Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Gosh !! I've just had a huge surprise when I arrived on my blog page :)  Thank you very much to all of the 75 lovely people now following my blog, i feel very blessed to have you joining my journey through blog land.

Today my blog post is going to be a little different,  I have been taking part in a mixed media art journal prompt challenge set up by Bernice Hopper called "12 months in view"

If you would like more information about these challenges follow these links  https://www.facebook.com/groups/578180182211960/12 months in view

Bernice regularly encourages us to have a creative date based on the idea of Julia Cameron in The Artists Way suggested the idea of making time for a regular creative date.   This idea is also picked up by Matt Tommey in Unlocking the Heart of the Artist.   

For December's creative date I have decided to take you all on a virtual trip to Llandudno, North Wales (U.K). At this time of year they will be holding their famous Christmas market.

Take a seat and enjoy the ride :) !! lol 

We will start our virtual journey from Birmingham Coach Station (U.K), our coach journey will take approximately 2 hours.

During the journey we will pass through Shrewsbury and take a short tea break in Llangollen.

And off we go again on our way to Llandudno.  Not far to go now we'll be there in an hour.

Finally arrived at Llandudno Coach station and after a short walk into the town centre we will have a good browse around the different stalls in their Christmas market.

This year the Llandudno Christmas Fayre (formerly known as Celtic Winter Fayre) is once again being held in Madoc Street, which runs parallel to Mostyn Street, Llandudno's main retail area in the heart of Victorian Llandudno.

Following last year's very successful event which attracted around 30,000 visitors, the number of stalls offers everything you need for that festive cheer!
- Quality local food produce - Tastings and samples - Festive atmosphere
- Craft Demonstrations - Hand-made and unusual crafts and gifts - Seasonal cheer

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Santa Claus himself and he’ll be delighting kids in the Alice and Wonderland grotto. Without doubt, this is the perfect way to introduce any young children to the magic of Christmas or to reinvigorate the passion in the older kids.

I think we are going to need another tea break after all this walking and browsing !!  I personally love the hustle and atmosphere that makes these Christmas markets more special.  

No trip to the seaside is the same without a bag of fish and chips 

Time to see the Christmas lights twinkling in the high street and then we will make our way back home 

I hope that you enjoyed our virtual coach trip to Llandudnos Christmas market (please note that the photographs shown in this blog are not mine, i have borrowed them from welsh tourist information websites that are advertising the market and other Christmas events around Llandudno)