Thank you all so much for the best wishes for Max. We were so glad the following days went fine. I was even afraid to give him extra snacks lately as i'm not sure how he reacts. He was supposed to be picked up yesterday(thursday), but haven't seen or heard from the owner. Been to the post office this morning to send a few packages(he's the owner annex travel agency, that's why he's always on tour) and he said he will pick Max saturday evening so Kees can see him too. And yes, MAX was jumping up with joy when DH came home this afternoon.
It will be a busy day tomorrow, i was glad the football match was cancelled because of the wet & bad weather, i find it tooooo cold to stand outside to watch!!
But after swimming club of Grace i will take her to the mainland for some shopping especially for shoes and DH will join a few of his diving club as stand by for the "Sinterklaas intocht".
***The arrival of Sinterklaas is a big thing for Dutch youngsters, as the old saint makes his way through the cities by boat and on a white horse.
In The Netherlands, the big celebration for kids is not Santa Claus or Christmas, but a few weeks earlier. The celebration is on Saint Nicholas Eve, on December 5. Saint Nicholas lived in Turkey in the 4th century, and used his wealth to support the needy. He was bishop of Myra, and according to legend, helped children in various ways. Still now, for the Dutch Sinterklaas is not only the old man dressed up in red and white who gives presents to all children, but in general a generous person who gives away anything. Apparently, Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas is the basis of the Santa Claus tradition in other countries, being a mispronounciation of Sinterklaas.***
Chris can joined them, i just hope he won't be bored on the small vessel they are in. I think it will take about 4 hours.
Honestly, i haven't done any stitching this last days and much as i try finishing a few ornaments i just luck inspiration. Here's a small one from the last serie i had been doing, might be the last...! This was stitch a while back.
Here's a picture of all what i've completed from the serie, includes the chart book too on the picture.
Just a close up of the cards and ornaments!! Now, i can't wait to put up our christmas tree. Have to wait until "Sinterklaas" is over which is after 5 december.
I might not be much online this coming weeks, might be going out for a couple of days with Dh next week, just the two of us. We'll have to see if we can book something though.
Hope everyone have a wonderful weekend and thank you all so much for stopping by.