Well, we’re having our annual outing to the Vaark Christmas Market this afternoon! It’s a grey day, but the fairy lights and lanterns make it very cheerful!
We’ve got a Santa’s grotto, stalls selling decorations and presents, and refreshments. Everything you need at Christmas!
Hypno is very pleased to meet Father Christmas. He’s so jolly. Hypno-ho-ho!
Matilda loves the decorations, all so sparkly!
Winston is busy setting up his Christmas Tat, I mean Unique Gift, Emporium. Something for everyone here!
There’s always a crowd at the Festive Snack stall, obviously. Microvaark has some new stock this year, chocolate sprouts! Only to him, they look more like cabbages…
And it wouldn’t be a Christmas Market without a warming drink. There’s hot chocolate too. And of course, a warm greeting from Peggy.
Now then, Winston is all set up. And Hypno wants to know what that yellow thing is? Ah, says Winston, that’s a caleye… kalyi… twirly looky thing.
Well, that sounds interesting, says Hypno, lets’s have a look…
Wooooo! Far out man! Hypno defintitely wants to buy that!
Fury says she’s pleased to see Winston has a couple of toy cars. Nano says, That’s not a toy! I’ll have that one!
Oh look, says Nano, it’s that curator chap from the Museum who valued your unique Greek Urn. He’s come to see the market! Eh? says Winston. Crikey!
Nice to see you again, says Henry. Not got any more priceless urns for sale then, ha ha? No, says Winston, definitely not. Shut up Micro.
Time for a bit of music now. The brass band are playing a selection of carols and Christmas songs.
And here’s Micro to do his bit as chorister. “Once in Royal David’s City….”
Oh Matilda, hello. Er, is that a PRAM?
Oh! No. It’s a Chestnut roasting barrow! How nice, Hot Roast Chestnuts for everyone, she’s doing a roaring trade.
As an extra treat this year, Arnold has arranged a skating rink, what fun!
Peggy is especially happy and can’t wait for her turn, she loves skating.
Well, says Nano, what a lovely time we’re having. We hope you’ve enjoyed our market, if you’ve missed your own this year.
And as it gets dark, the lights seem brighter. We’re going to carry on enjoying ourselves into the night!