Monday, 28 November 2011

Feeling Christmassy!

Nothing like a day out to Bath for the Christmas Market to make us feel Christmassy!  We drive along the A27 past Southampton – then up to Salisbury, where we like to stop at the ‘Bacon Bus’ for breakfast. (it’s an old bus converted to cook bacon and eggs that sits in a lay-by just the other side of Salisbury.)  It’s quite a feature of our trips to Bath now!

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A slightly blurry picture of Nicholas with Maurice, in front of some of the Christmas market stalls.

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All the little huts are beautifully decorated by the stall holders.  You can buy all sorts of gifts, jewellery, sweets, gifts, decorations, cheese, specialist wines and ports, toys and clothes.

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There is lots of street music.

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and a huge carousel in the main shopping street:

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We went in the abbey for a ‘shoppers Christmas carol concert’ which was well attended and great fun to belt out those well known carols!

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A well earned rest for a mulled wine!

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And all too soon the day was over and we were driving back past Southampton on our way home!

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Melissa said...

It sounds like a lovely day - the "Bacon Bus" definitely peaked my interest and must be a great start to a trip.

scrappysue said...

Looks like a really great day out Linda! Totally reminds me of the Christmas markets in Vienna; glad you could get a drop of mulled wine too! I would have thoroughly enjoyed the carol service, really miss that out here. x

Shari said...

What a great day out Linda - the mulled wine sounded super :)