Christmas has arrived in Bath!

First, we had the Bath Christmas Lights switched on by Mary Berry.

Bath Christmas Lights Switch On

Then there was the Bath Lantern Parade, filled with a huge array of paper lanterns which danced its way down Pulteney Street to the beat of Samba Sulis.

Bath Lantern Parade 2013 1

Watching Bath Lantern Parade 2013

The Bath Christmas Market has been in full flow for the past couple of weeks. It’s been bigger and better than ever this year!

Bath Christmas Market 2013 2

The Lantern Parade and official opening of the Christmas Market were even more special for me, as my mum and her best friend came to visit for the night

Bath Christmas Market 2013 1

My favourite time to walk round the Christmas Market has been during the evenings, when the crowds have started to subside. It looks so pretty lit up, with beautiful Bath Abbey as its backdrop.

Bath Christmas Market 2013 3

And last weekend, Christmas came to our house too!  M and Lil’ L headed to Colerne to buy a tree. When they returned home, they decorated the tree and the living room as a surprise for me!

Christmas Tree 2013

After all this activity, the boys definitely deserved a cup of hot chocolate, which I made with the Elements for Life Spiced Raw Hot Chocolate, and topped with some vegetarian marshmallows from The Vegan Kind‘s latest subscription box.

Vegan Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

And now it’s time for me to treat three of my lovely readers with an early Christmas pressie   The Raw Chocolate Making Kit giveaway ended at midnight last night and the three winners, chosen at random by Rafflecopter, are…

93 Tamzin

339 Poppy

522 Jane

Congratulations to you all!  I’ll be in touch to arrange delivery x

And I must say a big ‘thank you’ to Elements for Life for enabling me to host such a fabulous giveaway!

Elements for Life has a fantastic range of chocolate-making goodies and super foods available from their online store. They’ve kindly given me a discount code which entitles my readers to 10% off any products on their website. Just enter BOTGS10 at the checkout. This code has no expiry date!

Are you feeling ‘Christmassy’ yet? Now we have a tree, I’m definitely starting to feel more festive 😉

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I only started mine yesterday!!!

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8 Responses to Christmas has arrived in Bath!

  1. There’s such a lovely atmosphere at the Bath Christmas market. I’ve been enjoying wandering around in the evenings too with all the pretty twinkly lights. It was fun being out for the Christmas lights turn on with Mary Berry too!
    Looking forward to going home and getting a tree up 😀
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    • The Christmas markets sheds look so sad now that they’re empty 🙁 They do literally look like garden sheds now 😉 These past three weeks sure went quick!
      Has the uni term finished yet? If so, have a wonderful break. You deserve it ♥

  2. Bath looks so lovely at Christmas time, last time I visited I just missed out on the Christmas markets, so I’ll have to go sometime in the future!
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    • The Bath Christmas Market is really lovely, especially at night when it’s all lit up. You’ll definitely have to visit one year! It gets crazily packed during the day time but I managed to avoid all the crowds this year by heading in at night, when all the coaches had left 😉
      p.s. I LOVE the sound of your Festive Almond Butter. Heading over to your’s right now to check out the recipe 🙂

  3. I think I could find ANY excuse to have a large bowlful of the Hot chocolate and marshmallows you have photographed in your blog! A very Magical Christmas to you and all your readers.

    • Thank you so much ♥ I hope you have a magical Christmas too. It’s going to be such a special one for you & your sisters xx
      p.s. So pleased to see that Harvest sells the veggie marshmallows… I need to stock up before Lil’ L notices how many are gone from his pack 😉

  4. Congrats to the winners and thanks for helping to spread the raw chocolate lover folks. I think I might have to have a hot choc myself!

  5. What a gorgeous area to place lit up lanterns. The parade & xmas market both look fun and amazing with the Christmas lights! I can’t wait to feel Christmassy & experience the holidays in paris and look forward to checking out similiar xmas markets like the photos in your post! Congrats to the winners and have a happy holidays! x
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