Happy Friday to you!
We have been hiding indoors for most of this week. I hardly dare go out, it is so hot! Even in the evening it is too hot to go for a walk. In the car it is bearable as we have air conditioning in the car.
Last night it was 42 degrees at 7pm and at 11 pm it was still in the 30s. At around 9 pm there was an almighty storm, strong (hot)winds, an occasional thunderclap and three drops of rain (I counted them). The stormy hot wind makes me feel nauseous. (Like walking into a hair dryer) Not nice. Anyway, enough of complaining about the weather. I't rather be too hot tan too cold.
What else have I been up to? The downstairs flat that my hubby is working on, is coming on nicely. We are expecting a family of four from the UK to visit on Monday, so the bedroom and the bathroom downstairs are now ready. It's lovely and cool down there and I think we will end up sleeping downstairs when our guests have left.
I also have the plan for the downstairs kitchen.
This is the carpenter's drawing. It is open plan with the living room and all I need to do now is go and choose the cabinet doors (style and color). I am excited as you can imagine.
This is the poster for the local yearly festival in our village. It was designed by one of my mates from the photoclub. There is always a competition, and her entry won. All the elements for which our village is known are there: The iron bridge
And the old tower
The marble colums (with the flamenco dancers) is a monstrosity on the entry roundabout into the village. I won't show you a photo of that as it is atrocious.
This is a very bad quality photo of a very sweet lady. She is my best friend's sister, who lives with them as she has Down Syndrome and can't live on her own. It was her 58th birthday the other day. She is such a sweety and loads of people turned up for her birthday bash! That was certainly the biggest smile of this week!
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Now for my postcard:
The town of Sopot is in Poland. Sopot is a fashionable resort on the Baltic sea. And no, you do not have to go to Specsavers (Sorry, UK joke) but this building is really crooked like this. It is called Krzywy Domek, which means crooked house.Krzywy Domek was built in 2004. It is about 4,000 square meters (43,000 sq ft) in size and is part of the Rezydent shopping center.
It was designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski, who were inspired by the fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg.
It was sent to me by Marek (don't know whether that is a female or male name). He/she has used a beautiful stamp:(I have no idea what the collection of patches is....)
The caption on this one reads: wickedness knows no limits.
With that I will leave you. I won't write a Tuesday blog as we are having visitors and I won't have time. So I'll see you all next week.
Have a good weekend and...