How are you all this morning?
This blog post has turned out to be all about words. Words on a postcard, a book, English slang words and a fun new word.
I'm joining Elisabeth and Bleubeard at T for Tuesday. Please join the T-party if there is a beverage in our post.
I am just sorting out the postcards that have arrived this week. So I'll show you my first one now:
The writing at the top is in Danish (I think, it could be Norwegian for all I know). Is she winking? Or is she a Little worse for wear? Who knows. It has a drink in it so I have chosen this one to start off the T-party.
I received this card from someone in Singapore. He or she has used some special stamps:
The stamp on the left has 'Vanishing Trades' as theme and shows a 'Dairy man'. (Another drink reference for the T-Party).
The second card I have chosen is this one:
My mouth waters and it takes all my self control not to get up and find that slab of chocolate that has been hiding in the kitchen for a while!
The card was sent to me by Bartleby in Gimpo, South Korea. She has also used some beautiful stamps. They both have a food theme:
I finished another book yesterday. It is called The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison.
It's set in the present with two FBI agents trying to uncover the truth behind the crime scene they have just discovered. What they know is that they have found "The Garden", a prison where the psychopath known as "The Gardener" has kept young women trapped for decades. He calls them "Butterflies", tattooing wings on their backs before renaming them, raping them and letting his violent son terrorize them.
It is a chillingly fascinating tale with beauty and horror in equal measures. The abuse stands in contrast with the love and care the girls have for each other. Not for the faint hearted but beautifully written. I couldn´t put it down and read it almost in one sitting.
The above photo of the tattoo I found amongst the reviews of this book on Goodreads. I personally don't like tattoos, but this butterfly is beautiful. It's just a shame it is on someone's body.
Anyway, I can say this book goes on my list of best books I've read, definitely.
Last week I read Jo's blog post and she had to 'translate' from British English into American English. I am very much aware that my American friends sometimes misunderstand me. So I have found a list of British English 'slang' words. I don't think they are bad slang. You will find most of them in a dictionary and I use most of them daily. Here they are (It's a long list, so if you are not interested just scroll down past it)
Last week we should have attended the dedication (in church) of our friend's baby. But a family member is seriously ill in hospital so the dedication has been postponed. Saturday is my baking day, and, not knowing about the postponement, I decided to make some cake pops. I had bought a silicon mould the week before and couldn´t wait to start experimenting.
They turned out lovely. I found a recipe for a caky sort of cake pop.
I piped the dough in one half of the mold and then after closing it with the other half, I baked it for 10 minutes.
Then of course the fun begins! I made icing and covered them and then found some sprinkles and... Bob's your uncle! (see translation nr 42 in the list)
They were meant for the children that attended the dedication. We don't particularly care for them (too sweet), so I 'popped' them in the freezer!
I'll leave you with another word for you to learn:
That is it from me today.
Have a super T-Day,