Not my usual outfit post today I'm afraid... Although I have been dressing with the best of intentions, it's just too cold for me to throw off my coat and pose for outfit photos without risking frostbite. Instead I thought I would share some of my snaps from a recent visit to Canterbury (with a sneaky shot of me adjusting the settings on my friend's camera!).
I love Canterbury at Christmas. The cobblestone medieval charm is magnified in the run up to the festive season, with trees draped in lights and storefronts glowing in the early dusk. One of my favourite memories of Canterbury was rushing around the high street one December, picking up the last remaining gifts on my list. My priority was to source a gypsy tart for my mum's birthday, and eventually stumbled across one of the tiny bakeries down the Westgate end of the town. I paid for the cake, they wrapped it up in a little parcel for me, and as I stepped out the shop it began to snow.
Meandering back down the cobbled high street, with the smell of roast chestnuts filling the air, paper parcels clasped in my gloved hands, I felt as though I'd walked into a Charles Dickens story! Simply beautiful.
Tiny Tim's tea room, pictured at the top, perfectly represents the olde world charm of Canterbury at Christmas - doesn't it look like a little Christmas card?
Where is your favourite place to visit at Christmas? Another of my favourites is the Christmas market at home in Luxembourg - my sister has just done a post on it and I can't stop craving potato cakes and churros!