Well, at least at the Trelawney garden centre in Wadebridge down here in Cornwall. I’ve also been reading a lot of blogposts about Christmas shopping and the appearances of Elves on shelves. Sadly, in our little household, nothing Chrismassy has happened yet.
I knew it was going to be all about Christmas at Trelawney, that’s why I like going there. I wanted to mooch around and just see what they have to offer this year. I was really tough on myself though, and refused to pick up another Christmas ornament. We have way too much already, especially for such a small house. I’m wondering though how much this resolve will last. Let’s see.
To our surprise, the Father Christmas in Trelawney was already accepting guests! We took little T last year and her best friend F to see him. We were expecting her to say no when we asked if she wanted to see him. To our surprise she said yes, but after a little play at the playground.
And up she went …
Trelawney has a lovely play-area for kids. They have a little train-station, a wooden train, a slide and other playground paraphernalia children love.
And down she went …
Hopped on a train and then it was time to meet her first Father Christmas of the year.
But first for the “sleigh ride” to the North Pole.
Little T seemed to enjoy this ride better than last year. I have no idea whether she remembers the last time, she didn’t say anything at all.
And then she was funny, refused to go in, we actually had to force her! She also answered his questions with “I don’t know. What’s your name? I don’t know. How old are you? I don’t know”. She’ll be lucky to get a present from him!
But Father Christmas must have decided she was a good girl because she was told to choose a toy at the shop. Guess what she chose? Yep, those glittery pink Princess shoes which she wore from the car into the house. And guess what, it broke. Good thing my husband managed to glue it back together. Yay for glue and dads who glue toys back together!
What about you?
Is it Christmas yet in your home?