I hope you are all well. Gosh, this week has really flown by and I haven't really done anything particular. Do you ever have that feeling? A week has past and I don't have anything to show for it. Let me tell you about my week and the things that made me smile (and the things that didn't).
Here is my postcard for today. It comes from Latvia. Wikipedia informs me that Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. Its landscape is marked by wide beaches as well as dense, sprawling forests. Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town with St. Peter's Church. Riga's museums include the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, showcasing local crafts, food and music.
I love windows and doors, so this card is spot-on! A big smile!
The stamps are very nice too:
The stamp on the right is about a car racing track. (I looked it up).
The track in red is for cars and the grey bit on the left is the track for motorbikes, and the little squiggly bit near the start is the go-kart track.
What have I been up to then?
Friday I made a birthday card for our little grandson who will be one year old soon. I can't show you the card until his birthday.
Saturday is baking day in our house and this time I made a large quiche Lorraine, to take to our housegroup meeting on Sunday. (Sorry, no photo either. I'm not doing very well here)
On Sunday, apart from going to church and going to housegroup, we usually Skype with family in Holland or UK. I use Skype to phone landlines, so I get charged (we're talking pennies). My account automatically gets topped up when it gets below a certain amount. Well, for some reason it didn't do that, so I spent Sunday trying to sort that out. Turns out that my card expires at the end of March, but they have already stopped payments. I haven't got my new card yet either. What a mess.
Then after a weekend of glorious weather, this happened on Monday:
Snow! And lots of it! Crazy weather!
As every Monday afternoon, we traveled to our little cave house in the country.We braved the snow (we have a 4x4 vehicle) But because of the bad weather there was no power at our cave house. We don't mind that so much as we have a log fire and a gas lamp. So I spent the evening reading and doing my jigsaw. More smiles.
On Tuesday, after a lie-in and some snow shoveling, we went to our favorite restaurant at 2 pm for a meal. More smiles. We went home again in the afternoon and did grocery shopping on the way.
Wednesday the weather was back to normal, so much so that we could cook the chicken on the gas BBQ that we have on the terrace. Big smile.
Yesterday I was lazy and spent all afternoon sitting in the sun reading my book. Huge smile! I'm reading Wilbur Smith's The Seventh Scroll.
I have already read River Gods which precedes it. Sofar it's a good yarn.
This afternoon I will be going with a group of ladies from the village, to a hot thermal pool that we have in our area. (I´m already smiling) It's open air, but the water is hot so I am looking forward to a dip. I don't dare take my new camera in case it gets wet or stolen, but I will take my phone at take pictures if I can.
That's my week and my smiles, which I'm going to share with Annie at A Stitch in Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your WorldFriday. Please join us if you can.
Have a good week with lots of smiles,