I must say I am really enjoying my retirement and this week I have started another jigsaw puzzle.
It is called 'Kings and Queens of England', a present from our S-i-L. I have started with the outline and then I will put together all the coats of arms and take it from there.
When finished I will hang it on the wall in the stairway, which is very long and will become a sort of gallery where I can hang my puzzles.
I'll tell you more of what i have been doing this week further on. I will be linking up with Virginia for Rocking your World Friday.
But first my postcard:
Another Inge Look creation. Those two 'naughty' old ladies always make me smile.
There were some interesting stamps on it:
The top one is about Sir Constantijn Huygens, was a Dutch Golden Age (17th century) poet and composer. He was secretary to two Princes of Orange: Frederick Henry and William II, and the father of the scientist Christiaan Huygens.
The bottom stamp is about the Salvation Army (in Dutch: Leger des Heils)
We always go for coffee somewhere after church on Sundays. This time we went to this place that we liked the look of. I really like those stairs.
It specializes in ham, as in Serrano type ham. We only came in for a coffee, but it's nice to see all the hams hanging up.
Sorry for the bad quality of the photo. I think I had the camera on a wrong setting.
Here are the hams hanging in the dining area. Here they are all covered (new law).
Friday Smiles is all about being positive and counting your blessings. Do have a look at Annie's blog at a Stitch in Time.
My biggest smile this week was when we got the news that we were succesful in claiming compensation after our flights were delayed for several hours in December. 568Eur is making its way to our bank account as I speak! We went through a company called Flightright I can thoroughly recommend www.flightright.com or http://www.flightright.es/. They are fast and efficient. Fill in flight details online... job done. Of course they take a hefty commission somewhere along the line, but the amount above is what I get. As far as I'm concerned they deserve their commission.
Finally a couple of funnies. They made me smile and i hope you will too.
I do love a good glass of wine.
Here is another one:
That's it from me this Friday. Have a restful weekend and a good week,