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2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]

Wordless Christmas Day – Choinka (Christmas Tree), Krakow

Sunday Photo – Krampus & St Nicholas, Salzburg

In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved. This contrasts with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Windows, London

The F&M windows at Christmas are a seasonal treat that rivals the Oxford Street lights and Trafalgar Square Christmas tree for London tradition. As usual I have snapped them all as you can see below.

Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas to everybody and best wishes for a peaceful &                                prosperous 2017 stuffed full with exciting travels.

Christmas Markets

Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of Weihnachtsstimmung (Christmas mood) and the German speaking world takes the credit as the source of the modern Christmas. They were the first nation to bring a tree into the house and decorate it and are also the original region for Christmas markets. Their traditions have of […]

Christmas Lights

Yesterday we visited Wisley Royal Horticultural Gardens in Surrey for their Christmas Glow installation. Despite the drizzle, we left feeling uplifted by the light show – a Christmas treat for sure. If you go after 3pm, entry is half price (£6 adults, £3 children) perfect timing to have a cup of tea and then see […]

Fortnum & Mason

As tradition dictates (well I did it last year anyway!) it is time to share the famous Christmas Windows. It is indeed beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  

Lisbon Christmas 2014

Christmas in Salzburg – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Other cities provide the magic too……