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!
A slightly blurry picture of Nicholas with Maurice, in front of some of the Christmas market stalls.
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.
There is lots of street music.
and a huge carousel in the main shopping street:
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!
A well earned rest for a mulled wine!
And all too soon the day was over and we were driving back past Southampton on our way home!