Edinburgh's Christmas Market12/05/2014 10:26:00 am
I took a few hours off of studying and essay writing so that I could have a little visit to Edinburgh's Christmas Market when my older sister Holly came for a quick visit from Paris. Each year Princes Street Gardens are transformed into what feels like a Scandinavian village, with little wooden huts, Christmas trees and fairy lights. The only thing missing is snow.
Each little hut has a stall inside, in which hand made Christmas decorations, scarves, trinkets and lots and lots of foody treats attract huge crowds.
So many of the huts were food stalls, which filled the area with delicious smells, so of course I had to treat myself. The French Hotdog stand was calling mine and Holly's names, and what a great taste. The sausage was so tasty, and in a baguette it was just ideal. Then of course with the cold weather, it only seemed right to get a hot drink. And after seeing a sign for 'hot toffee apple pims' it was impossible to walk any further. It was sweet, but not sickly sweet, and the fruitiness mixed perfectly with the maple syrup that sunk to the bottom of the cup. A perfect treat to warm us up. AND with all the chocolate stands, how could I possibly walk past one without having a try? So an after eight chocolate kiss was purchased and devoured in seconds.
The handmade ornaments and decorations at the market were truly stunning, and so delicate that I stared at them in awe.
By late afternoon the sun was already setting. With the backdrop of the dark skies, the lights of the carousel and the star flyer were glowing, adding a magical feel to the market.
It was definitely a perfect way to get some Christmas shopping done and get into the Christmas mood.
Let me know how you like to feel Christmassy at this time of the year!
Lots of love,
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