Sunday, 22 December 2013

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

 I was trying so hard to be more organised for Christmas this year.....



A trip to the Christmas market in Salisbury with my daughter didn't, however, go quite according to plan! When we parked the car I realised that my purse was still sitting in the kitchen at home! So we had a day out on a student budget instead, which was fun and will be remembered for many years to come, especially by my daughter!  We did have enough money to buy a string of dried fruit which were made on a farm in North Devon, the fruit is freezer dried on a large scale.      


The Christmas market in Salisbury was lovely, most of the stalls were selling locally produced items and there was enough space to see everything. The stall holders were friendly and happy too !


 We did lots of window shopping too!


and walked by the river and admired the buildings in Cathedral close. You don't need lots of money to have a good time!



 My son and his girlfriend are arriving for Christmas today, so if I don't get a chance again I wish you all a very


Sarah x

54 comments:

  1. And the same to you Sarah. I hope you and all the family have a really good time. Jx

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  2. Hello Sarah, what a lovely photos I like the fruit very much the colors are so beautiful. And Sarah, it is nice to shop low budget it go's for fun with your daughter. Sarah I wish you a great christmas, with al of your family and people you love.
    Have nice day's with each other, greetings Petra.

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  3. You are right, Sarah! No necessity to spend lots of money to have great fun! Sometimes we make a no-spending day and just use up what we have in the house - that is always a pleasure! It is fabulous to walk in such a lovely landscape as you have it where you live! So wishing you too - Merry Christmas - keep warm in the heart! Christa

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  4. Beautiful pictures as always! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  5. What a lovely observation, especially at this time of year, that 'you don't need lots of money to have a good time'!
    Have a great Christmas Sarah x

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  6. Your trip sounds rather familiar. Just the other day I drove to Helsinki to meet some friends and forgot to take my mobile. It is such a necessary companion these days. Have a lovely holiday with your loved ones!

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  7. Looked like the perfect setting for a Christmas market! Have a lovely Christmas :) x

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  8. Merry Christmas to you Sarah! Thank you for all your kind words and It was really a pleasure for me too to have discovered your blog and have shared with you our daily things and thoughts.
    Enjoy! Olympia

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  9. Oh how lovely! and Merry Christmas to you, too!!

    May all your dreams come true in 2014 xoxox

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  10. Happy Christmas to you and all of your family. - I had to laugh at your trip accompanied by student money only! But as you rightly mention you don't need money when you are with someone you love to be with and are walking in a beautiful place like Salisbury.
    Look forward to catching up with you again after Christmas - enjoy.

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  11. The Salisbury Market looks lovely, and I'm glad you still had a good time out even without your purse-it could have been worse you could have forgotten the camera :)
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas

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  12. Beautiful pictures Sarah! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

    Michael :-)

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  13. Merry Christmas to you to Sarah.X

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  14. Lovely photos of a beautiful area.

    Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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  15. Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for your visit to my blog and your lovely comments.
    That looks like a great Christmas market you went to with lots of things to buy. Maybe just as well you left your money behind!
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!
    Ingrid x

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  16. Hello dear Sarah, absolute lovely pica from Sailsburry... Wishing you and your family a wonderful and relaxing Christmas.
    May all your dreams and wishes come true in the next year.
    Bine x

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  17. Dear Sarah, wish I was there! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
    Liefs
    Lia

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  18. How lovely Sarah, don't you just love Salisbury! I love the fruit wreaths and garlands, I just wish I had somewhere to hang one! Glad you had a nice time, and probably even more memorable for being on the student budget. Just proves you don't have to spend lots to have a great time. Happy Christmas to you and yours. xx

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  19. Merry Christmas to you too Sarah! I have enjoyed your posts so much. Thank you for that gift.

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  20. The best way to go shopping me thinks !
    Merry Christmas to you x

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  21. Salisbury Christmas market is lovely, I went a couple of weeks back. Rather nice in some ways to go without cash and remember the day differently as a result. Lovely to have time with your daughter (hope uni is going well) and to have your son back for xmas too. Have a super time. CT x

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  22. Happy Christmas to you Sarah. I've really enjoyed reading your blog this year and I hope you all have a super time.
    Jacquie x

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  23. Salisbury's beautiful, and I always love the houses in cathedral closes, wonderful. Shame about the purse, but at least you had your camera! Lovely pictures, and the fruit wreaths are great. I hope you all have a really good Christmas and a very happy New Year.

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  24. Happy Christmas to you too, hope you have a lovely time.

