year I went to two Christmas markets, the one in Girne organised by Kyrenia
Animal Rescue at the Pia Bella Hotel and the other in Nicosia at the Goethe
Institute in the buffer zone. I really don’t want to compare them but there are
some things I would like to remark on. Rumtata music is really not the thing on
a Christmas market where parents with their kids come to see Santa Claus; I
heard many voices say that they would like to stay longer but the music put
them off. Also, what I personally think should be shown on a Christmas market
is art and craft, hand -made things and not to try to empty the house from flea
bought my usual advent wreath made by a friend of mine, she is with the event
for many years, and I bought German gingerbread and cinnamon stars which are
delightful. And I bought a silk-wool shawl for my oldest granddaughter dyed
with natural plants by Gabi, another friend. Schoolchildren sold their
hand-made paper stars, I bought eight of them last year, they are beautiful.
But see for yourself the photos I made.
queued for curry sausages, potato salad and sauerkraut, for pork legs and later
waffles, and from another corner came the smell of chestnuts fresh from the
first advent, the last one will be on 24 December. My wreath is on our table
with a big red candle, looks really festive and inviting to sit down and enjoy
the stollen with marzipan.