Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 10. Day 315. Santa Claus is coming to town

I suspect many of those organised types who got their letters off to Santa early were delighted that the big bloke brought their Christmas gift with him when he arrived in Brisbane this weekend. It rained, proper soaking rain.
After months of relentless dry which has seen gardens shrivel up and die and bush fires start to circle ever closer to the city, the heavens well and truly opened last night and they stayed open today.
It is of course possible that it wasn't Santa but the South African cricketers who brought the rain. Nothing is more likely to convince the heavens to open than a game of test cricket at the Gabba.
Either way I'm sure even die hard cricket fans are at some level just a teensy bit grateful to see the rain.
I'm almost certain Santa wouldn't be complaining. If you'd just arrived from the North Pole and were carrying as much body fat and heavy clothing as Mr Claus, a Christmas concert in the unforgiving Brisbane humidity to greet you might feel like a present you'd be happy to return.
The rain kept the temperature down and the crowds were thinner than in other years but the delight was clear on the faces of those who did turn up.
With My Little Pony, elves, Spiderman and of course Old Saint Nick to entertain at the annual David Jones Christmas concert, nothing was going to rain on these kids' parade.
There may have been no play at the Gabba but in the Queen Street Mall the kids seemed to think all their Christmases had come at once.
Just as well. You'd better not shout, you'd better not cry, you'd better not pout, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus has come to town and is now appearing in a department store near you.

1 comment:

  1. Santa Claus already. Yes we moan about the rain but none brings bigger problems