Hello everybody! Here I am again, a little later than normal, but we had a little crisis to sort out this morning. Phew, that done I can sit down and tell you how my week has been and show you some postcards.
Here is the first one. I received it a couple of days ago from Finland:
Yes, It's Inge Löök's famous naughty aunties. The image is appropriate for nearly everyone at the moment, when there is snow in most countries. The aunties are doing their bit for the community. The card is in aid of the Red Cross, so by buying this card (the stamp is included and printed on the card) the sender supported the Red Cross, a worthy cause.
Ritva, who sent it to me, writes that she is a retired teacher of hand craft and art history, and lives in a village in southern Finland.
The writing on the card translates as: Happy Friend's Day. In Finland they call Valentine's Day: Friends Day. A much better name I think, as Valentine's Day is for lovers. I know in America they send Valentine card to their friends. I remember the first time this happened to me I thought this girl was inviting me to become her lover and was quite shocked!
This is my second card, and you might have guessed it comes from Russia. It is by a well known artist called Tanya Sitaya and is titled 'Robin'. It was sent to me by Tatiana who lives in Kazan City, a beautiful ancient (more than 1000 years old) city on the banks of the Volga river. Tatiana tells me she likes to watch sports, in particular figure skating. I bet she is watching the Winter Olympics now.
I don't have a tv but my mother in Holland keeps me updated on the Olympics. Apparently the Dutch speed skaters are very good and have won many medals.
We've had a good week. On Sunday we had the first praise and worship evening in our new venue. We are a house church, so we tried to make it like a living room as much as posible and managed to find some sofás. It looks quite good.
We haven't finished painting yet. All the walls will eventually be white. The plastic you see is to protect the wood from the paint.
The youngsters love to play on the bongos and gongas etc. Here is hubby (on guitar) and one of the young men playing congas.
We are a lively lot when it comes to worship. Here are two of my friends dancing.
That área will become the children's área once we put some furniture and toys there. And it needs painting too.
On Tuesday the 'marble guys' came to place my granite worktops in the new kitchen in the flat downstairs. This is what it looked like without the work tops.
Then two lovely guys turned up and in no time they had laid the work tops.
They had measured accurately and cut all the pieces in their workshop.
The floor pieces are fitted too, and 'Bob's your uncle'. (Now that is an expression for our American friends to get their teeth into)
Lots more has happened this week, but I might leave that until next week when I might have less photos.
I have been on a weekend course photography and we have taken our scooter for its vehicle inspection yesterday. All of that another time.
Now I will leave you with a few funnies:well, one funny and a few reflective ones that I pinched from Denthe (have a look at her blog, she is a gifted artist).
Have a lovely week all of you,