This time around he was excited. He made a paper lantern, wrote a letter to Santa and waited patiently for his turn to go in. He sat nicely, answered Santa's questions and actually posed for some photos with him. He was also thrilled with his present, which he'd chosen beforehand from a list of options. He chose a kite.
I don't know whether the difference this year was because Small is that little bit older, or whether it was because this Santa had a real beard, but he was very happy and relaxed about the whole deal.
We took the kite back to the car, and set off for mission 2. More 'treasure hunting'. There are quite a lot of geocaches hidden around the Nostell Priory parkland, and it's quite a hike to get round them. Fortunately housemate was able to borrow one of the scooters so we managed to get to three of them. I think the National Trust might have had something to say if we'd tried getting to any of the others and they'd seen one of their mobility scooters disappearing over the horizon!
|There's one in here somewhere!|
|Found by Small|
|Looking across towards the mansion|
Until next time. x