For some five years now this Frankfurt Christmas market has been coming to Birmingham (they are twinned). So I find myself there this Friday at the end of a hectic week and simply lose myself in the mass of little craft stalls - like this one offering hand made wooden folk - from nested dolls to... well, you can see.
The market is popular with the stallholders who get to bring their children over to school here and immerse them in English at Christmas. Having been recently to a Polish market in Melbourne and a French market at home in Brightlingsea, (all with some very tasty produce) I can see that this is catching on. Yum!