Are you all sitting comfortably? (This catch phrase will only be understood by British people of a certain age...), then I will begin.
Let's start with my postcard. I received this card from Germany last week:
It is a map card, and I love map cards. Warnemünde is a German port town on the Baltic Sea, near Rostock, in what used to be Eastern Germany.. It's known for its long beachfront and marina,and a cruise-ship stop. Nearby, the Alter Strom canal is lined with shops and fishing boats. The Edvard Munch Haus, former home of the renowned expressionist painter, runs exhibitions and events.
The card was sent to me by Edith, who writes that she enjoys reading, city trips, photography and tea time with friends. Well, she is (indirectly) joining this little tea party! Lol!
I'm joining Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover who hosts our t-party today. Please join us with a post with a drink in it.
I spent a lovely Sunday with lots of eating and drinking in it, so I will share some photos.
I am a member of the local photoclub and last Sunday we hosted a day visit for all the other clubs in the province. We met in the morning at the village town hall:
Where the flags are, is a little balcony. I was standing underneath and as I looked up, I noticed the tiles on the bottom of the balcony:
When everyone had arrived, (about 85 people), we went to a local restaurant for breakfast in the shape of 'churros and hot chocolate'.
Churros are made of a sort of choux pastry that is extruded in long thin shapes. Then deep fried and cut up into 7" (ish) pieces and served hot:
Here is my portion. The chocolate is very thick. You could stand your spoon up in it. The idea is to dip the churro in the chocolate and enjoy!
Very yummy I do declare!
Here we are sitting waiting for the churros to be fried. The restaurant is unusual in that the roof slides open in the summer and the first floor is open like a balcony.
As we are a group of photograph enthusiasts, one chap went upstairs and started taking photos from the first floor.
Then we went on a guided tour of the village. A local historian explained historical buildings and the mayoress, who is also a member of the club could talk about certain other things. I will share photos of the village on Friday.
At 2:30 we had lunch (outside) at long tables as there were so many of us. We had ordered in advance what we wanted so the serving went quite smoothly in spite of the large number of people.
And here is a close-up of the jar for the tea-party.
It contains Tinto de Verano, a mix of red wine and lemonade, with ice cubes. A typical summer drink.
Here I am ordering another drink.
At the end of the day, a photographic exhibition was inaugurated:
A great day was had by all. I met lots of interesting people, and got to put faces to names in our local club. I got talking to one girl about blogging and it turns out she is a scrapbooker too! Extraordinary! Scrapbooking never caught on in Spain and very few people do it.
It did occur to me that I haven't done any scrapbooking for an awful long time. "Must do better!"
That's it from me today.
Happy T-Day all.