Monday, December 24, 2012

A European Christmas

A year ago  I was in Germany celebrating Christmas with a good friend and her mum.  I spent a week with them in their lovely home in a village in Northern Bavaria.  Beautiful! Their hospitality is something I will remember for the rest of my life.  I enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch (duck, dumplings and red cabbage), attended a Xmas Eve service that was lovely, went for long walks, ate WAY too much good German home cooking, went out for coffee and cake way too much, got caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, relaxed in front of the telly with a glass (or two or three...) of wine and home baking and generally had a wonderful time.  I also saw lots of Christmas markets - in nearby Nuremberg, Bamberg as well as some in Salzburg, Austria and area.  What a special time it was!!! 

I hope you enjoy the following photos...

Quartet of performers at St Peters Abbey - lovely concert!

Austrian Yorkie in celebratory mood.

St Peters Abbey, Salzburg

Salzburg shopping

Christmas market in the Lake District near Salzburg

Gluhwein at the Nuremberg Christmas Market.  For an extra cost you can keep the mug - this one I did. (yes...I had gluhwein on more than one occasion...:)

Christmas lunch!

Typical European decorations.

Herr Mozart!  Second only to the Macca Man for me!!

Salzburg Lake District Christmas market

Horse & carriage in Salzburg - Salzburg is MAGICAL at Christmas!!!

Seasons Greetings to one and all!!!!! 

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