Jolly Jolly Season - Chasing Santa

Hello my peeps,

Tis the season to be jolly fa lalalala lala lala
Christ the reason for the season fa lalalala lala lala

What would it be like if there was no Christmas, no time cooped up spent with family,
No excuse for extra jollofing
No opportunity to celebrate the birth of Christ
No unexpected gift coming through the post
No greeting card from the friend you forgot you had
No chance to visit the grotto and see baba kereesi
Nothing to look forward to at the end of the year.
I am glad because of Christmas but more so because of Christ, thank you Jesus

And just in case you are reading and really have nothing to look forward to this Christmas, I pray that the spirit of giving associated with this season will locate you and surprise you in an usual way, Amen

It's been a wee while I have come by here, what can I say there has not been much really to come and write about or do you really want to here all the boring details of my ups and down with photography, more of the up sha. Or how I have been contemplating making a change yet being mindful of timing.

But this evening provided a good opportunity for update!

I was lying down in my bed jejely wearing three jumpers and coughing like our old panel van after an unfortunate visit to a dubious mechanic. At the same time working on some layout while some Nolly wood movie was making noise in the background . Suddenly suddenly I heard this noise by my bedside window and was wondering who had the effontery to be making so much noise in my neigbhourhood whether jolly or not. The jolly noise got louder and louder that I had to get off the bed and investigate.
Right outside my window I saw the most cheering view any kid would love to see, father Christmas on his sleigh live and direct, oh what a jolly site. Not only that he had his elves with him going to different doors not with gifts but with buckets to collect donation.

Tafa o, even credit crunch has affected Father Christmas unlimited?!

Anyway it did not deter this ogbongecious 3o+ woman o, I shrieked like a 5 year old and waived frantically at father Christmas while shouting at the elf and father Christmas to wait for me.
I dashed downstairs and opened the door only to be told by the elf that father Christmas had gone but I could still catch him. I grabbed two left foot slippers and started running down the street shouting "wait for me!", "Father Christmas wait for me!".
I eventually caught up with him and got some shots no time to adjust settings on camera I just snapped away. I even got on the sleigh and got a shot with him but there is no way I am putting that pix up here. I looked like a run over Michelin babe with hairstyle of Ursula the witch.

So if you saw a crazy looking heavily padded dressed woman running down the street chasing a sleigh, that was thirty plus :).

I bet by now some folks might be thinking I have ako iba (cerebral malaria) with associated hallucinations, well pictures don't lie.

From my window - magical eh?!

Chasing Santa

With his elves

Okay I really don't know what came over me and why acted in such manner unbecoming of a thirty something year old woman, after all I was not deprived of visits to the grotto as a child. Maybe it was the fact that he was right outside my window on a sleigh and it kind of looked magical or maybe I was touch basing with my inner child, I don't know and I really don't care. All I know is it was a thrill and I totally enjoyed the few minutes of "misbehavior"

Till later have a joyful Christmas


Good Naija Girl said...

lol at your description of your, um, enthusiasm upon seeing Father Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you, 30+! I know 2010 will be a marvelous year for you!

olaoluwatomi said...

I confess I thot that you had symptoms associated with cerebral malaria hallucination being uppermost on my mind:)
Its good to catch some fun once a year:)
Merry Christmas 30+

Myne Whitman said...

Ho ho ho and a merry christmas to you too. That brought a smile to my face. The first pic is really magical, looks like it's taking off. LOL...

ShonaVixen said...

I'm taking my niece to Santa's Grotto this Saturday but really n truly its not for her..its all for me...and yes I wasnt deprived as a child..LOL!!
Love the first picture...magical

Thirty + said...

GnG, the "errm enthusiasm" was a thrill, how are you?

@Olaoluwa, Dokita, you would think so now! You have seen too much sample innit.

@Myne Whitman, thanks so you can imagine how I felt seeing it outside my window.

@ShonaVixen, happy I am not the only adult excited by Santa.

Enkay said...

this kind of 'misbehavior' is definitely allowed. it is after all the season to be jolly! hehehe!

merry Christmas to you too!

TayneMent said...

thats actually cute, I know I would have been all grinchy. Merry christMAS!

Sherri said...

love the pic.
lol@ the visual of you chasing santa.
tis a season to be jolly afterall
Merry Christmas and a super blessed 2010 Sis!

Funms-the rebirth said...

u just boosted my xmas spirit.......... have a wonderful Christmas

Thirty + said...

@Enkay, thanks

@TayneMent, Merry Christmas

@Sherri,howdy compliments of the season to you too

@Funms, glad to be of service

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temmy tayo said...

Aawgh....I miss xmas in a country where you'd actually feel it is xmas. I miss the snow and all the decorations.

If I were in ur shoes I'd do the same o. Even hug the santa! lol

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