It's Friday again. Have you all had a good week? What has made you smile this week? Do share it with us at Annie's A Stitch In Time and Virginia's Rocking Your Week Friday.
A few blogs ago I mentioned fridge magnets and how I would occasionally pick one and tell you about that one. I have picked one today that I have bought recently when I was in Holland:
Rotterdam is the place I was born and grew up in. It was bombed completely during WWII and consequently had to be rebuilt. As a result, Rotterdam is known for its modern architecture. The structure on the fridge magnet is a group of cube houses. This is what they look like in real life:
Cube houses are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of "living as an urban roof".
There are 38 small cubes and two so called 'super-cubes', all attached to each other.
As residents are disturbed so often by curious passers-by, one owner decided to open a "show cube", which is furnished as a normal house, and is making a living out of offering tours to visitors.
The houses contain three floors:
- ground floor entrance
- first floor with living room and open kitchen
- second floor with two bedrooms and bathroom
- top floor which is sometimes used as a small garden
The walls and windows are angled at 54.7 degrees. The total area of the apartment is around 100 square metres (1,100 sq ft), but around a quarter of the space is unusable because of the walls that are under the angled ceilings.
One of my favorite spots to sit and have a drink is this:
I came back with a suitcase full of Dutch goodies. One of them is 'hagelslag',
chocolate sprinkles that Dutch people (yes, adults too) eat on their bread and butter.
This is a large box of 600 grams. I don't eat it on bread, but I use it to decorate cakes. This is last Sunday's cake:
Now for my postcard. This one is clearly from Alabama. It is a reprint of a large letter postcard (ca 1930's-1949's). It was sent to me by a Dutch lady who has been living in Alabama for many years.
She used some pretty cool stamps:
I do like the little arrow that points to Wonderwoman.... could that be me? Nah! But it's nice to imagine....
That's it from me today. I will leave you with some funnies about cake mistakes. I tend to think these are intentional pranks. I can't imagine anyone being that stupid....or that cakes are being iced by a machine....
Have a great weekend and a week full of smiles!