There seem to be German Christmas Markets in all the big UK cities now. We love the one in Birmingham and apparently the market in Manchester is fantastic. Some are more authentic than others (err, I’m not going to name names but you know where you are! ) but I found myself in Leeds a couple of weeks back for some meetings and before we headed off for a meal (it’s never great when a whole table ends up saying ‘its fine but it ….wasn’t…. quite….. what I was expecting’) we walked around the market and had some ice-cold beer. I love the wooden ‘smokers’ but couldn’t buy another for TheBigForest Maker-In-Chief, he has two, a Father Christmas and a Pedlar but it was all very enjoyable and sort of authentic and …well… being a lover of simple pleasures, I enjoyed it.
To the German Market