Monday, December 18, 2006
Christmas market, Carouge
Mark and I went along to the Christmas market in Carouge on Saturday. Sadly, it was a bit of a disappointment! This was the nicest stall we saw.
We got there early but the little streets were already packed with crowds. It was freezing cold so Mark made a beeline for the Glogg stall! I rarely touch alcohol so a couple of sips of his warmed me up nicely! It was pretty strong stuff with slices of almonds floating on the top.
We nearly went away with this, it would have looked wonderful in the kitchen, until we realised the hefty price tag referred to just one strand!
Otherwise, it was mainly the type of craft stalls you find all year round. In one of the squares there were food stalls although I think we have been spoilt by the market in Annecy!
We would have bought some spices if the woman at the head of the queue hadn't been chatting so long!
We settled for a packet of fudge, seen here bubbling in the pot, to replace our lost calories! It wasn't an entirely wasted day though, as we did buy a real tree on the way home. Alex has been moaning at us for years for having a fake tree (well, they don't come cheap in Kuwait!) telling us in great detail how his friends have decorated their houses. By the sounds of it they had a blank cheque and interior designers to advise too! So, at last, we have the tree and Christmas can commence!