Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love spending time with my family and friends and Christmas is another excuse for everyone to meet up. Yesterday was extra special for me as I got to take my niece and goddaughter Emily to visit Santa.
It would be an understatement to say she was excited. She had been speaking about it for days and was dressed hours before I came to collect her.
We arrived at Tankardstown and there was lots of activity for them to do. Colouring, decorating biscuits with coloured icing, and a santa letter table and post box. Facepainters were a great idea. Children’s Christmas movies were playing on a big screen. Mulled wine available in the bar.
When Emily got called in to see Santa, she got all nervous but embraced it. She spoke to Santa about “frozen” and about what her baby sister wanted. A gift was given to her. Santa took his time to chat to her and you were not made feel rushed.
She had a great day and loves her Auntie Carmel even more. A big thank you to Helen in Tankardstown and all the staff. You made lots of children feel very special. Well done.