Sunday, 24 December 2017
A Christmassy evening
The last minute run-up to Christmas seems to have gone a bit weird, so I didn't get time to do everything I'd planned, so this was my first, and last, Christmas market of the season.
We avoided the one at Chatsworth (which we loved last year) because of wet weather, we missed the Lincoln market because it ended sooner than I expected, and I thought we'd never find time to get to Nottingham's, but we had an hour or two to hang around before a gig last week, so walked into the city centre following the lights and music to check things out - and find something to eat (of course) from among the venison and ostrich burgers.
There were fairy light galore, rides for children, an ice rink, a pop-up pub, and stalls selling everything from Christmas jumpers to cheese...
... even some snow to add to the wintry atmosphere (and coming from a machine, it didn't settle and cause traffic problems, which has to be in its favour)
Then it was time to head to the gig to see my daughter, Ayres, performing. The venue, JT Soar, was suitably festive with twinkly fairy lights, there was a Christmas play list on between acts, and Cameron Sinclair Harris and his band definitely got in the Christmassy mood by dressing up - Santa, an elf or two, and a turkey on drums.