3. Christmas family time
Sarah just finished text messaging her friend Carly. And placed her mobile carefully back in her chest of drawers beside her bed. She briefly glanced at her bedroom wall clock, it was now almost 11 o clock. There was no rush, as she still had a couple of hours left until her dad was going to her a lift in his car to go to meet up with her friend. Sarah was so glad that she managed to get a samsung mobile phone for Christmas last year. After persuading both her parents until they gave in. That took some time she thought. Just about every student in her class and year group owned a mobile phone. She slowly got up from her bed and when she did so she heard light footsteps walking towards her bedroom on the landing. Her mum opened the door slowly carrying a small Christmas tree in her hands, it was one of those colourful fibre optic trees. Sarah always wanted a fibre optic tree, she loved seeing the tree branches gradually changing colour.
"Are you all right?" her mum asked. "What would you like for dinner before you go out?".
"I would love to have a salad sandwich, one of my favourites" Sarah immediatley said.
"OK, thats fine, dont want you starving".
"Me and your dad found a small fibre optic tree at the bottom of the hall cupboard and thought you would like to have it in your bedroom on top of your wooden chest of drawers".
"Yes, please!" Sarah stated. Her mum loved seeing her face glow with delight at the prospect.Her daughter had quite a tough time in school recently having just started her English GCSE coursework. At the moment they were studying Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet play for their first piece of English coursework.
Sarah placed the fibre optic Christmas tree on a wooden tall shelf close to her dressing table. She turned on the switch at the bottom and watched the Christmas sparkly lights change colours slowly.So was thankful.