Meeting Santa and a Christmas party!

Last Sunday John and I had our one and only day off a week together. We decided, as it was quite early in the month, to take Erin to see Santa for the first time. I chose to go to our local garden centre because it was the easiest place to go seeing as we don’t drive. I’d heard good things about Santa there anyway though.

We arrived really early, about 10:15 because I couldn’t be doing with long waits. There was actually no one there and we were the first people to see Santa! I had seen pictures of my friend’s children crying for their first visit so I fully expected this from Erin. However, we went into the Grotto and she was a bit weary at first, not really knowing what was going on. After a couple of minutes though she was loving it!

I wasn’t overly optimistic about how good Santa was going to be to be honest. We live in a small town and the visit cost us £3.50. It could have been awful. Santa was fantastic though. He was so good with Erin and played with her which is probably why she was okay. There are some much bigger places around here to see Santa but I’ll be happy going here again next year.

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Not only did Erin meet Santa last Sunday but we also went to the children’s Christmas party at work. I’ve only worked there a few months so I didn’t even really know much about it. This was also super cheap at £2.50 per child. A whole buffet was laid out and Erin pigged out on food that she wouldn’t normally get. She bloody loved it! There was also games but Erin was too young to play.

Erin also got to meet Santa again and get another present, as well as a certificate saying she’d been good. My work really go all out it seems because Erin also got some magic reindeer food and some gingerbread. We nearly didn’t go because I didn’t know about it but I’m so glad we did.

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We had a really busy but festive weekend and now I really feel Christmassy.

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