Saturday, 30 November 2013

Our Brunei Christmas kick-off

The Yacht Club Christmas Party - the start of Christmas season here in Brunei!

We've been a few times before, our first being in 2008, when the kids were still young and Linnea still a bit wary of Santa; we missed it in 2009 being in NZ; it was total madness in 2010, with far too many kids, and my favourite one was in 2011.

Last year we missed it again, since we were down in NZ for the bike race, so I was really eager to go this time. Also since this is probably going to be the last one where we see Santa arrive on a boat! :) Unfortunately Linnea was invited to a farewell sleepover, and Lucas wasn't all that keen (he's growing up I guess). I did convince him though, and off we went.

It wasn't at all as busy as previous years, and it was raining - so it didn't really feel like that usual big build up while we waited for Santa. Lucas wasn't interested in taking part in the games that were organized, he and his friends just played on the beach instead.
And suddenly - there he was, the big man in red!

As per usual the kids stormed the beach in anticipation as he came closer. Unfortunately he came so late this year, so the pictures are very, very dark... Lucas in green/blue swimmers:

Then it was a long wait, as all the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 year olds got to see Santa before him:

But there - the yearly Santa picture!

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