), the disappointment of seeing them less frequently is offset by a more intense period of ‘togetherness’ when visits take place, either to their home or mine. […]

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Mulled Wine for the Festive Season

When Waitrose Cellar got in touch with me last month telling me about their promotion of ‘Mulled Wines Around the World’ and asking if I’d like to write something forĀ it on my blog, my mind immediately turned to winter snow scenes and apres ski (apres ski because you would never catch me on a ski […]

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