My week has been unusual, with lots of eating and drinking.
I still had visitors last Friday, who went out for the day on Saturday, so I spent the day baking. I made a cheese cake, a fruit loaf and an almond/pear cake. Sorry, I forgot to take photos.
That night went out for dinner as it was their last evening. I had this meat dish slow cooked in cider. Delicious!
And my friend had king prawns wrapped in aubergines (eggplant).
Our visitors left on Sunday after church, and we were invited to lunch at friends from church. What a treat.
Monday was spent stripping beds and washing bedding etc. The things one does after visitors leave.
Tuesday is our usual day for eating out at our local. We came to the restaurant in our campervan and had to then park in the lorry car park. This lorry was parked near us. These are all raw blocks of marble! (We live near a major marble quarry area.)
Wednesday I went to the gym and cleaned the house. Yesterday we spent a day in town as we had an appointment with the lawyer about paperwork of one of the properties.
On the way home I suddenly remembered that my passport expires next week! I got in touch with the Dutch embassy to apply for a new passport. The earliest appointment I could get was the 13th of December. That is one day before my hubby's birthday. The embassy is in Madrid and that is too far to travel in one day. And as neither of us have ever been to Madrid I suggested we turn it into a little holiday and dear hubby will celebrate his (70th) birthday in Madrid!
So I think it appropriate that my postcard for today is one from Madrid:
Palacio Real translates as royal palace. It is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, but I have been informed that in fact the king and his family live in a smaller palace on the outskirts of Madrid, and the Palacio Real is used for state ceremonies etc.
This is the stamp:
You can perhaps guess what 'creatividad' means: Of course it means 'creativity'!
Now I will end with some funnies, before I go and link up with 'Rocking Your World Friday' and Friday Smiles.