Hello everyone! It's Friday again. For me this is an exciting Friday as I am writing this just before going away (well, actually I have written the bulk of this last night and had it ready to copy and paste). Yes, I'm flying to Italy! Remember the photo last Tuesday of my elderly mother with my son and my grandson? Well, that was in Holland. And said son has now returned to Italy and I am on my way to see him and that lovely little son of theirs:
If that doesn't make you smile I don't what does.
We are driving to Malaga in the campervan and spending the night near the airport so I can get my early flight tomorrow. The other reason is that we like to go to Ikea, which is not far from the airport. Last time we were there we bought bedside cabinets. Only we forgot to buy two and bought only one! How silly. So today we have to get bedside cabinet number two!
The postcard today is one I received from South Africa:
This beautiful tiger was sent to me by Niki who wrote to me in Afrikaans. That is fun as it is very similar to Dutch. For my final exams (secundary school, in 1971) I did a special project about Afrikaans. My examiners were impressed and interested as it was something they didn't know much about. Needless to say I got good marks just for trying something different. I can understand the written Afrikaans and I could write back to her in that language. I'm not sure how I would fare understanding the spoken word as I never hear it spoken of course.
The stamps are awesome:
The top left, bottom left and bottom right are all images of beadwork!
I am linking up with Annie at Friday Smiles and perhaps with Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday if we haven't left already by the time Virginia posts.
I've finished my list list of preparations like sorting out my PAYG phone so I can have 'roaming'. I've never taken it abroad. I don't use my phonemuch but my D-i-L does and she might be able to teach me a bit more. I'm a bit of a luddite when it comes to phones! I can just about make a phone call and send a Whatsapp message and that's my limit.
I have packed and weighed my case, printed out my boarding pass (No I don't know how to do it with my phone...) sorted out money and food for my hubby who will be 'home alone'. I have charged everything that needs charging and have put my clothes ready that i will be wearing on the journey. I will be arriving at Rome airport and from there taking a bus to the other side of Italy, the Adriatic coast, which will take three and a half hours. The bus company have let me know that all the roads are OK (there has been an earthquake) My son will pick me up and then we have another half an hour's drive to his house. So if all goes well I will be at my destination at 10 pm tomorrow night...
Here are a few funnies:
Some of you might identify with this...
I can definitely identify with the following:
Sorry that I won't be able to comment much. I'll try but we'll be on a campsite tonight and the wifi at the airport is not very good. (I've tried on previous occasions.)
See you all in a couple of weeks,
Have lots of smiles,