In my house, I am definitely the Christmas fairy. I love everything about it – the dark nights lit with fairy lights, the decorations, the gifts, the food, the music. My husband, on the other hand, loathes the very name of Christmas, so it’s up to me to provide the good cheer.
And one of my favourite things about Christmas happens to be right beside my workplace – the Christkindelmarkt.
For me, this sums up everything about the season of goodwill. Stall upon stall of handcrafted gifts – I’ve treated myself to brightly-lit crystals, handmade mugs, Russian dolls and wind lights. Other stalls sell traditional food, from wurst, pretzels and potato pancakes to chocolate-coated fruit kebabs, marshmallows and truffles. And of course, many flavours of hot mulled wine, mead and German beer.
It’s been a long year and a pretty rough one for me, but Christmas never fails to cheer me up. So I’ll be celebrating with a glass of mulled wine and hanging twinkling lights in my window.