Today is the feast of St. Nicholas, all over Europe children are looking forward to a visit from him. He carries his golden book and the children enjoy hearing about their good deeds over the year as well as the bad habits they need to work on. St. Nicholas always has a sweet treat to leave in the children's shoes to reward them for helping with spreading good deeds across the world.
St. Nicholas in our house comes to good children who have polished their shoes and have left them out in good time. One year USAShoestring forgot and he got a cabbage in his dirty shoes, he has never forgotten it ! This year. Master Shoestring is hoping for a few allergen free treats which can be gobbled up before breakfast as well as a little message saying he is trying hard at school but needs to learn to hang up his uniform !