Sunday 6 December 2009

Brussels Christmas Market

We started off here :

The champagne bar at St Pancras station in London - what a way to start off a weekend

We tried the local food and drink

And saw St Nicholas in the Chocolate shops

It was the day before St Nicholas visits the children to give them Christmas Chocolate, so there was a parade

And the stilt walker had to negotiate the street signs!

The famous statue of the Mannaken Pis was wearing his special St Nicholas outfit

At night the tree in the Grand Place was lit up

and when we woke in the morning, St Nicholas had left chocolates in our shoes

All too soon it was time to get back on the train to London

And finish the weekend by having a kir royale with our lunch in a restaurant overlooking the River Thames

A fab weekend, a chocolate lover's paradise (that was my kind of a place to live!) and over 200 beers to sample (we have to return, I'm not sure my husband managed to try them all!)


Denise said...

Looks like you had a great time, don't those Christmas markets get you in the festive mood? Missed you today at the crop xx

Rachel Brett said...

What a lovely trip, looks very festive and I'm sure you will get lots of lovely pages from your photos.

Sian said...

Looks wonderful! Thanks for letting us see all those lovely photos

humel said...

So pleased you had a good time :-) Thanks for sharing the pics! x

Mary said...

Sounds like you had a fab trip and really enjoyed the atmosphere. I didn't know that little statue got dressed up at Christmas!!