Good morning ladies (and gentlemen),
Here we are again going through the past week and remembering all the smiles.
This arrived in my letterbox yesterday:
It is in Dutch as it came from my mum, but the fact was that I went:"Flip!, It's our anniversary this weekend!" We both had completely forgotten as we are busy preparing for our rip to the UK. So Now we have organized a party on Sunday and will celebrate it with our friends. I contacted my pastor and there will be a Little 'do' in church during the service too. Now the 'panic' is over we can laugh about it. It will be a great party.
The other thing that arrived in the post was a postcard from Germany:
Do you recognize her? It's rock diva Debbie Harry, Singer of the group Blondie. I remember her and her music well. I don't know how old she was in this photo but I have seen recent photos and I must say, she ages well.
So what is happening this week... Saturday hubby harvested the grapes. Not a huge haul this year, but what there was, was decent:
We washed the lot and took them along on Sunday to our housegroup. (Not in that container of course)
I made a lemon pie as well. There are lots of lemons here and I had a large kilo tin of sweetened condensed milk in the larder, so it didn't take long.
As usual in summer, short crust pastry is a no no in this hot weather. So I had to make a sort of cakie base. My piping skills are zilch . All in all, not the prettiest cake i made, but it tasted very nice.
Then on Tuesday we went out for lunch again. Our usual place is still shut for the holidays, so we went to this rural hotel not far from where we normally go. We had the lamb shank again and this was my hubby's desert:
That was yummy and very chocolaty.
I ordered a tiramisú, but was a bit disappointed, as it didn't taste anything like tiramisú, although it was a nice desert.
I have my hand on my breast as a large squirt of lamb shank gravy had landed on my top and as my hubby took the camera, I quickly hid the stain!
There is lots of excitement in the village as the anual 'feria' started on Wednesday. We went to the plaza in front of the town hall where they had erected a stage. Every group in the village demonstrated their show pieces. We had come to see some friends of ours who are part of a dance group. No this is not them in the photo.
It is a different group, but I wanted to show you this as the ladies are all wearing those embroidered skirts that I showed you a while back of my embroidery group. Beautiful.
Yesterday there was more excitement as they had a 150m long wáter slide in the high Street:
It was really long:
And lots of fun!
Now a few funnies:
The last one is: Poor cat!
That's it from me this week. I am going to link up with Annie for Friday Smiles and also with Virginia for Rocking your week Friday. See you there!
Have a good week,