I didn't go into town yesterday because it rained. So I missed out on the grand opening of Santaland in the Market Square. Never mind - I could read all about it in my morning newspaper anyway... As I mentioned in my Tuesday post, in later decades our traditions have become more and more influenced by the American ones; so this is the kind of Santaland where you come and sit on Santa's lap and give him your wishlist. (In the old days, in this country, you had to send your list by mail; Santa did not go anywhere until Christmas Eve!)
There was an interview in the paper with a young man who apparently enjoyed this privilege, 5½ years old. Unfortunately he had left his list at home, but he remembered what was on it anyway. The most interesting part of the interview to me was this:
He adds that he well deserves his Christmas gifts.Let's just hope his parents can actually afford the new computer and games that were on the wishlist...
'I've been good all year,' he says in a serious voice.
The picture of the reindeer was taken on another day recently, in a supermarket.