Visit to the Christmas Market

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Well it’s that wonderful time of year again and last Monday Fraser and I made our way down to the Christmas Market on Princes Street. It is bigger and better than ever this year. It is not quite as cold as it has been in previous years so it was quite pleasant wandering around all the colourful little stalls.

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There was a beautiful carousel in the centre and so much to see.

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The main event for us is getting food there every year, we got some delicious sausages, Fraser got an Austrian one and I (sacrilege!) got a German one. They were yummy.

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Then we walked around and looked at all the Christmassy stuff.

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The ferris wheel really provides a lovely backdrop to the Christmas Market.

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The market did its job and put me in a sufficiently Christmassy mood.

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The Carousel

This year my mum bought a Christmas present for the whole family for us to enjoy for years to come. A beautiful, hand crafted, traditional, miniature carousel. It really is amazing and contains so much detail and has been very nicely made. It was a lovely new addition to our Christmas.

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There are people dressed in traditional clothing dotted all around the carousel, there is so much life and character in it.

You can turn it on and the lights come on, it spins around and plays music. There are two settings, either a mixture of traditional songs, or a setting for Christmas songs. We enjoyed both!

It will be with us for many many years to come, our lovely carousel.