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Did you spot Santa in the sky?

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Ujjayi Wed 24-Dec-14 17:37:37

We did smile but only just! Happened to check my phone at 1722 so rushed DCs into the garden in their socks grin

Eldest (14) very game & cheering on maniacal excitement of youngest (10)!!!

poorbuthappy Wed 24-Dec-14 17:39:22


EdSheeransGString Wed 24-Dec-14 17:41:29

Yes we did, dd1 (5) nearly burst with excitement

It was lovely smile

Iwantacampervan Wed 24-Dec-14 17:42:25

Yes - very clearly. I was excited - not sure about DDs (13 &15) but they came out to watch to humour me.

SpottyTeacakes Wed 24-Dec-14 17:42:28

Yes we did! We're under a flight path though so took a few seconds to register wink

EElisavetaofJingleBellsornia Wed 24-Dec-14 17:43:26

Just got back, very excited DCs smile

utahforever Wed 24-Dec-14 17:43:30

Yes we did amid much excitement - Christmas has now started smile

WhyYouGottaBeSoRude Wed 24-Dec-14 17:45:39

Yes same as you OP. Looked at phone at 17.22 and rushed boys out and caught it. DS1(9) murmured something about it looking very like the ISS but i shushed him and said everything looks the same so far away grin hope i got away with it!

Nervo Wed 24-Dec-14 17:45:40

Yes, we saw it.

Were we the only ones who saw two?

Maybe I've had too many g&T's.

TinklyLittleLaugh Wed 24-Dec-14 17:47:02

Yayyyy! DS(8) is beside himself. Many thanks to whoever it was reminded us all this morning.

SisterMoonshine Wed 24-Dec-14 17:48:07

Just wow!
I was expecting it to look just like when you usually see a satellite - but that was special.
DD thinks she heard him shout "On Dasher!" and bells

TheWordFactory Wed 24-Dec-14 17:48:27

We think so! Certainly my nieces (6 and 3) are certain grin.

pieceofpurplesky Wed 24-Dec-14 17:49:39

Yes .., I think I was more excited than ten year old DS though!

RandomHouseRules Wed 24-Dec-14 17:51:47

We did! Over the rooftops of London. Kids are now very excited indeed!

CherryLips1980 Wed 24-Dec-14 17:52:38

I missed it sad

unclerory Wed 24-Dec-14 17:52:47

We saw it, it was much higher in the sky than I was expecting and was very exciting! The DDs were hanging out of the bedroom window and there was much discussion about where he was going.

Ujjayi Wed 24-Dec-14 17:56:47

CherryLips - you can see it again at 1858 apparently so still time!

Aww so glad so many people spotted it. It's such a clear night but I wasn't expecting it to be so obvious.

aurorasky Wed 24-Dec-14 17:59:01

Yes, my nearly 3 year old was waving 'hello Santa'. My eyes leaked a bit. Hope the sky stays clear for 7pm.

SantasSparklySack Wed 24-Dec-14 17:59:25

Have I missed something? do tell!!

dingit Wed 24-Dec-14 18:00:50

We saw it here too. Beautiful clear sky tonight. Me more exited than the dc ( teens)

BrightestAndBest Wed 24-Dec-14 18:02:16

Yes. By complete coincidence we left the church after the Christingle service at precisely 17:22. Good timing fsmile

SpottyTeacakes Wed 24-Dec-14 18:04:37

It was higher than I thought it would be too!

lolalotta Wed 24-Dec-14 18:40:38

We did toooo!

Stitchosaurus Wed 24-Dec-14 18:48:13

I kept asking "can you see the reindeer? Can you hear the sleigh bells?" to try and plant the memory for DS fgrin he looked at me as if I was mad! He's 3 and is half excited-half terrified of Father Christmas. Tucked up fast asleep now, god knows what time he'll be up tomorrow!

Timetoask Wed 24-Dec-14 18:51:22

Please someone explain?

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