Christmas, wine, friends and Starbucks

Manchester Christmas MarkeTThis weekend I visited Manchester. I lived there for several years, but had not been back for nearly 12 months. I went to the opening day of the Christmas market with my very good friend, and in line with our tradition, bought mulled wine and a pretzel from the two Austrian women who are always lovely. The Christmas markets never get old, although they do get busy, so if you can go on a weekday I would recommend it! Whilst I was there, I also had my first red cup of the season from Starbucks, and encountered a rather unfortunate protest - but I'll save the rest of that rather longer story for my next post, which I will hopefully finish forming my thoughts on later this week. In the mean time...tiny Santa on a boot:

Santa on a boot