HAVING lived in Germany for 13 years I understand very well what a good Christmas market is all about, so a series of decorated sheds selling over priced goods you could buy pretty much locally in Salisbury is not too impressive.

It’s the food that really lets it down.

The prices are too high for what you get – £4 for a bratwurst in a roll is too high!

My advice is go to Birmingham’s Christmas market and see how it should be done – it’s superb - and even Portsmouth’s and Southampton’s are better and more authentic.