|Beethoven is getting sick of the rain and long nights too!|
Today was an important day during the German Christmas calendar: Saint Nicolas Day, or Nikolaustag! Traditionally, children leave their shoes out on the night of the 5th, and they wake up to sweets or gifts in their shoes! As a child, my mom treated my brother and I to this celebration a few times! (This was a definite nod to my mom's German-ish roots.) I decided to celebrate by surprising my roommate with some chocolates and a personalized greeting from St. Nikolaus himself.
|Check it out! I still have mad drawing skills, even they are a bit rusty. It reads, "I wish you a nice St. Nicolas day!"|
|As I was getting some shopping done today, I spotted him! Live and in the flesh! I think he looks a lot like my drawing.|
|This is a shot from my bus stop at the Uni, located near the Mosel River.|
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