When I came home and regaled hubby with tales of my wonderful trip to Birmingham, I knew by the longing in his eyes that I would be making another trip very soon, giving me a day off on Monday he enticed me back on Tuesday, although to be fair, I didn’t need much convincing. We started off at John Lewis enjoying a late breakfast of builders tea and hot buttered toast with marmalade, just the thing to set one up for a trot around the German Market. I loved these plates in the restaurant, quite amusing. We had a quick tootle around the Christmas decorations. I nearly bought foxy home, so cute. Who wouldn’t love to drape their fireplace with an assortment of fir cones. Or adorn doors with beautiful wreaths with which to welcome Christmas visitors with. There were so many beautiful things but it was time to leave and carry on with our adventure. The station is simply wonderful, lovely restaurants and cafes, wine bars and gorgeous shops.Next we found a cereal cafe, with over a hundred different types of cereal to tempt you with. That was quite something to come across, having heard of it in London but never having seen one. And then we were out, marching briskly in the cold. Hubby seems to be having a nice time. So many pretty things to see, these are delightful when they are lit up with a candle. Handblown glass balls. Just getting dark enough to appreciate the lightsof the carousel. The boys are beginning to cook up a storm for the visitors that will flock for the hot Bratwurst sausages. and German beers and Gluwein. Stars begin to twinkle in the darkening sky. Next we came across these Himalayan salt lamps and I simply swooned at their prettiness. After a little convincing that hubby really did want to lug a 5 kilogram lump of salt home and that I didn’t really want the 20 kilogram version that was absolutely the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, we came home with this. A lovely reminder of a wonderful day.