Last Saturday afternoon I was living it up in Hamburg, the whole city went Christmas mad!
There was a Christmas Parade through the main street, with dancing gingerbread men and candy canes.
All the floats had snow machines, we were right in the firing line of this one, it was a blizzard of soap suds!!
I was concerned about this float the creatures were reindeer , but the definitely had the look of chickens about them !!!
These angels and father Christmas' were all wrapped up well, had their thermals on underneath !!!
After the parade we joined the crowds walking down to the massive market outside the town hall, it soon became clear that we had made a bit of tactical error, seems the rest of the spectators had the same idea, so we ended up more squashed than a crowd exiting Wembley Stadium, we found ourselves shuffling along between the market stalls not able to see anything or stop!!! Worse than that the heat from the stalls and the crowds was making the snow on the roofs of the stalls melt and we kept getting doused with avalanches of wet sloppy snow. It wasn't long after that we decided to head for the 5th bar of the day to thaw out and get warm!!!