Exeter Christmas Market 2014

We love Christmas markets and especially love going to the one in Exeter.

While it isn’t as big as the ones in Birmingham or Manchester, it suits us well and has enough food stalls and other little shops to make a little family like ours – happy.

This was actually a French stall that showed lovely colourful treats, but as you can see, they also sold some Turkish delights.  We asked little T if she wanted anything, to our surprise she replied “No thank you”.

But she couldn’t resist the Italian ones and chose more than a couple of these delicious treats.

She actually had a bite of each one and put them all back in the bag – kids!

Now this is my idea of a “treat”.  I love paella, especially authentic Spanish paella like this one.

And of course, it wasn’t all food stalls.  There were loads of little shops that sold Christmas decorations, presents and everything one would need for Christmas.

A Christmas market isn’t complete without German sausages which little T and our friends had.  Sorry folks, wasn’t able to take any photos.  By this time I was busy eating and enjoying my paella.

That’s little T doing a silly one, but her dad clicked before she could even pull it off.

And there’s the beautiful 14th century Exeter cathedral, which apparently has the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England.

On our way back to our friends house, we passed a Father Christmas decoration, standing just outside a Polish store.  Little T actually asked me to take her photo, but before I could even click, she did her silly pose again.

What about you?

Have you visited any Christmas market yet?

16 Comments

  1. Oh that looks like fun – the paella looks yummy and you just can’t beat Christmas market sausages – my theory is it’s the same outdoors thing that makes picnics extra yummy in the summer!

  2. Coombe Mill

    That looks like a lovely marketplace, I love that it’s got stalls from all over the world there for you to try out different delicious treats. The photo of Exeter Cathedral is truly beautiful. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

    • Yes, I love that about the Christmas markets too 🙂 You can have a taste of different stuff from all over 🙂

  3. minitravellers

    Looks like you had a lovely day. We haven’t actually been to a Christmas market yet this year. Must sort that out. Love the snow falling as I read!

  4. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    I love seeing more and more of her silly poses!! I never realized how hard you were working to get a not-silly pose!

    • Oh lord, every time we take a photo of her my husband and I always remind her to please not make a silly pose/face – to no avail. Oh well.

  5. We visited Exeter in the summer and loved it. The market looks great. Trust Little T to pull funny faces, it’s so hard to get a natural shot sometimes! #countrykids

    • I can never get a natural shot with little T. I love Exeter too. Hope to move there someday 🙂

  6. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo

    Love Little T’s funny faces and poses! Exeter market looks fun and you’ve described it well. This year so far I’ve been to my little town’s market and the one in Aix en Provence, on Saturday we’re planning on going to the one in Nice which is always good but what I’m really looking forward to is Strasbourg next week. Apparently its Christmas market is the best in France.

    • I love Christmas markets and farmers markets. During our last holiday in France, we were misinformed about the dates and missed out on one! Was really disappointed.

  7. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I love Christmas markets, such a lovely way to get into the festive spirit. This one looks lovely, and I do like the look of the Turkish delight 🙂 Love Little T’s photo poses!

    • Same here. Would love to go to more, actually! 🙂 She does love her silly poses.

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