It's Tuesday again and we are joining the T-party at Elizabeth and Bleubeard.
I have been AWOL last week. Reason being that I have had no end of computer problems. My main desk top is infected with a virus or malware and had stopped working all together. My computer chappie couldn't look at it until Thursday evening. (It's still not 100%).
I have a laptop too. That had been to the computer doctor to be reformatted etc. as I'm doing this course learning how to use Adobe Lightroom (to do with photography). The course tutor offered to take my laptop home with him so he could download the Lightroom programme for me. He would do it that same evening... yeah, right.... I had to wait 5 days! And that included Tuesday's T-party!
But hey, here I am.
Let's start with my postcard. I found this one which I received from Taiwan some time ago. Two owls. But look closely......
The owls are made of coffee beans, their eyes are coffee cups and they have sugar cubes on their body. Isn't that fun! I thought it would be perfect for the T-party.
We had some visitors this week from South Africa (Jeffreys Bay). They work for the charity Global Challenge Expeditions, They normally work in the coffee shop and there they roast their own coffee and have different types of coffee from different countries. I would call them connaiseurs. Although they were back packing they had their favorite coffee beans with them and carried a portable coffee grinder:
Nifty isn't it? Then they made the coffee in a 'push-me-down' type of coffee maker:
The top half is filled with coffee and hot water. Then after a minute or so he turned the thing upside down and pushed the whole top half down with force.
I had never seen anyting like it! And it tasted very good (of course).
Our friends also spent time singing and playing the guitar and mandolin.
Saturday I baked a cake (like I do every Saturday). This time I made a blackberry cream cheese crumb cake (from Sally's baking addiction on the internet)It turned out very well considering it was the first time I did this one. Someone took a picture of me trying to photograph the cake as it was being cut.
It's nice to see the different layers. I had a large jar of black berries from last summer. I only used a quarter of a jar and I suppose I will have to quickly make some other things with it. Meanwhile, have a piece before it all disappears!
We went for a walk with our visitors and saw these flowers along the wall. Quite pretty.
And we saw this creature. I have no idea what it is. It was the size of my thumb:
We thought it might be a queen beetle of some sort looking for a nesting location. It has legs, but I can't remember how many. Does anyone have any ideas?
That's it from me for today.