Good Morning, Good Tuesday!
I'm linking in with all you lovely T for Tuesday ladies (are there any males out there?).
We have a lot of grapes on the vine in our little courtyard outside the kitchen. I can't find the photo so I'll show you this little corner with DH on it (about to sweep the chimney, bless him). There must be at least 100 bunches of grapes hanging there, waiting for something...
I've resurrected my old juicer. I might be 20 years old, I don't remember how long I have had it. It's called the Jack Lalanne power juicer. Expensive (£250 +) but sturdy and very good.
I put a large bunch of grapes in the fridge every morning and in the afternoon when we are ready for a snack and a drink, I juice them. Yumm!
Get that down ya Babe!
Now, true to form, here is my postcard:
Nothing to do with T for Tuesday you'd say. But just wait until I show you the stamps....
Anyway, this is a card from Holland showing the Dutch royal family. King Willem Alexander with his wife queen Maxima, and three little princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. It was sent to me by Melanie, who was studying speech therapy at the time (Dec '13).
Here are the stamps:
The stamp on the right needs no comment other than: cheers! (or in Dutch: proost!)
The ones on the left are so called children's stamps. The added 19 cents go to childrens charities. The illustrations are from a very old childrens book called Ot and Sien. Ot en Sien are the main characters in a series of Dutch children's tales that were very popular in the first half of the 20th century. They were meant to expose young people to a (what was then considered) a healthy daily family life. The illustrations were made by Cornelis Jetses. In the above stamp you see Ot (the boy in the story) burning his mouth and being told off by his mother for drinking his milk before it was sufficiently cooled down. The bonus bit of the stamp has the little rhyme and an added image of a couple of modern children eating their snack or breakfast.
The illustrations by Jetses have enjoyed a revival and there have been many exhibitions of his work in recent years.
That's it for today. Tomorrow I will link up with Whats on your workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW),
See you then,