The magic of Brussels at Christmas, Part 1

Decadent Wittamer hot chocolate and the beauty of Brussels’ Grand Place… I’ve recently returned from a wonderful weekend exploring Brussels in all her Christmas finery. For many years now I’ve Continue Reading →

London Days Out: Christmas shopping in Covent Garden

I love Covent Garden at Christmas. There’s always a lively atmosphere, the buildings are decorated with festive garlands and baubles, there’s a huge Christmas tree and of course the usual Continue Reading →

London at Christmas

London at Christmas really is a wonderful place to be! The Christmas lights in town look stunning and shops such as Harrods and Selfridges are famous for their seasonal window Continue Reading →

Winchester Christmas Market

Winchester Christmas Market, which has been running since 2006, has established itself as one of the best in Europe. Inspired by traditional German markets, all the stalls are in delightful Continue Reading →

A Victorian Christmas Festival

For one weekend every year the historic docklands of Portsmouth are transformed into a scene straight out of a Dickensian novel! Singing street urchins, chimney sweeps and ladies of the night Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas from the children of Jeddah

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! This week’s photograph is of the children at Jeddah Progress Nursery School in The Gambia. Although The Gambia is a Continue Reading →

16th century ‘take-away’ at a fascinating living museum

This weekend the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton near Chichester in West Sussex, hosts its annual Christmas Market. The museum, in the heart of the South Downs Continue Reading →