Everywhere in Europe there seems to be a lot of snow and we have been spared, until Wednesday, when it started to snow here too. This is the view from my living room yesterday afternoon. And this morning it is still snowing:
As long as it doesn't snow on Wednesday when we will be driving to Malaga airport and we will have to go through a mountain pass. They close the motorway when there is too much snow. But the forecast is good. Fingers crossed.
So what have I been up to this week? Well, we found out it was someone's birthday at our home church meeting. I had already cut up the tray bake I had made:
Then we found out it was Paco's birthday! So we improvised with a few candles on his slice of cake.
Once a week my girlsfriends and I get together for prayer. We usually go to my friend Antonia. Now she has several cats. Here are a few of them on the table in the conservatory. I tried to photograph them but they wouldn't pose!
They're cute aren't they?
This week I did a lot of cooking and baking again. I've been given more kaki fruit so I made another Persimmon cake (or kaki fruit cake). You saw this photo last week.
It needs walnuts, so I have to start by cracking the nuts:
One cup full takes me about 20 minutes.
I use a Pyrex glass mould and the cake always comes out perfectly. The magic ingredient being ...brandy!
My postcard for today is one of my English Heritage collection. It is a photo by Eric de Mare (1910-2002).
The caption reads: Fishermen's stores ('net shops') on the beach at Hastings 1956. The net shops are the traditional storage buildings of the Hastings fishing fleet. They were used in the past to stow gear made from natural materials – cotton nets, hemp ropes, canvas sails etc – which would rot if left in the open, especially when wet. If possible, the items would be dried on the beach first, and then kept dry inside these weather-tight stores.
This week we went to spend a couple of days at our weekend home 50 km down the road. This was a sunset from the kitchen window:
I can identify with this last one!
Wishing everyone a good week. I'm off to visit (and link up) with Annie at A Stitch in Time and Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday.