Wednesday, 6 December 2006

St Nikolaus kommt

A German tradition.

Before St Nikolaus comes, you must polish your boots. (The boys showed me how well they can polish their own boots, so they can do it by themselves from now on!)

On the eve of Dec. 6th, St Nikolaus goes from house to house carrying a book in which all the children's deeds are written. If they have been good, he fills their boots, with delicious fruits, nuts and candies. If not, they may find potatoes, coal, or twigs.

As you can see the boys and Mummy have been very good so far this year. Daddy seems to have been a little bit naughty, and got a few twigs as well! ;)

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