Sunday, 20 December 2009

Berlin - and a little something from Hermes!!

I just visited one of my favourite cities, Berlin in Germany. I went to see and enjoy the Christmas Markets and I was not disappointed - they had lots of lovely things to buy and lots of lovely Christmas trees and lights brightened up the city:-

Unter den Linden

The Opern Palais Cafe Christmas Tree

and we enjoyed wonderful cakes at this cafe -highly recommended - here is my Marc de Champagne Kuchen - yummy!!

A market stall "am Rotten Rathaus"

The gluhwein on sale around the markets was delicious and I found a jelly jam of the same flavour - that is certainly very delicious at breakfast!!

I went to see The Nutcracker performed by my favourite ballet company, Staatsballett Berlin and it was wonderful, especially the dance of The Snowflakes with their Snow Queen it was magical.

The trip ended in a winter wonderland as it snowed!! I visited the gardens at Charlottenburg Palace and revelled in walking through the snow - it was beautiful - the only thing missing was a horse drawn sleigh ride!

View of the Palace from the far end of the gardens over the frozen lake!
   Finally no trip would be complete without a visit to Hermes - and I was lucky enough to find a new SS10 Twilly in just the colour and design I wanted - Tohu Bohu in blue.  And as a special gift from Hermes I was given a Kelly Bag shaped biscuit cutter as I left the store - you can just see it in my photo so I will have to get baking with the recipe provided by Hermes!!


  1. magical pictures!! ...........

  2. You saw Nussknacker in Berlin. A wonderful city. Everytime a joy to visit.

  3. Thank you Elle!

    Vanessa der Nussknacker was wonderful!! I am lucky to always see great ballet in Berlin!
    Frohe Weinachtsfest!!

  4. Lovely pictures, and twilly. Happy Christmas. I look forward to your posts in 2010.

  5. Thank you SMR - hope you have a great Christmas and New Year!!

  6. Just beautiful, the pics look like something out of a fairytale! *sigh* would love to go and see it all in person one day, till then thank you for the gorgeous pics!!!