It was a cold and frosty evening in December... the entire estate was sitting in front of its radiators, toasting toes and looking forward to a few days off over Christmas.
The kitchen doors flew open in unity as youngsters flew into the flats with red cheeks, matching Santa hats, cup cakes and a tale to tell.
“It was brilliant... the cakes were all over the place, lots of different colours… Mary made them… the food… lots of it… drinks and the puppets. Mala put up bits of Christmas trees all over the ceiling… Braulio and Slay helped… they were standing on ladders and laughing so much they nearly fell off. There was a puppet show and we all made them, then the bigger boys started singing on the microphone... Eritrea started it... the others joined in. All the grandmas and grandpas were there. OOOOh and there was a raffle… soooo many prizes... look what I won! Then we went outside, there were hot nuts... Wesley had cooked them on a barbeque... then Faisal came - he brought the fireworks with him. They were FANTASTIC! They shot up in the air, they put them on the island in the pond and then... and then... WE lit the Chinese lanterns, they flew right up in the air and floated away... but one of them... one of them just shot up and got itself stuck in the tree... all the branches lit up, they caught on fire. The grownups were singing “nee naw nee naw” and we thought Faisal would have to climb the tree with a bucket of water... it was great Mum... Happy Christmas!”
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