Everyone knows Sinterklaas comes from Spain
...at least in The Netherlands
Funnily enough, he has came all the way from Spain, via Holland to the doorstep of this Spaniard in London.
As I have really been a good boy this year, he has brought me something really special, a book of Jip en Janneke
There's something unique about these two children. Something magical in the way short Dutch words (mostly monosyllable expresions) tell timeless little stories, true gems. The lovely short stories of the 5 Jip and Janneke volumes were illustrated by Fiep Westendorp
, with little silhouettes of their homely adventures. There's Takkie, the dog (het hondje van Jip); Siepie, the cat (De poes van Janneke); Poppejans, Janneke's puppet...
Winter comes to this little house in London. Come in, there's tea and Spekulaas
for everybody, you're invited.