ImageI was laughing tonight with some friends on Facebook .. one who claims to have had Mickey Mouse wave at her tonight … she has seen him regularly and is promising to take a photo next time.   Thankfully she doesn’t live too far from me and if this proves to be a figment of her imagination I will be the one that heads across the Forth Bridge and slaps her.

It reminded me of a Christmas a good few years ago now .. I had recently moved back to Scotland and at Christmas headed down to London to spend it with my best friend Marina.    For those of you who don’t know .. my birthday is also on Christmas day.. Marina .. being who she is decided to make my day very special and bought a Santa outfit.   She stuffed a couple of pillows down the front and came out to much hilarity.

I decided that I wanted to surprise my friends two little kids and asked if I could borrow it .. Marina duly handed it over .. I put it on .. and was horrified to find out that it fitted without any need of pillows!  

Anyway, I digress…. I put the Santa outfit on and Marina gave me a lift round to my friends, where, at a prearranged time .. I walked past their house waving at the 2 kids who looked out in complete awe at Santa in the street .. unfortunately even though the suit was a nice fit *cough* … the trousers landed at my ankles .. thankfully I did have trousers on underneath .. the headlines would have been terrible!

.. the story didn’t end there … as I looked up the street, there were windows with completely dumbstruck kids faces filling the windows .. and I duly waved and “ho ho ho’ed” (that sounds dodgy!) up the street…

So maybe Mickey Mouse does exist .. just like the day that Santa visited Sydenham!