After enjoying our gourmet Christmas dinner on Monday evening, we started to reminisce about when we first realized as children that Father Christmas was not really “real”. This led to discussions about why we started questioning his “realness”. One of the reasons seemed to be that we began to wonder how he managed to get round the whole world in just one night. This turned into a lively conversation about rocket jets, magic powder and reindeer on steroids…..
While this was going on, my mind naturally meandered off into “travel” mode as it often does….and I got to thinking how wonderful it would be to be able to travel round the whole world to every single little town, city and village and to actually get a glimpse into real local homes – not something that often happens when one is travelling. Of course, zooming over cities at night would also give you the best views with all the lights sparkling…..
No airports to contend with, after all, Father Christmas has his own private charter and he does not have to pay exorbitant fuel fees or eat the lousy airways food. Actually, he gets to taste a million different cookies / snacks from every Nationality and imagine savouring all the different beers or wines that are put out for his consumption – for those who put out milk, I wonder, does he drink the milk or does he give it to his reindeer??? Personally, I would like champagne and a mince pie, but that is of course, another story……
Santa of course only travels once a year which is rather a shame and definitely would not work for me…..but, perhaps, just as a once off, it sure would be wonderful to tag onto his sleigh…..that is of course, if Santa is “real”.
I, for one, have never questioned how he gets around the world so quickly, it was, is and will always be MAGIC!
Do you think Santa is the most travelled “person’ in the world?