Bucket List Trip – A German Christmas Market

“Visit a German Christmas market” What could be more festive than ticking off “visit a German Christmas market” from your bucket list? This year we decided to visit Berlin, which has around 70 Christmas markets. Origin of German Christmas Markets German Christmas markets date back to the 14th century. The Christmas Market will usually be located in the… More Bucket List Trip – A German Christmas Market

Festive Drinks

Eggnog Eggnog is traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar and whipped eggs, and brandy or rum. According to Wikipedia, Eggnog may have developed from the medieval drink made with hot milk and wine or ale called posset. Eggs were added to some posset recipes. The term “eggnog” was first used in 1775, when Maryland clergyman and philologist… More Festive Drinks

Christmas Jumpers at the William Morris Bar & Kitchen

We were lucky enough to be invited to “The Christmas Jumper Lunch” at the The William Morris Bar & Kitchen. A fantastic meal and great entertainment from their regular jazz band. We even sung a few festive songs.  This year’s raffle of Christmas presents raised £250 for Tommy Anderson’s charity that looks after the local elderly… More Christmas Jumpers at the William Morris Bar & Kitchen

Wondering what to give your true love this Christmas?

Knowing what present to buy your loved one can be tough. But do you really want to give them a farm’s worth of livestock and a party load of people? Pity the poor recipient in The Twelve Days of Christmas. This traditional English Christmas carol, first published in England in 1780, tells the story of… More Wondering what to give your true love this Christmas?

The new Christmas romance from Julia Williams

It’s a Wonderful Life Plot per Amazon: “Driving home for Christmas, Beth has everything she wants. The kids and the house, the career and the husband. So why is it that when the New Year comes, she can’t stop thinking about her old college boyfriend? Her husband Daniel is tasked with bringing a struggling school… More The new Christmas romance from Julia Williams

This Christmas explore the National Portrait Gallery in London with a festive Treasure Hunt

Join Treasure Hunts in London for a festive Treasure Hunt around the National Portrait Gallery. Called The 12 Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt, this adventure is based on Christmas carols.… More This Christmas explore the National Portrait Gallery in London with a festive Treasure Hunt