12 December 2014

Friday figments & photos: #SinterThanksgiving & SantaCon

It's beginning to look a lot like #SinterThanksgiving... no wait, what? It's just the best ever meal and table full of laughter you'll get this side of the continent.

Simply combine 3 Kiwis, a Minnesotan native, a lovely Dutch lady and two bemused Brits, and you've invented Sinter/Thanksgiving, a hybrid holiday of all the best bits of American and Dutch festive holidays. Bubbly, an incredible Turkey, pepernoten, kruidnootjes, mashed potato, stuffing, taai-taai poppen, chocolate coins, marzipan potatoes, a lot of cheek about lack of kettle ownership and a gorgeous living room. That's what you need.

Friday figments & photos: #SinterThanksgiving & SantaCon
A delectably laden table
Friday figments & photos: #SinterThanksgiving & SantaCon
Golden Turkey perfection
Friday figments & photos: #SinterThanksgiving & SantaCon
Pumpkin Pie
Friday figments & photos: #SinterThanksgiving & SantaCon
...and Pecan Pie. Perfection, huh?
I was also lucky enough to accidentally find myself on one of the routes of SantaCon - a terrific pub crawl of epic proportions and thousands of merry makers dressed as Santa.

Friday figments & photos: #SinterThanksgiving & SantaCon

Friday figments & photos: #SinterThanksgiving & SantaCon 
Ah, London.

Friday figments & photos: #SinterThanksgiving & SantaCon

19 comments :

  1. I would love to see a Santa con in action!

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  2. I'm so sad that I had to miss it! Next year! xx

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  3. I love it! We witnessed the tail end of SantaCon this year! I didn't even know such a thing existed. I will be prepared with my Mrs. Santa costume for next year!

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  4. Looks so fun! SantaCon pics make me a little homesick for NYC though. Always a fun time!


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  5. SantaCon! That looks like so much fun!

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  6. A question and a note: are we already thinking about the date for next year's SinterThanksgiving and let's make sure it doesn't fall on SantaCon again ;)

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  7. Yes!! Lets do both (without the mission back from ooop North thrown in :D)

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  8. We need to do it together (that way we can roll in, hit it hard then retire for tea!)

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  9. Next year! We need to sort a blogger tribe (complete with ornamental keyboards?)

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  10. I adore the creative costumes - who knew there were so many ways to dress as Santa?

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  11. Absolutely! We have a new annual expat tradition here. So much fun!

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  12. I love all the Santa themed things this time of year, there's a few santa races around us that go on.

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  13. A Santa pub crawl? That sounds amazing.

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