Friday, 29 December 2017

Where does Santa spend the New Year?


After a busy 24 hours whizzing around the world on the back of a sleigh coping with grumpy reindeer, overcrowded flight paths and blocked up chimneys, Santa needs a break.  Rather than head back to the North Pole, this year he was spotted on Wednesday sipping a complimentary mulled wine at The Mayor's Christmas Drink's Party for Bodrum's international residents.  Despite keeping a low profile, the local press caught sight of him and he graciously gave a short interview. General confusion reigned and the TV footage hasn't to my knowledge been aired, so I think Mr Claus has managed to keep his winter holiday destination a secret known only to a select few (to which you are now admitted - don't tell any one else).

Bodrum Mayor, Mehmet Kocadon, welcoming guests to his Christmas cocktail party.

Santa enjoying a well earned glass of wine with Ayşe and Mine.

I was very chuffed to hear that SC sometimes reads this blog so he might add a few comments himself, although he may write under the alias of 'John' to preserve a degree of anonymity. 

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  1. It looks like you all enjoyed a lovely evening ... hopefully, one year our Mayor will follow suit. However, Santa and the reindeer came up trumps and didn't let us down ... as if.

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    1. It is a very generous tradition in Bodrum. It didn't happen last year owing to security fears so it was good to get it back again.

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  2. So glad Santa had a chance to relax and have something more substantial than milk and cookies. Cheers!

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    1. There was wine, rakı, mulled wine and plenty of food on offer - no milk in sight

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    1. I'll tell him to go to Norwich next year

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