The team took a break from campaigning today which given the poor weather was probably a very good thing. So instead of knocking on doors I went down to Lenham Primary School to help my sister, who is on the PTA, set up the "messy room" and spoil my two nephews and niece whilst mummy wasn't looking. And it was great!!! At one stage, and thankfully there is no photographic proof, I had 3 little ones painting my nails all different colours on a glitter covered table. I was trying not to enjoy myself but it is incredibly hard being a grouchy Crouchy when you are being asked to help make a peg angel with wet, badly varnished fingernails by some small child with a painted face, jumping up and down with the excitement of being able to use glue and glitter with impunity.
Anyway after having more fun than I let on, I headed off to Snodland to watch the Christmas lights get turned on. Despite the cold and drizzle, half the town turned out to watch the Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling arrive on Santa's sleigh. Unfortunately in the process of getting to the sleigh the Mayoress slipped over and hurt herself. Thankfully the paramedics arrived quickly and were able to patch her up so that she could continue with the ceremonial duties. I managed to get a couple of shots of Santa before he headed back to Lapland - he was at Lenham Primary School too so he has clearly had a very busy day!
With so much early Christmas cheer it is no wonder I can't get Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer out of my head..."then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say..."