Monday, 6 December 2010

St Nicholas

Old Tramp is a bit quiet at the moment, not much to say for himself, he's a bit like that at times, but I thought you might like to see what we've been up to this past week or so.
First of all there was the lantern procession around the village finishing up with switching on the Christmas Tree lights.
Then there was Mikulas's annual visit, the Czech St. Nicholas, who comes once a year to check that the youngsters are behaving themselves. He brings his imps with him, who want to cart off any naughty kids in their sacks. However, after conferring with his attendant angel, Mikulas will inevitably let the kids off for another year on the promise of behaving themselves and reciting him a rhyme. Before they leave they hand out some goodies to the kids.

Sorry about the quality of these snaps, Tramp is no photographer and you can understand that Mikulas and Co. are not that happy about being photograhed.
Take a good look at that imp, there's a strange likeness to Tramp junior.
Bye for now. Keep warm.


  1. Glad to know you are out and about, Tramp. That header photo of Lady indicates that she is a bit fearful of being taken off by the imps. The best to you and your family during the holiday season.

  2. Oh dear Lady, looks like you have just as much snow there as we do here but you don't look as thrilled about it as B Baggins is, he loves the snow. The lantern festival and Mikulas' visit sounds a lot of fun - now I hope you've been a good dog during the year...........

  3. Thanks for your missive, milady. You look very much how I felt today when out in the snow (temp -3 deg C). All the best to Tramp. Sometimes it's good to be quiet. (But couldn't that be him with the silver hair and the funny hat?)


    I am thrilled that you shard some of your Christmas traditions. And your pictures are fine. Really. :-)
    Embrace every moment.
    Love to you my friend and big smooches to Lady

    Gail and Gracey-Blue

  5. George
    Well I was a bit worried, obviously somebody put in a good word. At least Tramp doesn't know everything I get up to.
    Our best wishes to you and yours.

    Rowan and B Baggins
    Snow? It's coming out of my ears (see photos). I like the snow as much as any dog but it sometimes sticks between the toes.
    Good dog? Er, well we have had a lot of snow, haven't we?

    And he isn't the one in the white dress with tinsel in the hair.
    Have you tried pushing your nose into the snow until your ears get full up?

    Gail and Gracey-Blue
    Isn't it so easy to rush by these important moments?
    Glad to hear that you have some snow, Gracie Blue.
    ...Lady (and Tramp)

  6. Lady, you don't look all that happy yourself. Thank you for posting for Tramp, hope he soon feels sociable again.

    Did Nicholas have a present for you too? A juicy bone, say?

  7. Howdy Tramp. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You bear some resemblance to our old dog Doogie (we still miss him). He didn't like the snow much. We had to shovel paths in the backyard for him to take care of business.

    Thanks for the holiday blog and the pictures. Since we've never been out your way, it educated us on how Christmas is celebrated in your part of the country.