This afternoon we wandered and slid around Houhai, the old hutong area north-west of the Forbidden City. I say slid, because you could skate across the lake. The scene looked like a Breughel panting. We rented a couple of... well, you could hardly call them sledges - more like rickety chairs on runners with a couple of long spikes as propellants. Great fun.
On our way home, we passed a dog, wearing a woolly coat. "Is it a stray?" asked N.