Okay, I hear you say, who is Sinterklaas? Having spent my early years up until I was about 6 in the Netherlands I could not escape this event and although I spent most of my life in other countries that did not celebrate it at all, I still love it and remember it with a smile on my face.
I started to explain what it was all about to a friend of mine and soon I found out that the explanation of it all was so totally illogical and politically incorrect that I wonder how on earth it is still celebrated in the Netherlands and in parts of Belgium.
This is the story: There is this guy, a roman catholic saint, who always helped kids…yes let’s not get into that…lol…he arrived in Holland on the 5th of December on a steamship from Spain??? With a load of his helpers who are black and dressed in very colourful harem type pants wearing equally colourful hats with feathers and carrying around a big book where all the names of all the children are mentioned together with the fact if they have been good or naughty. They also carry around a big bag and some twigs , a so called "roe' , to whip the naughty kids with..the very very naughty kids do not get whipped, they get put in the bag and taken away. I have never really understood where the naughty kids got taken, I might have mentally blocked that from my memory…lol.
When you were good and therefore were looking forward to the visit of Sinterklaas and his black Pete or as they are called in Dutch Sinterklaas en zwarte piet….you would put your shoe outside the door and put in a carrot, not for Sinterklaas or Pete , but for his white stallion , some cookies and milk and wait in your bed til Sinterklaas would deliver your goodies through the chimney pipe after thrashing around on the rooftops with his white stallion and his Pete helpers.
Sinterklaas and his helper are all of a sudden submitted to the torture of shopping..
talk about Karma…lol
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Black Bunny tops
Blue faced Leicester Bunny Tops
The Blue faced Leicester bunny tops are fluffy and airy and very nice to spin
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-4pm)
Every Third Saturday and every fourth Thursday of the month!
Saturday December 15th, 11am-4pm and
Bunny food like cabbage, bok choi or broccoli is always welcome as well ! : the bunnies will cuddle you more for it !
and say a little prayer for our beloved chooks may they rest in peace ...