It's Friday and I am going to tell you what made me smile this week.
Today, the 26th would have been my late dad's birthday. I have such sweet memories of my father. I was a real 'Daddy's Girl'. He died (also in January) eight years ago. He was very intelligent and very gentle. A really nice person and a great father to his daughters.
My father's name is Frans (short for Franciscus). The photo dates from a few months before he died in his late eighties.
Just thinking of him makes me smile, so I have included him in my smiles for this week.
Here is my postcard before I forget:
I really love this photo. I bought the card in France when we were there this summer. I sent it to someone who specifically asked for cards of lighthouses. Being an amateur photographer, I appreciate the actual photo. I have no idea how they photographed that. It is too good a photo to have been done by drone. I imagine someone hanging out of a helicopter! Oh no, lets not go there!
What have I been up to this week? Friday was a great day. Unexpectedly I got a request for a birthday cake for a four year old. Luckily I have large trays and decided to make a tray bake as there were going to be many people. It turned out very well:
Chocolate cake with a soft icing of cream cheese with honey. Lots of jelly sweets on top.
In the evening we went out for a drink and snacks with our Mexican friends at a restaurant called the Venta del Sol.
We sat on the left hand side in the conservatory:
Even in Winter it is nice to sit there at night. I forgot to bring my camera, but it was a lovely evening.
On Saturday we had a cosy night by the fire. It was fiesta in our village and there were lots of people about in the main Street:
I have written about this festival on Tuesday.
Sunday morning we went to church, and after the service we celebrated the 1st birthday of one of the congregation. A gorgeous Little thing called Noelia.
Big smiles. (I didn't make that cake BTW)
After that little party we went to the bar for a coffee and Baileys, our regular Sunday treat.
Monday had me smiling because the weather was warm and balmy so I could do my washing. I did three washing machine loads and all three dried one after the other. The first load was dry when I was hanging the second lot out. If that doesn't make one smile!
We normally spend Monday night at our weekend house (cave) but hubby had a lot to do and wanted to stay home, so on Tuesday morning I could go to the market. It is every Tuesday in our village and I can never go as we are always 50 km away. I enjoyed the market and bought dried fruits (apricots and cranberries) and some spices.
At two o'clock we went for our weekly lunch out. So all in all a great day.
Through someone in the photoclub I have bought some second hand accessories, and an older SLR camera for learning purposes.
The seller lived and worked in Granada and I agreed to meet him there on Wednesday outside his work. I don't drive, so I asked my friend of she could drive me (she did). It is a lovely one and a half hour drive through the mountains. And I could also catch up with my friend. More smiles.
While we were driving I got a phone call that a parcel had arrived and the Courier wanted to know where to take it. It was an order for craft supplies! I had ordered an EZ runner dispenser as a lot of my glues had dried up.
And I bought some kraft paper, which is difficult to find But I found some!
The lady that runs the local petrol station is a friend of mine so I had it delivered there and we picked it up on our way back from Granada.
Yesterday I spent most of the day crafting. I started doing two scrapbook pages, but didn't get very far as I needed an ink pad to stamp with and discovered that the pad had desintegrated. So I checked the others... most of them dried out or desintegrated! Except the Versacolor. They were still usable. So now you know what I will buy in future...
That is it from me for today. At the bottom I will put some funnies. It's all about squirrels this time. The last one is not a funny but just a lovely mama squirrel with her babies.
Have a lovely weekend and a great week ahead.