Yesterday I woke up, sure that something was happening but baffled if I could remember what. It wasn’t until I checked Facebook that I realised that the Mistletoe Market was on this weekend, at the showground near me. I love our local markets and events in the run up to Christmas, I always find such amazing gifts for people at affordable prices whilst also knowing I’m helping out someone local. Jack likes them because he often leaves with a couple of things – in fact he left with three things yesterday!
Despite the rain, myself and my friend Laura took Jack up to the market, determined to get some fantastic gifts for people. There was pretty much anything you could think of and we had great fun sampling the products and entering the free prize draws dotted around – I love a good competition! The main stalls I wanted to look at were the alcohol and food stalls as these are always handy presents for family members – both sides of the family would be quite happy with some ales, vodka or gin or even some flavoured cheeses or assorted fudge.
Jack found a couple of stalls that took his interest – a superhero one was his favourite and he left with a Flash costume, courtesy of Auntie Laura. He also picked up a tree decoration (he loves picking a new one each year) and got to try a delicious cupcake…I was very jealous. I came back with two presents – one for Steve’s Dad which I can’t reveal as its a surprise and from Jack and the other I gave to Steve when we got home – three different flavoured cheeses, made locally. He was very happy with his present!
In a couple of weeks time, we have a Christmas bazaar at Jack’s school and then the next day is the annual village Christmas market too – and I can’t wait!