Crouching Man and Christmas dinner in the snow

When most people light up their Christmas trees and stoke their home fires, we chose to celebrate the unusually cold weather in Holland by dining alfresco.

We parked our landies as close to the Crouching Man as we could, and then took out the old tumble dryer drum to make a fire.

Diana had prepared confit de canard and veggies, and I’d made a hot Christmas pud. All of this was kept warm in thick polystyrene boxes, until the moment we were ready to serve. When it’s minus 5°C one’s food gets cold very quickly!

The flickering lights from the city, our candles, and the fire added a wonderful ambience, albeit enjoyed through frozen eyelashes 😉

Ho ho ho, happy Christmas!

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