On Monday, Booey, my friend Rosann and I were lucky enough to go to the Spirit of Christmas fair at Olympia, London. We had never been before and were very excited to be going.
I was lucky enough to win tickets to the fair courtesy of The British Belt Company. We went along to their stall on the day to say thank you in person to them. They had a wonderful selection of hand made goods including belts, flasks, journals and more. You can find out more about them on their Facebook page here.
We arrived at Olympia shortly after the fair opened. As you walked through the entrance there was a string quartet playing, we thought this was a lovely touch and very inviting.
There were so many stalls that had beautiful Christmas decorations. They ranged from baubles and stars, lights and fairy’s, to gorgeous hand made items.
Booey was awestruck by all the shiny and pretty things. If she had her way she would have bankrupted me buying decorations if she had had her way! I have to be honest, I don’t think I have seen so many Christmas decorations in one place at one time.
As well as all the beautiful decorations there were many stalls with gifts that you could buy your loved ones. Toys, clothes, jewelry, chocolates, paintings, prints and alcohol. We really enjoyed trying some of the yummy chocolates.
One of the things I really liked the look of was a giant bean bag chair. It looked so comfy as it was made out of a sheepskin rug. If I had sat in it I don’t think I would have ever gotten up again!
Booey’s favorite item was a t-shirt that had a silver panel on the front. A lazer type pen comes with the shirt an you could draw patterns and letters on the shirt with the pen, it looked cool.
We even found this weird warthog head thing. Not sure how Christmassy this was lol.
It took us a few hours to get around all the stalls, we had tired feet lol. If you plan on attending the fair before it closes (6th November) or you are hoping to go next year, all I would say is save some money first. As most of the item s are hand made or one of a kind, or made from luxury material it is quite pricey.
All in all it was a wonderful day out and I would definitely go agian.
Take care everyone.