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Monday, December 21, 2009

"There's no room at the inn!"

We arrived at the Wintershall estate yesterday afternoon, nearly an hour too early for the 'show'. It was bitingly cold. We parked in a field and hiked up a steep, muddy hill where we were informed that approximately 600 people were expected to turn up.

We drank hot chocolate, stamped our feet and generally tried to keep warm until the proceedings began.

And then, as the sky had turned from orange to red to black, a single powerful spotlight picked out the two actors approximately 3 to 400 hundred yards away, one sitting on a donkey, as they and roughly 30 other actors recreated the story of the nativity.

I'll say no more, other than go and see it, however cold it gets.

It was spellbinding.


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