On Saturday we went into London. We went to the German Christmas Market on the Southbank (sadly we had missed the Chocolate festival - this was a couple of weeks ago - but it is back in March 2013!) had a good walk around Covent Garden. Had lunch at Paul. We have to go back another time for cake!
We got a bus from the Selfidges end of Oxford Street - sat upstairs at the front and stayed on until we got to Liverpool Street. This way we could see all the Christmas lights in Oxford Street and Regent Street without fighting our way through the crowds! We also saw the Santa gathering in Trafalgar Square - wasn't sure what this was at the time but we googled it - slightly random!
Part of the plan getting the bus all the way to Liverpool Street was to have dinner somewhere at Spitalfields market - I felt this would be quieter and I was right. We went to Giraffe and had no problem getting a table. Dinner was lovely and then after all our walking it was easy to get the tube back to Kings Cross to get the train home.
A few weeks ago I made these Christmas Tree cupcakes for Minibakebakegirls school fair. I used Dr Oetkers polka dots for the baubles and a little chocolate star for the top. They were so easy to do and I think they look very effective.
Todays top three Christmas songs:
1. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
2. Power of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
3. Mistletoe and Wine - Cliff Richard