We bought it when our children were quite young and, up to this Christmas, they and in turn their children have fought over the privilege of winding it up. OK, so Santa came off the worse for wear a year or two back when there was a slight altercation between a couple of toddlers over whose turn it was to wind it up, but what's a glued on arm among friends?
Last week when someone who shall remain nameless was putting it away for the year, he let it slip from his (oops - that's a giveaway!) hands and it fell helplessly to its demise.
I took this shot to break the news to the grandchildren, and when I looked at the image up on the computer screen, I was amazed to see the shadow of the tree against the power point, as if saying, "Oh No!!"
Hop over to Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday and take a look at some truly wonderful shadow shots.