Around half november 'Sinterklaas' arrives in our country on a big steamerboat with many 'Zwarte pieten'. They stay until the birthday of Sinterklaas on 5 december. It is a very special time and should not be confused with cristmas Santa. We sing special songs while...
we put our shoe by the chimny and hope Sinterklaas will hear us, and put a present in our shoe when we sleep!
Or will visit us.. (like he visited me a long, long, long time ago)
It's a time in wich we drink a lot of hot chocolate and eat and make 'Speculaas koekjes' (gingerbread cookies?).
They are made in these special wooden cookie shapes,
And with special spices,
Now if you also want something in your shoe??? Just put your shoe by the chimny and leave me a comment. I'll be your Sinterklaas!
I'll announce the two winners on november 26 so till than come and take your shoe...
I have been in search for a 'grand foular' to cover an old chair.... or the other option... a new chair. (but in these tight financial times times I rather wanted the first option)
And yesterday I found this quilt and two pillows for a nice price,
They are just what this cosy corner needed! I know, I can hear a lot of you thinking.. 'she should have made it herself' ... you are right ofcourse, But sometimes buying (and the quick result) can be satisfying.
And to make the atmosphere complete I bought new candle's and this plant
So yesterday evening, while we were all home, close by the fire, candle burning and drinking some hot coco, I was thinking 'This was a good day'!
Today we have a sunny sonday so another good day has started!