Don't you love traditions? We had a busy weekend at the cottage but had to pop back into the village to run to the butcher and look who we ran into. This is one of the fun Dutch traditions that in mid November, SinterKlaas arrives in Holland by steamboat from Spain with his helpers Zwarte Piet.
He had a Pieten band to provide music while he talked with everyone. After we had been to the butcher, we drove back down the road and The Sint was still there talking to some mothers and their children so my 'big boy' waved happily from the car to him and SinterKlaas waved happily back to him.
Another Dutch tradition we have this week has to do with our kitchen remodeling. We are still waiting to hear from the sprayer but we have the door knobs. I wanted the traditional old Dutch knobs which you find in the very old farmhouses. After searching online, we found a woodturner near Jos' new office who makes them. He went on his lunch hour to get them after we ordered them online. Here they are. I love them! Now I have to start staining them so they are ready when the doors arrive.