Yesterday afternoon, after all the joyous excitement of Christmas, we decided that we needed a quiet and sedate day to refuel and recover.
It also seemed the perfect time for Nigel to make a start on his 100 piece New York jigsaw puzzle “adventure” Santa had left him, with Darrell volunteering to help him, just in case he got stuck.
But when Nigel finally managed to break the seals on the box, he found a note inside addressed to “Young Nigel” …….. well, it had to be for him …. didn’t it?
But I don’t think anything could have prepared Nigel, or Darrell, for what the note contained, a note, for all intents and purposes that appeared to be written in Santa’s very own hand.
It seems that the jigsaw was just a cunning ruse to put Nigel off the scent of his real present …… the adventure he had asked Santa for was in fact a trip to New York, in real life America! I think you can imagine the pandemonium that ensued forthwith…….
First, I was called to see if I thought it was genuine. There was nothing there to make me think otherwise, it didn’t appear to be a sad and very cruel joke and so I confirmed that I thought that it was really real, and that Nigel was indeed off to New York (so good they named it twice), in March, all on his own, for a wonderful, wonderful adventure! OH MY GOODNESS ME!!!!
Let’s just say, with this realisation, the emotion at The Towers became both tangible and palpable and vice versa ……. and because we were all shaking so much, the jigsaw wasn’t actually even started …… but kept safely for another day when we had gathered ourselves.
Nigel instead retired to his room, cradling his letter, alone with his thoughts……… so much for our quiet and sedate day ….. but I don’t think any of us would have had it any other way! THANK YOU SANTA, you’ve made a certain someone very, very happy!