Dear Santa,


You haven’t heard from me since I grew up. I’m taller now, working hard and am grateful for all the things I can buy and that I receive throughout the year, so it’s always seemed greedy to draw up a list of things for you to collect on my behalf. There are many more people who need a material gift more than I do.


But I’m compelled to ask for kindness, health, wealth and happiness for my family, friends and myself – because those things are sometimes much harder to come by than a good sale where I can pick up a pair of shoes. And would it be a tall order if I asked for you to eradicate cancer? Or get rid of bullies? They seem to have escaped the sandpits these days and to have run amok. I’d also love it if everyone in the world could have a decent meal every day, but then you’d be flying every night of the year!


If it’s too not much, I’ve drawn up a list of what might spark joy for me should you stop by this Christmas. I hope I’m on your December 24 evening delivery run, though, because that’s when my family celebrates, and don’t worry about a chimney – we don’t have one of those but we do have a balcony.


Thanks Santa. Can’t wait to hear those sleigh bells. Maybe wear a bit less this year – you know, climate change. Otherwise, have a great Christmas and bring some Rennie’s in case you get indigestion from all the treats!


Much love