Christmas Transitions

I´m not really a Christmas person. But then, I am a glutton, and the food sways me. Also the pretty colours. On Sunday, I was strolling through Toledo´s Christmas market. I didn´t even know we had one, until my friend Carmen, who I was having lunch with that day, educated me.

Toledo Christmas Market

Christmas market stall

 

Salt cod

Salt cod

Yesterday, I got on a plane…

The red, sandy soils of central Spain

The red, sandy soils of central Spain

My first glimpse of ¨home¨: magnificent Lake Constance, where Switzerland, Austria and Germany meet

My first glimpse of ¨home¨: magnificent Lake Constance, where Switzerland, Austria and Germany meet

A minute before touchdown in Munich. Oddly green for this time of year. You can make out the Alps in the background.

A minute before touchdown in Munich. Oddly green for this time of year. 

The first thing I had after I got off the plane was a steaming hot mug of Glühwein from a stall at the Christmas market right outside the airport terminal. I really needed that…!

60 thoughts on “Christmas Transitions

  1. joannesisco

    I’ve reached the stage in life where my house is “home” for Christmas. I’m expecting the hungry and thirty hordes to descend on us tomorrow. It will be pure bedlam here for the next few days 🙂

    You might not be the Christmas-y type, but where there is lots of food and drink and laughter, what more could you ask for? 🙂 Hope you have a great holiday!

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  2. pollyheath

    From what I gather from the blog world, there must just be stalls with Christmas paraphernalia and mulled wine strategically placed every few hundred feet (er… 100 meters) all across Europe just to be sure no one goes without. That’s the kind of programming I can get behind!

    Have a lovely holiday and I hope you imbibe/eat as much as humanly possible.

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  3. bevchen

    Hope you enjoyed your Glühwein (even if it is too warm for it – what’s going on German weather?!). Have a great time with your family… and the food, of course.

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  4. Kim in Fiji

    I’m not a Christmas person either – still it makes me very happy to wish other people Happy Christmas … and mean it. I’ve followed your blog long enough to know that going to Germany is going back towards where your mama lives. To have an active, ambulatory mother who loves a good meal …. what could be better than that?! Heartfelt holiday cheer for you and your mum.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      She´s only 63 and ambles along quite well 😉 She’s just dashed out the door to get some last crucial ingredient for our Christmas meal. All I know is that it involves a litre of cream… none of us will be ambulatory after that one!

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  6. tobyo

    we are oddly green as well. a very unwhite Christmas! but considering it was waaaaaaaaaay below zero last year at this time, I will take this gladly!! happy day after Christmas! 🙂

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