The weekly Morrison’s delivery sleighed Anita Hirani-Hewitt’s kids.
They could not stop staring as Santa and his little helper turned up at her home in Northwood Road, Harefield.
Mum-of-five Anita had won a ‘Spot The Santa’ competition run by the online arm of the supermarket, and her prize was free groceries for a week whisked to her door from Lapland.
But Anita, 45, took it all in her stride. The former estates manager said she doesn’t get fazed by much these days, after giving birth to triplets following IVF four years ago.
They came eight weeks prematurely ‘with lots of problems’ and needed plenty of TLC.
And Anita would soon get used to being in hospital. The arrival of Ethan, Thomas and Neev was rapidly followed by her diagnosis with an aggressive form of breast cancer that required 18 months of treatment including chemotherapy.
In between all that, she managed to tie the knot with husband, Graham.
So the appearance of Santa on her driveway with a sledgeload of goodies pulled by two reindeer, plus a photographer to capture it all for posterity, was not going to faze the stay-at-home mum, who has two older children, Kamaal and Dillon.
For her little ones, however, it was pure magic.
“The kids were dumbfounded,” said Anita.
“They were just staring at him, it was really funny.”
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