Category Archives: Festivus

The Austrian Imperial Capital, Vienna

Western Europe at Christmas is a special place to be, the incredibly popular markets, the darkness closing in and the lights that sparkle in the gloom. It’s now my 4th year in a cool climate for Christmas (only 3 consecutive) … Continue reading

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Fire!

There where the hills are sleeping, now feel the blood a-leaping, high as the spirits of the old Highland Men! A Torchlight Procession is a brilliant way to start of the Hogmanay celebrations in the Scottish capital. Over 20,000 people … Continue reading

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Electric Lights On Strings

Early November, after Guy Fawkes night, the Christmas lights were flicked on for Regent Street, with a little fuss, some Narnia kiddies, last year’s X-factor winner and hearty doses of Christmas sentiment that I wasn’t quite prepared for. It was … Continue reading

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