Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2016 – photo diary

Hey there, happy Boxing Day! As the year winds down to a close, it’s still OK to revel in festivities and stay in the Christmas spirit. I visited Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland last week and loved it, have you been? The crowds were chocca in the evenings, when twinkly lights were at their dazzling best.

This post is a departure from the norm; whereas my usual posts are text heavy, this one is image heavy. The photos are really beautiful, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them. Enjoy!

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Plenty of delicious treats for peckish foodies.

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The Christmas pudding selection is one to die for. It took every ounce of will power to just snap a photo and walk away. 😉

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More treats, this time chocolate covered cupcakes, with lush confectionary toppers including marshmallows, Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Kit Kat. What’s not to love?

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Speaking of chocolate, here’s a fondue I just wanted to dive right into.

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The heavenly aroma of freshly roasted chestnuts remains one of my favourite scents.

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As far as autumnal fayre goes, you can’t beat a freshly roasted corn on the cob slathered in butter. You could even sprinkle said corn cobs with a range of seasoned sprinkles.

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If you dig fudge, this one’s for you. What I love about Christmas markets is that people get really inventive. This lemon and lime confection looks great and sounds zingy!

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There’s something very special about the word ‘candy’. This is candy heaven, replete with swirly lollipops and enough candy canes to make you want to weep with joy.

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What if you can’t decide between a treat of marshmallow or chocolate? If you’re stuck (and no one would blame you), why not try one of these bad boys? Ladies and gents, boys and gals, I present to you, marshmallows dipped in chocolate. And they’re shaped like a Christmas tree. Win-win.

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Nostalgia sweeps over me whenever I think of toffee apples. These cute festive offerings look very good and cheeky too. I love the thought of an upside down Santa, as if he’s just about to climb down a chimney. 🙂

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Chocolate truffles on sticks are always good. Perfect for non-sticky fingers and pretty to look at too.

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More candy heaven. I felt as I was taking a stroll through Willy Wonka’s factory.

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For marble cookies and Bailey’s cookies, I’m certainly in the right place.

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I’ve seen waffles (one of my favourite breakfast foods) on a plate, but never on a stick. The scent emanating from this stall was wonderful. I like  my waffles with a glug of maple or golden syrup. How about you?

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One needs a hit of savoury in between all that sweetness. This cheese stall hit the spot. I especially liked the Lancashire Poacher which was potent and crumbly.

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Did you visit Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland? I’d love to know what you thought about it. I’ve got a very special feature from one of the stall owners coming up. If you like your chillies, this will be a feature just for you.

I’m back in Nottingham tomorrow. Although seeing the empty square, sans stalls will fill me with a sense of sadness, I cannot wait for the new year. 2017 is going to be great!

RAx

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