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A couple of weekends ago, I was kindly invited along to the Jet2 City Breaks Christmas event for bloggers here in Manchester and with the promise of cookery and festive fun, of course I accepted.

As you may know, I travel with Jet2 every time we go to Italy and have always been pleased with their service, staff and travel experience. So, as travel is high on the agenda for me in 2020, I’m hoping to indulge in one or two of the Jet2 City Breaks and can’t wait to get planning.

But back to the event…

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The Jet2 City Breaks Christmas event

First things first, I’m going to let this short vlog do the talking for me, as it was such as fun day, with great people…

Food Sorcery were the perfect hosts and I’ve always wanted to try some cookery courses, so this was a great way for me to get a bit of an insight into what they’re like. The chefs were great fun, highly experienced and fab teachers.

As you will have seen in the vlog, I made and decorated festive blinis (definitely something that’s now firmly in my repertoire and will be a crowd pleaser over the Christmas holidays), which were delicious and gave me a new love of micro-herbs. I’m going to grow my own at home, as apparently it’s super simple and I know the kids will enjoy that.

Then onto the Christmas gyoza with garlic and soy Brussel sprouts – a dish that I’ve already recreated three times in the last fortnight and I’ll be making on Christmas Eve.

Then of course, no festive feast would be complete without some cocktails and the festive Cosmopolitan and Snowflake cocktails went down a treat! It’s the holidays right?

The day finished with a wreath-making session, hosted by a local florist, which again, is something I’d wanted to try for a while and am so glad I’ve done. It’s surprisingly simple, though you do need some creative flare, but I’ll definitely be making my own wreath every year now I know how.

So where to next year?

But back to travel. Where’s on my hit-list for 2020? Of course, we’ll be back to Italy, but I’d also like to travel to somewhere new and have spotted that Jet2 fly to Croatia…that’s been on my hit-list for a couple of years now. I’m also desperate to go to Santorini, but that may have to be a 2021 trip. Then there’s the Christmas Markets…we do them so well here in Manchester, but it’d be fun to see them elsewhere like in Austria for example.

What about you? Which destinations are top of your list for 2020?

 

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