This morning I had the opportunity to go (child-free) by train into Belfast to St George’s Christmas Market. It was a combination of food and gifts (mostly jewelery it seemed) and I enjoyed browsing, taking a few photos, and making a few purchases.
This is the first year I have managed to attend, but the stall holders I was chatting to said it was much busier this year, and there were large crowds.
Here is some of the food.
And of course some Christmas goodies
Some traditional Irish Linen
And finally, I love how the jewellery was displayed on this vintage bird cage.
Last night was my daughter’s 9th birthday party. We took her and her friends ten-pin bowling, followed by McDonalds (would not have been my choice!). Then back home for a DVD and birthday cake.
As we were leaving the bowling, my daughter noticed that a soft toy had been won at one of those grabber-type arcade games but had not been claimed. It also had a £10 attached. We took it to the reception desk who was amazed and impressed by the honesty shown, and promised to ring us the next day if it was not claimed.
However just as we were leaving McDonalds we recieved a call that we could go back to the Bowling and claim the toy and money. My daughter was delighted, and I was pleased her honesty had paid off.
So she is now £10 richer and we now have a dalmation puppy which sways as it sing “How much is that doggy in the window”….maybe we will live to regret this!
And some of them enjoying the DVD
Come back tomorrow for more Christmas blogging.
Previous posts in this series can be found below
On the First Day of December…a Christmas Nativity
On the Second Day of December….a Christmas Cushion
On the Third Day of December….a Christmas Market
On the Forth Day of December…a Christmas Mantlepiece
On the Fifth Day of December…another Nativity
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Finally, have you noticed by new blog header, I made it using Jolly Holly by Gina Marie Huff at Weeds and Wildflower Designs.