On the 3rd of December the NBCC and BLCC together with the Anglo-Belgian society organised a joint event celebrating Sint Nicholas (Saint Nicholas to the English). It was held at the BLCC Clubhouse at the Northumberland Avenue. The 60 people attending were a good mixture of NBCC, BLCC and Anglo-Belgian members all talking a mixture of Flemish, English, Dutch and French with each other. At eight o’clock our special guest, Saint Nicholas, arrived with Piet. They toured the room offering greetings and chocolate Euro coins to everyone. This year the costume of Saint Nicholas was available all evening - last year it had to travel by taxi between two locations during the evening because Saint Nicholas was also expected at an Anglo-Netherlands event! All guests left with a Saint Nicholas goodie bag filled with special Belgian beer and other edible and fun products.
In the near future we hope to organise more events together. Perhaps we could watch a Belgian-Netherlands game during the World cup in the summer of 2014 together?