I hope you are having a good weekend! We woke up this morning to a white world. It had snowed a little over night. Where we live in th UK we rarely see much snow. My children were up early and out throwing snowballs! They’d had a nice hot chocolate and cookies to warm up when they came in as they were cold and wet, but they had great fun!
19th December 2009
……..Every year, it never ceases to amaze me as to how many presents my sacks hold! I know they are magic, but magic or no magic it is still mind boggling! Something happens to the size of the present as they enter the sacks, allowing thousands and thousands of presents to fit in. I guess it is very similar to the magic that happens to me when I slip down all those tight little chimneys on Christmas Eve. Let’s face it, I aren’t a petit man! Its almost as if everything shrinks inwards on itself, with a big ‘whoooshie’ type effect! I love the magic of the North Pole, I have to admit though to not completely understanding how it works, but it is totally and wonderfully fantastic! Getting back to the sacks, the Elves are filling hundreds of sacks up and storing them carefully all an in order in the Departure Hall. On the 21st December they start to carefully load the sleigh to the hundred year old plan of my route of travel around the World. The first stop as always is Fiji and the Tonga Islands in the Pacific Ocean all the way across the World to St Lawrence Island in the Berring Strait off the far western coast of Alaska! Now that is a lot of miles and a huge amount of presents! Thank goodness for the North Pole magic when it comes to time on Christmas Eve……..
Until tomorrow dear diary