It feels like a million years since I last wrote a Things to Do post! Although we’ve been in Belfast for over 4 months now we haven’t been straying too far from our home in upper Lisburn Road. Only this weekend did I get to visit an old haunt I haven’t blogged about – St. George’s Market! A very popular market right in Belfast city centre, St. George’s Market is best on a Sunday morning when they have a nice mix of fresh food and art.
The halls are quite literally decked for Christmas now. I tend to do more walking about in December simply because I’m addicted to Christmas lights. No other time can really compare. They also had a group of ladies – Leading Ladies – singing carols and popular songs to complete the theme. Tiernan and I were immediately distracted by some local art by Foss. Foss is a self taught artist here in Belfast who paints some amazing scenes inspired by Belfast suburban life. We bought two. He has a really great perspective. The quality of the pictures on his website just does not do the prints and originals justice. He paints and sells right there in St. George’s Market and has great insight into the comings and goings of the market.
The whole point of our journey out today was to buy an air mattress to be made up as Brigette’s bed since she come over last weekend to help me find a reception venue for Wedding 2015. We went to Argos in the also bedecked Victoria Square shopping centre. And if that wasn’t Christmassy enough, the Christmas Market is also on in Belfast at the moment. Tiernan and I took a quick stroll through to reminisce about last time. It has the exact same layout each year, so I didn’t take any pictures. By 2pm there was a queue to get in being managed by security staff and a small wad of Protestant protestors out the front. At that time we decided to go home.