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Fishink in Munich Part 1

January 3, 2013

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I’m not the sort of person who believes in making new year resolutions, partly because I feel that I should be setting myself new aims and goals at anytime of the year. I also think they’re probably more likely to be maintained and not forgotten about that way. However one thing I’d really like to do in 2013 is to bring Fishink Blog into the homes of even more like-minded folk, and you can all help me do this by sending a link to your friends, spread the word on your own blogs and twitter or Pinterest, Blogger sites and tell others about my blog that you think would like it. I’ve also just received my 1000th comment today which is great thanks and keep them coming, together let’s make this year the year of the Fish 🙂

I found this retro styled poster in ‘Pasing’ shopping centre where we stayed, I like the colouration and simplicity of it.

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Ok, I know you are possibly all christmassed out by now, but before you throw out the tree and pack away the baubles for another year, I’d just like to share a little of the sparkle I encountered in Munich with you. The main market is full of stalls selling all manner of things for your tree, crib and christmas decoration collection. You can get a pair of new wings for your angel or fairy, a new baby Jesus in all sizes or a ceramic rabbit for your tree top, whatever takes your fancy really. !

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You can grab a Gluhwein, a pair of ice skates, or perhaps a skating bear comes in handy if you’re not confident on the ice, or just need a help steadying yourself after drinking too many mugs of spicy wine !

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I loved these moulds for making salt-dough figures and the huge range of cookie cutters in all shapes of snowflake.

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The Christmas Market by the Chinese Tower in the English Garden was a great discovery and St Nicholas was there amongst the gnomes and elves giving out gifts to the little people ! Talking of which I did get to see the 3-D version of The Hobbit whilst in Germany at a beautiful cinema specialising in English versions of films, and loved every minute. Fantasy escapism at it’s best.

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A great idea was the hut for young kids where they could go and have a story read to them by grandma, whilst all tucked up in a snuggly bed covered by a warm fleece. Sadly they didn’t do adult sized beds. The old victorian merry go round was also enchanting and the larger than life Playmobil figures and play hut surely made the youngsters hearts beat a little quicker.

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The shop window displays also captured my attention Fleur Fatale and Blumen Company in particular.

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As we were away this year we had to make our own christmas decorations, trying to find out what the german words were for cloves and star anise was certainly interesting !

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These stars seemed to be everywhere this year, but they still looked amazing when lit en-mass.

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Hope you enjoyed the german christmas images as much as I did. More posts about the Design and Toy Museum, and other daytrips trips to follow.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2013 12:29 pm

    Christmas should be all year around!

    • January 3, 2013 12:32 pm

      Lol a nice idea but then when it was time for christmas perhaps we wouldn’t appreciate it quite as much. A bit of sparkle in the darker months, goes down a treat.

  2. January 3, 2013 2:42 pm

    Munich is lovely- any time of year- but Christmas there is awesome. Did you find the shop that specialises in traditional painted metal decorations? Beautiful. I am a big fan of the large paper star decorations- first saw them in Stockholm, but they are spreading!

    • January 3, 2013 3:03 pm

      Sadly I didn’t see the metal decoration shop, sounds interesting. I did come across a medieval christmas market with amazing wooden carvings but my camera battery had died by that stage so I have no images. I agree that the stars and Munich are beautiful. Thanks for the comments. more Munich life to come.

    • January 3, 2013 3:06 pm

      Loved your gingerbread house by the way, what a talented cook and artist you are.

      • January 4, 2013 9:50 pm

        Why Thank you! Did you also find the awesome little chocolate shop between the palace and the market, I do so hope it is still there. Gingerbread house now inside my Great Nephews.

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