Christmas Memories

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This weekend saw both Edinburgh and Glasgow light up for Christmas and it got me feeling all nostalgic for visits to see the Christmas lights and of Christmas morning.  So for you, a sensible chuckle at some old photos of Christmas gone by.

I’m sure you can tell by the shade of this photograph that we are in 70’s Britain, did everything have that orange-beige look? Glasgow City Chambers in the background with the Christmas tree in the centre.  Imagine untangling those lights?

glasgow chrismas lights

When you are little a visit to George Square wasn’t complete without climbing all over the cenotaph. I seem rather proud to get up there, would be a miracle nowadqays!

glasgow chrismas lights

Another to-do when a kid in Glasgow at Christmas, was to visit Lewis’s, not to be confused with John Lewis of today. The windows at Lewis’s were magical. This is a picture of me looking sad as I had really just started to discover how good Lewis’s was when it closed down.

lewis's glasgow

I grew up in Cumbernauld, and I think being a new town made them a little bit different in their approach to Christmas decorations.  From what I can see it looked like there was some kind of cartoon strip above the shops. Here are a couple of images from Cumbernauld Town Centre at Christmas.

cumbernauld town centre christmas

cumbernauld town centre christmas

cumbernauld town centre christmas

Don’t tell Mark, I’m away to start pulling the Christmas decorations out. Need some twinkle in these darker nights.

emma christmas

Do you have any Christmas memories that you’d like to share?

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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