It's Friday and I have loads to share (photo heavy I warn you).
First of all my postcard. It is a postcard sent to me from Germany but it features beach huts in Vlissingen, in my home country The Netherlands. I am posting this card as it makes me happy just to look at the colours and think of beaches... ahhh....
The stamps are nice too:
The large stamp shows Corvey Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Westphalia.
What has been happening here? What have I been up to? What made me smile this week?
Well this weekend there was lots going on in our village. One of the things was the annual horse fair.
There are stalls and demonstrations as well as the usual horse dealing. There was a display that I would have loved to see but it was at a time that we were at church. But a friend called Jose Ramon took some photos that I share here:
Dressage is the thing they are good at here in Andalucia:
That Sunday was also my grandson's second birthday. He lives in Italy so I couldn't join in the celebrations. They did send me lots of photos though. Here are a few:
He had an adult party as they do in Italy, when the whole family comes together.
The drum set must have been one of his presents. I hope mummy has ear plugs!
On Tuesday morning we woke up to a white world! Yes, snow! In our neck of the woods there is very little autumn. The weather sometimes changes from summer to winter in a week.
The fig tree in front of the house had snow on its leaves. Very unusual:
So I got my winter clothes out, long sleeved things and a jacket etc. And my hubby lit the fire. Oh I love it when the fire is on. We have a dual burner that burns wood (in the main bit), or almond shells (in the hopper thing on the side) which we mix with crushed olive pips.
The top of the stove has a little oven, just big enough for one dish. I cooked in there for the last two days.
Yesterday I cooked sausage, leek and potato casserole. It was very nice indeed.
Everything washed down with a drop of red wine of course!
Phew! That was a marathon of photographs! If you made it this far I really appreciate it.
I'm not going to let you go yet! I plan to link up with Virginia at Rocking your world Friday to share my week, and as I will be linking up with Annie at Friday Smiles, I will share something funny:
I'm sure some of us can identify with this next scenario....