A wicked Christmas quiz

  For those who missed the Guild Christmas party, here’s a re-run of Roger Bray’s wicked quiz. Answers now follow Part One Can you list the following British rivers in order of length (longest first, shortest last)? Great Ouse, Spey, Wye, Trent Place these countries in order of population (largest population to smallest)  Switzerland, Serbia, Austria,…


The Christmas markets of Stuttgart, Germany

Across central Europe, Christmas markets prove a popular draw during Advent. To gain first-hand experience one of Germany’s markets I head to Stuttgart in the south-western state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The oldest document mentioning a Christmas market in Stuttgart dates from 1692 yet historians believe the tradition of hosting Weihnachtsmärkte – as the markets are known…