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  25. What lovely wreaths - really festive in a different way. Glad you enjoyed your frugal shopping trip. I hope you have a great Christmas.

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  26. Merry Christmas to you Sarah, your shopping trip looked great. Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog this year, I appreciate it. Best wishes for 2014 Sx

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  27. A very cheap trip! I wish you a very happy xmas! Lovely greetings

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  28. The market looks beautiful. If you'd had your purse you might have spent far too much money. I'm sure you enjoyed just looking. Have a lovely Christmasxx

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  29. What a fun festive way to spend a day. The weather looks wonderful too. : )

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  30. That's the way to make Christmas memory's, happy Christmas.

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  31. Yours Christmas Market looks great, Sarah :0) and sounds really lovely that you enjoyed your day out even with the student budget :0) Wishing you and all your Family a Very Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year from snowy Moscow.
    Natasha

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  32. Oh Sarah, isn't it awful when that happens! Just think of the money you must have saved though ...

    Looks like you had a fab day out anyway ... I totally agree with you, yo don't need money to have a nice time, and make lovely memories too!

    Thanks for your lovely comments over at Thriftwood, and have a fabulous Christmas yourself! Lookin forward to hearing all about it

    Love Claire xx

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  33. I love Salisbury market! I went to the Christmas market last year,(we went to the Bath one this year). The Cathedral is lovely, particularly at this time of year, but I'm afraid you wouldn't have got in with no purse!!!! Thank you for your lovely blog throughout the year, look forward to next years! Hope you have a very Happy Christmas X

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  34. Such beautiful items for sale. It sounds like you both had a great day out.

    Hope you have a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

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  35. Oh Sarah! Sometimes the unexpected can create a truly memorable day out! It looks like you had loads of fun anyway!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! I think I can finally say I am finished shopping, baking, creating and 'doing'....I'm now ready to sit down and just relax! Happy Holidays! Sharon xx

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  36. Happy Christmas Sarah,
    Thank you for all the exchanges of comments on our posts.. its a pleasure to always read your blog.
    enjoy this festive season.. god bless val xxxx

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  37. What a serendipitous celebration of Christmastide! And with what you have to choose from I agree you don't need a lot of money to enjoy yourself. Happy Christmas to you, too.

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  38. I would really enjoy visiting such a market. I wish you and your family a lovely, peaceful holiday.

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  39. Dear Sarah,

    The Christmas market looks lovely! I haven't been to any this year, but hopefully next year. Thank you for your sweet words and friendship the past year. I am lucky to have you as a blogfriend. I will visit England twice next year (Cotswolds & East Sussex). Whenever I visit Dorset, I promise I will let you know. I would love to meet you!!!

    Wishing you, James and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for a Happy, Healthy and Sparkling New Year!

    Love, Madelief x

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  40. Yuletide Greetings ...Sarah
    I think the markets have been lovely this year..even if for just window shopping.....Thank you for sharing
    Hope you a very special time with your family
    Thea xx

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  41. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Sarah xx

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  42. Have a lovely Christmas Sarah with your family. Great that you had a memorable time 'shopping' without your purse xo

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  43. Hi Sarah ....Merry Christmas and warm wishes for 2014.

    Nina x

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  44. A wish for a blessed Christmas to you and your family.

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  45. ~ And the very same to you and yours, lovely Sarah...Wrapped in a 'twinkly hug' ******
    Maria x

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  46. Merry Christmas my dear friend
    Bless
    Nina***

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  47. Merry Christmas dear Sarah to you and your family.
    Loved seeing the gorgeous Christmas markets - the string of dried fruit looks so pretty.
    Seasons greetings and happy holidays
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  48. I recently did something similar Sarah ... a spur of the moment visit to a Christmas food market with my younger daughter when we had little cash on either of us ... we took full advantage of all the free tasting samples!

    Here's hoping you and yours had a fabulous Christmas and will have the best year yet in 2014 x

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  49. Love the market photos, reminds me of my time spent in Europe during the holidays. The by the water is stunning. Glad you enjoyed your time together - that is what is all about anyway. Hope your Holiday was full of love and laughter.
    Best,
    Kim

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  50. Beloved Sarah and Daisy,

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS! I am very late given that I flew out of state to be with family for a traditional celebration. I had so much fun!

    I'm finally getting to the internet after four days without it. Sending you fond wishes for a great new year! Anita

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  51. Looks like a neat market! Hope you had a great Christmas as well :).

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  52. Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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