Simon Macbeth Leeds
I used to wake up at some silly hour on Christmas morning and have to sit in my bedroom for hours before my parents decided it was an acceptable time for me to get up. We used to open our presents in my Mum and Dad’s bedroom and a bigger, special present would sometimes be waiting for us downstairs as well.
Christmas was always the most exciting of times. I liked birthdays and Easter because I got to eat a lot of chocolate, but Christmas was always the big deal.
As I got older, I always thought it was strange that the decorations in our house were in exactly the same place from year to year. The Christmas tree, assorted decorations, and always a big picture of Santa Claus would move from the attic to precisely the same square inch of plaster or floorboard each December. I was able to shut my eyes at any time of the year and see Christmas as it was or would be in our house. It wasn’t until I was older that I realised that all of my parent’s spare money went on presents. There wasn’t anything left over to jazz the festivities up a bit.
My hands would tremble with excitement as I tore at the wrapping paper. My sister would be over on the other side of the room doing the same. People use words like magical and wonderful to describe Christmas. To me it was so much more.
When I was nine, I was given a Scalextric set which thrilled the pants off me. Three years later I got a mountain bike. Mountain bikes had only been around a few months and for a young Leeds lad who thought only people on TV owned one, it was amazing. Nobody else I knew had got a mountain bike and I never thought I’d ride one, let alone own one. I had originally asked for a drop handled racing bike. I’d mentioned to my Mum that I would prefer a mountain bike, but immediately dismissed the idea. Dreams like that only ever happened to other people.
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