Friday, December 14

GERMANY - Christmas Markets

Stuttgart Christmas Market

The christening of Graham's nutcracker
The big brother of Graham's nutcracker

Fran and her brother Philipp

Esslingen Christmas Markets

Schwaebisch Hall Christmas Markets. This is the town Fran's grandparents lived in, and their house is on this street.

Nuremberg Christmas Markets

Fran drinking mulled wine to keep warm

Lebkuchen (gingerbread) - all shapes and sizes

The little prune men. They are made from prunes and toothpicks and then given little outfits. Locally they are known as 'Hutzelmaennchen' - a tradition that is particular to Nuremberg