Edinburgh Winter Market

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas isn’t a big deal in my family. Sure we have our trees and decorations and we do get into it on the actual day itself but the lead up to it is kind of “whatever” in my house. Despite that fact my mum, dad and I now have a tradition of going to the Edinburgh Winter Market to gorge on waffles and attempt to do some Christmas shopping. It’s the only Christmassy thing we do prior to Christmas Day.

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities but I absolutely adore it at Christmas time. I love the Winter Market and how happy everyone seems while they’re wandering around all the cute wooden stalls. The smell of the bratwursts cooking makes me want to throw up but the stalls selling decorations and all sorts of random cheese makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Perhaps I am a human!

We went this year on December 8th (boy am I late with this post!). I had one goal and one goal only: to eat waffles – let’s count how many times I say “waffles” in this post.

As soon as we got into the market I immediately started looking for the waffle and hot chocolate stand. I eventually found it right in the same spot as last year; I should’ve looked there first! All I wanted was a waffle with vanilla sauce and a small hot chocolate. Christmas is the only time of year where I will happily consume cow’s milk and that hot chocolate was definitely needed. I may have been wrapped up in my warmest coat but I’m fairly certain I was starting to turn into a snowman, I was that cold!

Annoyingly I didn’t manage to eat all of the waffle as I made the stupid mistake of eating breakfast beforehand so now I have to wait until next year to attempt to finish another one. To say I’m gutted would be an understatement. Yes I am mad about not being able to finish a waffle so much so that I’ve dedicated an entire paragraph to it.

The Winter Market was as fabulous as ever but the Christmas shopping that followed was a disaster. All we managed to find was some more decorations for the tree (we change the colour scheme every year like weirdos). I didn’t have any ideas as to what to get my parents so I was hoping wandering around the shops would help but nope, nothing caught my eye. It was difficult getting the presents for my other half as well despite the fact I knew exactly what I was getting him. Shops are useless!

Basically all we managed to do was eat waffles, get my phone battery replaced at the Apple store, turn into icicles and coat our lungs in the popcorn scented air. It really was one giant fail but hey, I got exactly what I wanted so I guess I can’t complain. Waffles.

As it’s now Christmas Eve (and it seems to be dragging on for as long as it usually does) it’s only appropriate for me to end this post by saying Merry Christmas. I hope you have a great day and that the big guy is rather generous to you. Don’t fill up too much on food! xx

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