I have noticed many of you love to have mulled wine warming up on your stoves over the Christmas period, so do I! Last Christmas we made our first ever visit to Germany, we loved it and hope to go again in the near future. We stayed in Cologne, where we had so much to see and do, the markets, the cathedral, shopping and of course the brauhaus!
Our highlight of the trip though was visiting the numerous Christmas markets scattered around the city, each one easily reached by train and tram. The evenings got very cold and so a good excuse to have a warm mug of gluhwein or two whilst walking round, or post mugful as in my case staggering, me and alcohol just don't mix! If you fancy trying some, we have discovered you can buy the very same thing over here in Lidl, we always stock up with a few bottles for over the festive season.
In the photo above you can see my two lovely terracotta mugs. We happened to stumble across a mediaeval market along the Rhine, where they were serving gluhwein in these, I liked them so much I sacrificed the deposit you pay for the mugs and brought them home, miraculously they made it in one piece!