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I made another trip to the Victorian Christmas Market, as posted in my previous entry, told you I was a bit of a history freak! This time it was with my youngest two and hubby dearest. Believe it or not, we were in such a rush that I forgot my camera! Both hubby and I were fasting (had to return by dusk at 4pm to break our fast), and we were also trying to escape a major downpour. Fortunately the heavy rain held off till late evening, only a light drizzle whilst we were out there. As a result of this, all images in this post were captured via my smart phone instead. I’m not wholly satisfied but never mind, will try my best to do better next time around. Yes, the Victorians descended upon us again, as they usually do at this time of the year. Watching 100 stalls’ vendors in their beautiful Victorian outfits is one thing, having many Victorian characters whizzing past you acting out their roles transports you straight back into DickensianΒ world! I cannot do justice with these amateur pictures of mine to capture my whole encounter last weekend. Absolutely fantastic!

If you get the chance to visit England do try to find places where you can travel back in time, I would highly recommend it. England is so rich in history and the Victorian Era was certainly one of the best. As a family we always expose our children to these events and interactive museums, they enjoy dressing up and doing art and craft. Having experienced this Victorian Christmas Market for the past few years I get to see the more important aspect of festive celebration here, the jolly spirit and warm atmosphere despite the cold wintry weather. It’s about the people and how they make the best of the dull and gloom around them. It’s all about the spirit, of how you feel inside, of what makes you human. I realised how festive celebrations such as Christmas and Eid have become more commercialised in this day and age, it’s a shame really.

I hope you’ll like the photos below, snapshots of my second visit to the Victorian Christmas Market this year. I’ve also included a lovely Victorian Christmas clip at the end of this post, perhaps you’ll get a better feel of my memorable experience through it, do have a watch. As we head into December and the temperature plunges further I’m getting excited by the prospect of seeing some snow again. I thank God for all the beauty around me, England is truly beautiful and memorable at this time of the year. I’m certainly glad to be here!

having a chat

amazing sight!

natural wood stall

lovely paintings

food and drinks stall

speciality tea

aromatic coffee

lovely potpourri

Caribbean food

girlies’ favourite

how the Victorians kept warm

queuing up for carousel

traditional carousel ride

traditional art and craft

papa helping lil one

you can eat him up now!

she even made her own peg doll with papa’s help!

This is truly wonderful, do watch it to experience a Victorian Christmas like I did!

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16 responses

  1. Dont worry about the photographs – they are just fine. We all, at times, walked out of the house, left camera behind, and – yes! – one of the best photo opportunity arises. Where was this market? Ciao Carinas

    • yes, you’re right…anyway, not every single experience can be photographed! this particular victorian xmas market was in one of the cotswolds counties, gloucestershire. they have many all over England!

  2. a month in knutsford dulu, i pon selalu drag my husband pi mana2 market/carboot sebab suka tengok semua nya.. different kind of food, art & crafts etc…!! gerraammm betol.. rasa nak terbang je pi sana… hehe.. ttqs for sharing..!!

    • glad you liked it! these kind of markets memang best, they sell speciality goods which you cannot find on a regular high street store…and when they dress up it just takes you into a different world altogether! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! Yes, you must visit England again sometime, best at this time of the year to experience Xmas markets! Victorian ones are a bit rare, best to check online the venues beforehand.