Happy St. Nicholas Day everyone!

I know, St. Nick is not very popular in the US, but in Europe it' s kind of a big deal and it is one of my favorite days of the year. That' s why 6th of December usually reminds me that Christmas is coming. Traditional celebrations of St. Nicholas Day include gifts left in children's shoes. Of course, kids have to clean their shoes beforehand. I really wonder if parents like this tradition just to have us clean our boots. But why shoes? Back in the day (4th century), Saint Nicholas who was a Christian Saint and bishop built himself a reputation for gift-giving by putting coins into other people's shoes. Nowadays, all good kids receive treats - candies, cookies, chocolate (mostly chocolate, in my case), fruits and nuts.

So, happy gift-giving and here is my present for you (I kept chocolate for myself).

Stay Happy & Strong