You never know what you’ll find

The other day we were meandering through Hyde Park and we found an event called Winter Wonderland.  I didn’t even know that this festival occurred in London during the holidays.  It opened on November 11 and runs through January 3.  There is no charge to wander around, which may explain the crowd.  I’m not sure that we would have set out to find this event if I saw an advertisement in the paper or on TV.  But I am glad that we stumbled upon it.  It was a great way to kick off the holiday season.  We took in the sights, had some beers, mulled wine, and ate German sausages.  All in all it was an entertaining afternoon and evening.  Here are some of the photos. I hope you enjoy.



About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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29 Responses to You never know what you’ll find

  1. niasunset says:

    This festival seems so enjoyable and great fun. How I love to be there too… But Thank you you almost took me there too by your beautiful photographs… The second one is my favurite, the composition and the light and colours, especially the clouds behind the trees giving such a nice touches to the picture. Thank you dear TBM, can I take one of candy from this photograph 🙂
    Have a nice day, with my love, nia

  2. deslily says:

    well if you are going to stumble upon something it might as well be fun!

  3. What a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

  4. Nandini says:

    It certainly is fun as depicted by your photos. Great 🙂

  5. wolke205 says:

    Awww, I wish I would be there, looks like a lot of fun & Christmas atmosphere 🙂

    • TBM says:

      It was a fun Christmas atmosphere. They had a pub called Santa’s pub, but I was surprised that they didn’t play Christmas songs. However, it was next to the ice skating rink and it was fun to watch the skaters and enjoy a beverage.

  6. Carl V. says:

    How incredibly fun! That is something I would have for sure wandered out to find if I had heard about it, and how serendipitous that you stumbled across it without knowing. Great pix. Makes me wish the season of fall festivals here wasn’t over.

    • TBM says:

      Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather starts to get crisp and there is so much to look forward to: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, RIP, and let’s not forget NFL. I love it.

  7. Fergiemoto says:

    Looks like fun. The beer, wine and german sausage sounds good!

    • TBM says:

      I’m really starting to like the mulled wine. I never had it in the States, but they have it in most of the pubs in London. I’m loving it. And it is hard to go wrong with beer and sausage.

  8. Great stuff I bet its a nice atmosphere

  9. What a great find! Makes me miss Europe a lot.

  10. TheBlackTwig says:

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  11. carol says:

    Looks like fun. I do love holiday events.

  12. Kristina says:

    I am glad you found it, the Winter Wonderland is a great place to go to, although it gets too busy sometimes: D I always go there for a little wonder, mulled wine and of course German sausages with friends 😀

    • TBM says:

      I’m becoming a fan of the mulled wine. It did get crowded during certain parts of the day, but overall it was worth it. I’m glad we found it. A fun time!

  13. Novroz says:

    How very colorful and seems like a lot of fun

  14. The photos look so festive, I love it!! I’m sure you had a wondrous time. 🙂

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