Tag: Christmas

Tea-Stained Photo Journal: A Frosty Time Capsule

Winter scintillates. Everything is covered in a dusting of ammil, everything is locked in time. Snowflakes press onto windows, and tiny, furry fingers of frost stretch out from leaves, car bonnets, lampposts. The sound of crunching footsteps and the harsh, slap of cold on skin makes everything seem clear and real. Because let’s face it: Read More

Tea-Stained Photo Journal: The Cultural Aspects of a British Christmas

Christmas is celebrated in a different way in every country: in Egypt, Christmas day is on the 7th of January, served with a hearty helping of lamb soup. In Costa Rica, tropical flowers are used to decorate houses instead of lights; and in France, a few drops of wine are spilt onto a yule log Read More

What, Where, When and Why: Birmingham’s German Market Explained

With this year being the 17th year in a row that the German Market has swept the streets of Birmingham, it’s about time that we looked back to figure out what the occasion actually means. Majority of people don’t know why the German Market exists in Birmingham, and often get confused with where and when Read More

Tea-Stained Photo Journal: Christmas Lights in the City

It’s easy to imagine what a city looks like at night. From a distance, block buildings stand tall and dark, small yellow squares blinking on and off every so often. Lamposts mark a path through buildings and motorways, vehicle headlights moving slowly on the far-off trail of tarmac. Small dots of mustard yellows and blaring Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Travelling Through Christmas

Christmas is not my favourite time of the year. Blasphemy, I know, but I’m really not a fan. The minute October ends, Christmas immediately begins and doesnt seem to end until it hits New Years Eve, and even then you’ll find decorations or Christmas themed food popping up all over the place. My usual indication Read More

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