It looks like France again and I found that Strasbourg has one of the oldest markets in Europe each year from early Decenber to the 31st.
I had a quick look on booking.com for a hotel and they are a bit on the pricey side, but have found a decent looking, and highly rated, three star close to the city centre by the railway station.
Now just a quick check to see if we can get the cat looked after and about the channel crossing.
Plans were put on hold as soon after publishing this post the cat took a turn for the worst and we had to take her to the vet's and she was put to sleep. She was nearly 21yo and had a tumour that was inoperable and she was unable to eat or drink.
Although some people said that we were too rushed we had been thinking about a dog once we were cat-free and so that's what we did. A rescue dogged we renamed Reggie joined us in November 2014.