Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sinterklaas has been at our house

Hoi,

I know it has been a long time, but we moved from our one bed flat to our 2 bed house that seriously needed (and in some rooms still) some TLC. Plus we all had to get used to the quietness and different environment. Deacon having his own room and sleeping in a cot bed in there. All exciting times and hardly time to blog!

But I am back with a vengeance. Today I wanted to touch on the subject Sinterklaas... Well that is a Dutch tradition and as I want Deacon to know both cultures, Sinterklaas is part of it. Sinterklaas or Saint Nicholas is a bishop who originates from Turkey, but every year he arrives per steamboot from Spain to Netherlands together with his Pieten. They will fill shoes almost every evening with sweeties or little presents and on the night of 5th December he will knock on the door and leaves a bag full of presents and yumminess with him.



Well, Deacon is now only 17 months, so he doesn't really understand the tradition. I have been putting Sinterklaas songs on YouTube and he absolutely loved it. With great thanks to my mum we actually had a nice stash of presents to open for all three of us.
It was lovely and nice and hoping the excitement will be back in Deacon's face as he will understand more.

Next year I am definitely going to see if I can go all out, maybe pay a visit to Netherlands when Sinterklaas arrives? I don't know what yet, but I will go all out and get this Dutch tradition going in our household. My friend who lives around the corner is also Dutch, so together we will come up with something.

Now that is over and done with, the Pepernoten are almost finished and our chocolate letters are almost melted it is time to head over to Christmas.

Have a lovely day all and I will see you next week with another awesome blog post.

Doei,
Charlene