We are On Holidays. Our school break up was last night, on the last day of school, and along with the kids concert and presentations, Santa always manages to fit in a little pre Christmas visit.
His method of transportation can be somewhat varied from time to time, Santa himself said he has lost a few reindeer down south of Torrens Creek in years gone by and has had to revert to far more less stylish modes of travel.
Elf was somewhat familiar, normally a strapping young fellow clad in wranglers and akubra, the fiancé of one of our teacher aides. He didn't realised that when she started work at school that he would too, albeit unpaid. A former student though, he knew the drill.
Before too long though, he had to go, but before he left he did a lolly drop/throw for the kids. He was heard to be muttering something about insurance policies and their coverage, as he mounted onto his vehicle and the elf, with a twinkle in his eye and some not so subtle encouragement from the assembled audience, drove off.
Hanging on for dear life and a with a few muttered words towards his Elf and a strangled HO HO HO, Santa departed in a shower of gravel as they broadslided around the corner on the way out and departed in a less than sedate pace.
We love an elf with a sense of adventure and humour, and a Santa with a wary eye ;-)
And now: roll on Summer Holidays!