Sadly the proposed trip to Rudesheim for the Christmas Market has been knocked firmly on the head. Why?
In 2010 the Germans introduced a law that says in "wintry conditions" you need winter tyres. Bugger. In England we have relatively mild winters, with little snow, so we never bother with winter tyres.
So, instead I had to hunt about for a Christmas Market elsewhere. In France. So. Metz it is!
I tried for Strasbourg but that would have been nice but at this late stage no hotels this side of the Waldorf Astoria price range are available. Metz though had a few rooms. So I booked one. City Centre, walking distance of the market and the sites.
Now to get the TomTom re-jigged....