Good Morning Friday gang!
Do you get days like that? I had one yesterday. But today I am going to amaze myself! Because we are having a plasterer working in the house (hurray! The huge stairwell is being plastered!) it is an early start for us too. I have already done my house work! I have a book called '30 Days to a clean and organized house' by Kate Berry.
And today I cleaned the fridge inside and out and re-organised it. The other job for today was clean and sort beneath the kitchen sink. Also done! I'm feeling rather pleased with myself! It gets easier as the house gets cleaner I am told.
Because the plasterer has been in all week, we haven't done anything or been anywhere. (Hence the furious cleaning).
We entertained on Saturday, a family we know from church, but they do not approve of social media and prefered not to be photographed.
So of course I will honor that. They brought me two huge bunches of mint from their garden.
Needless to say we have been enjoying a pot of mint tea every morning. Very nice!
My postcard for today is one that made me smile:
It is the Dutch royal family. From left to right: HM king Willem-Alexander, HM queen Maxima, HRH princess Amalia, HRH princess Alexia, HRH princess Ariane. The photograph was taken at the Bosque de Los Arrayanes, in Villa La Angostura, Argentina, queen Maxima's home country.
This is the stamp. It has 'Postcrossing' written on it, as Postcrossing is very popular in the Netherlands.
The stamp shows an image of the cheese carriers of Alkmaar, a town in North Holland. The cheese carriers are seen at the traditional merchant cheese market, kaasmarkt in Dutch (as operated in the post-medieval period). It is all re-enaxted in the summer months for the tourists.
The shows are surrounded by stalls that sell all sorts of things to do with Dutch culture including cheese of course. There are similar markets in Gouda, Edam and Hoorn. The real modern working commercial cheese market is in Woerden.
I will leave you with some school jokes:
I will be linking up with Annie at Friday Smiles and with Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday.
Have a lovely week with lots of smiles.