It’s that time of year again. I know it’s early, I know we’ve only just had Halloween and Bonfire Night, but people are beginning to mention that inevitable c-word. It is quite a while away, but with deadlines and exams and last minute shopping and travelling home, it will be Christmas before we know it. And to really cash in on this festive season, towns and cities all over the country are beginning to open their Christmas markets, to lure in those people who having been waiting for Christmas since boxing day of last year. I know it is certainly too early for some (at work the other day, I made a man a coffee with a snowman on top and he looked far from impressed), but we’ve decided to round up some of the best Christmas markets for you to see before they all start getting far too busy!
Stepping into Edinburgh’s Demijohn is like stepping into an apothecary’s store. With bottles piled high to the ceiling, filled with a rainbow of liquids, there is something magical and olde-worlde about selecting a liqueur of choice and watching it being hand-poured into a glass bottle with a cork stopper. It’s like being in an old-fashioned sweet shop, but for adults.