Craft-mas

I feel as I haven’t really updated you all on anything in the last few months and I actually meant to start this post on Christmas day but it’s been a crazy week, so while I’ve two minutes to spare – mid food coma – I’m going to start as I mean to go on via 2015.

My Craft-mas!

I’ve been saying for the last few years that I’ve never really enjoyed a ‘proper’ Christmas as working in retail in the past it tends to be just your day off, and finally last year – after two Christmases in Oz – I enjoyed every minute … retail job frrreee!

This year Christmas started early for me, as the last week in November friends and I went to Hoscht in Germany for the Christmas Markets.

And if there is one thing I love, more than hotdogs and musicals, it’s Markets!

CRAFTING OVERLOAD!!! If you haven’t been you simply NEED to go.

Mulled wine, crepes, hot chocolate, carousels and Christmas trees, what is not to like?

Hoscht is roughly 20 minutes from Frankfurt, so we were lucky enough to attend both markets. Hoscht markets were my favourite as every stall sells handmade crafts and all the proceeds goes to the town bursary for schools, projects, events etc.

Amazing idea Hoscht!

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On Sunday we took a trip to Frankfurt to the – as they say in Hoscht – “the more commercial markets”.

We went in at night simply because of the lights. OOOOHHHH AAAHHHHH!

All the stalls were in little wodden huts and the food – OH THE FOOD – was just amazing. From ma-hu-sive hot chocolate and kinder crepes to candy floss the size of your head, you could eat your way around there all day.

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Though how could I forget the BUCKETS of mulled wine available, oh the smell was just amazing.

The stalls were mostly full of dainty little Christmas ornaments or Christmas related crafts but after one or two stalls there always was a jewellery stall or a household crafting stall. Pretty much sent me into crafting inspiration overdrive!

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The girls I traveled with have been to these markets before, so they brought us up to the top of the main shopping center in Frankfurt where there was an amazing view. WOW!

Frankfurt, you so pretty.

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And of course we went on the carousel.

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Wrapped up in your winter woolies underneath the Christmas lights and having the bants with great friends that you consider family – I’ve come to learn that’s what Christmas is all about.

 

 

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