Friday, December 31, 2010

Snow in London

This trip I was filled with the spirit of Christmas,
and knew exactly where I wanted to be.

I headed for the Chelsea Farmers Market.

This is a beautiful place to be most any time of the year,

but during Christmas, it is enchanted!

The Market Place Restaurant, is a lovely, cool oasis in summertime.

In winter, it becomes a warm cozy retreat,

with a roaring fire in the center,

snuggling blankets on the chairs, and serving warm mulled wine!

I ordered a delicious light meal of mushrooms sauteed with garlic in a light cream sauce over a slice of brioche........and, of course, some mulled wine.

Later I wandered through the conservatory

and the garden shop,

which was alight with Christmas color.

I walked thru several shops and past a few more restaurants in the marketplace,

including El Gaucho and the Monkey Bar.

I stopped for a while to flirt with the snowmen.

It was getting dark by now, and I had been awake for over 24 hours.  I took the bus back to Gloucester Road and headed to my hotel.

I slept well, while visions of sugar plums danced in my head.  Maybe it was the mulled wine.

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