A year ago, I was offered an exclusive view into what the guys at North Pole headquarters are up to when going on holidays: Santa Claus Undressed. This year, I have been granted an exclusive view into the family album of Santa Claus. As the North Pole community is made up of only male members, as we know from the history books (female members are the figments of imagination of some weird writers), the pictures are of the adopted sons of Santa Claus and what they are up to.
It is telling that Santa Claus and his community of elves have always been a male only club in American folklore until but recently. The invention of purely fictitious female characters doesn't change the reality of the real Santa Claus, though. I have been invited to take a view of what is going on behind the scene at the residence of the most famous person of today.
Buckingham Palace was facing a dilemma. How does One attach a medal to a naked cricket player? The Queen doesn't hold the necessary university degree to do nipple piercings, a Palace insider told me. In the end, Alastair Cook decided to appear dressed to the honors ceremony to receive his MBE. Some of the spectators were disappointed by that, I'm sure.