Monday, December 15, 2008

Mamma mia and Nikolaus

My Mom decorated the house beautifully. Very inspiring, warm and welcoming. This is how the table looked when I arrived from the airport. Warm apple strudel, cappuccino liqueur with whipped cream and fragrant coffee. Ahhh... felt like home right away!

And I even received gifts from Nikolaus without leaving my shoe out.  

Nikolaus is celebrated in Germany on Dec. 6th. Children put a boot called "Nikolaus-Stiefel" outside the front door on the night of December 5 to December 6. Nikolaus fills the boot with gifts and sweets, and at the same time checks up on the children to see if they were good, polite and helpful the last year. If they were not, they will have a tree branch (rute) in their boots instead. Apparently I was good! ;-)

And here is what Nikolaus left for me:

A beautiful shawl, felted slippers and a cashmere covered hot water bottle. Thank you!


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