My Childhood Memory Of Xmas
Was overwhelming excitement days before family shopping to UTC store, BATA Shoes, Leventis
store along Marina, in Lagos. We then visited Father Xmas not santa claus as it is known in the UK and other Western countries.
Few weekends before we make the annual family trip from Lagos to the village, family
outings included Apapa Amusement Park to ride on carousels and all the hair raising sky high rides Lebanese recreational enterpreneurs brought to Nigeria in the 60s. I hated the rides but so enjoyed ice cream, cakes, fizzy drinks, hot dogs, lolippops
and my favourites sweets and chocolates! My tongue red with lolippops stains . I slept with my new pair of clarks, star-brites shoes by the bedside so my sisters don't swop just in case. A day before the journey we're all packed and ready for Xmas in the village. The excitement can kill I swear!
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