Monday 9 December 2013

Festive fun at the Christmas markets

Well, I think the picture says it all ! We had a lovely time wandering about the Christmas markets this weekend, picking up a few gifts but mainly just soaking up the festive atmosphere.

It wasn't all Christmassy though - the first thing that impressed the girls was this model of the Eiffel Tower. Very nice but I'm not sure I'd want it in my living room, thank you !

A little further, we discovered some incredibly cute donkeys, including this white one.

Juliette had just been saying a couple of days before that she would love to have a ride on a donkey - how's that for a lucky coincidence?!

We followed her as she went clip clopping around the wooden chalet-style stalls (but the man leading her donkey looked like he was in need of a little Christmas cheer, despite his Santa hat !).

Pierre was very happy to discover a "baby Christmas tree" that was just the right size for him. The "tinsel" made out of polystyrene packaging gave me a great idea for recycling.

I had a bit of a culinary discovery too. We often eat chicory, or endives as they're called here, at The Madhouse. I've shared my recipe for Cheesy Chicory Bake and Applewood-filled Endive Boats with you in the past. But I always presumed they grew above the ground like lettuce. I discovered this weekend that they are attached to roots that look like parsnips !

It was starting to get decidedly chilly so a Nutella-filled panini was the perfect hand warmer (and stomach filler !).

Moving inside, we bumped into the man in red (whose beard seemed to have a life of its own !). 

One Direction-fan Sophie bought a bottle of coke and was delighted to get a Louis one which she now wants to add to the 1D decor in her bedroom !

 We also bumped into Mickey and Minnie.

And Mario coming off the big wheel !

A very cute reindeer.

And Santa Bear.

Pierre's face says it all - a great time was had by all !

I also had great fun testing out my new pedometer - I can tell you that we walked  8636 steps, 4.3km and burned 225 calories !

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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  1. gre and trying to new thingsat review love going round the xmas markets

  2. I love Christmas markets! & this looks so much fun! :) Stopping over from #CountryKids and #MagicMoments.

  3. What a day packed full of festive fun! I love the sound of nutella filled panini's. Great photos of the children all happy and enjoying themselves. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  4. we did almost the identical thing this weekend and we loved it! although yours looked better than ours!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  5. I love Christmas markets. Never seen endive with the roots, amazing. Lovely photos, especially of flying Sophie. :)

  6. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! You certainly met a lot of interesting "people" along the way. Love the smiling faces.


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