A couple of nights ago, I was pootling about in the kitchen making a pot of soup for dinner when one of my lads shouted to me "Mum, Santa Claus is outside!!" Two thoughts sprung to mind - 1: what on earth was in his cornflakes this morning, and 2: it isn't Christmas Eve yet!!
On opening the door though, this is what met my eyes:
Yes, the big fella was visiting our street in his sleigh!!
As Rudolph and co. are being rested for the Big Night the sleigh was pulled by a Landrover...
And his helpers on this occasion was the Rotary Club of our town, raising money for local charities, including the local children's hospice. Everyone in the street (kids from 1 to 92!!) came out, joined in the fun, and gave generously to the collectors with their buckets. It was lovely to actually catch up with the neighbours who we don't see much of at this time of year.
It was quite nippy out though, so I thought the picture below would be a very apt one for today's Advent Door...
|image from Google|