“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
Approximately 10 million turkeys are eaten in the UK every year with 87 per cent of people choosing to serve traditional roast turkey at Christmas. Turkeys were first introduced to Britain from America over 500 years ago. Henry VIII was the first British King to enjoy turkey in the 16th century, although it was Edward VII who made eating turkey… More Turkey with all the trimmings
This time of year brings to mind those people that are most important. It’s a time when we send festive greetings to those who are dear to us. By how did the tradition of sending cards start? In 1843, Sir John Henry Cole was too busy to write personal holiday greetings, so he hired a… More Sending festive greetings to those who are dear to us.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
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
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
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?
Why do we eat turkey on Christmas Day? Approximately 10 million turkeys are eaten in the UK every year with 87 per cent of people choosing to serve traditional roast turkey at Christmas. Turkeys were first introduced to Britain from America over 500 years ago. Henry VIII was the first British King to enjoy turkey in the 16th… More Who’d be a turkey at Christmas?
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
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