19th December 2010
………Today I spent the whole day in the Toy Workshops as there is still so much to do! I spent some time in every single department and helped and thanked the elves for all their continued hardwork and enthusiasm and joined in with the general merriment and singing!
Whilst I was down in the Jack-in-a-box department, something very strange happened. Suddenly, out of nowhere there was a bright burst of light, then everything went pitch black. At the top of my voice I told everybody to, ‘Stay calm and stand still!’ I knew that the emergency lighting would turn on in a few minutes…….but we didn’t have to wait that long as the lights suddenly flashed on again! The lights revealed a very strange sight indeed! In the middle of the floor all the Jack-in-a-boxes had been piled up into a pyramid shape! How bizarre! We all stood staring and pondering how on earth this could have happened, when suddenly we heard the sound of muffled giggles from inside the paint cupboard. I walked over and opened the cupboard to find Elf Muggins and Elf Tupney hiding behind all the paint pots laughing their little socks off! Naughty little elves! I gave them a very stern look and their giggling stopped, just like that. I could tell that they were wondering what I would say……. their little faces with their big twinkling eyes looking up at me from inside that paint cupboard were just too much for me and I burst out with a big belly rumbling laugh! I had to see the funny side of it, the elves all work so hard they deserve to have a play around sometimes………
Until tomorrow dear diary