I moaned about christmas presents in the last entry... but I got some from nature, and circumstance. These days I come home to lovely flowering plants! And I also get presents the traditional way: through the chimney. Is it Santa Claus? Is it Sinterklaas? Or is it just energetic autumn weather? Either way, there are large quantities of slate flakes and dust and whatnot coming down these days. In a way a nuisance, but in another way something that helps getting into Sinterklaas mood!