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Paddington Bear in Leicester City Centre

Christmas in Leicester!

Christmas tree inside the student union at Leicester University

Christmas tree inside the student union at Leicester University

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Christmas in Leicester Highcross

 

Melton Mowbray Christmas Market

Melton Mowbray Christmas Market

Sunday, 2 December 2012: My friends and I went to the largest Victorian Christmas market. It was awesome! I even met Queen Victoria!

Here are some of my favorite moments:

Owl photo courtesy of Kate Shuttleworth

1. Petting an owl!

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3. Hearing all of the Christmas songs and watching all of the moving puppets and organs.

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Birmingham German Christmas Market

Sunday, 9 December 2012: My friends and I went to the largest German Christmas Market outside of Germany in Birmingham! It was beautiful and so fun!

Here are some of my favorite moments:

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1. Seeing the Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery! I have always wanted to see this painting, and we were so lucky because it was on loan from Tate for only a few more weeks–we just happened to walk into the gallery!
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2. Listening to the Christmas-carol-singing moose at the Birmingham Christmas Market.
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3. Seeing the beautiful Christmas ornaments at the Christmas Market!

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4. Eating a neutella-filled donut with mint icing! It was delicious!

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Merry Christmas!

I’m home in TEXAS in 4 days! 🙂

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