Hello lovely people,
It's Friday again and I have had a very full week, getting ready for our holiday. Yes, I'm still smiling. It has been busy but I don't get flustered easily. I just keep on going until it is all done, and try to be sensible about it and make lists so i don't forget and I try to work ahead so I don't have to do everything at the last minute. (I hate that).
We had a little house-warming do on Sunday. Most people brought a dish of something. I didn't remember to take pictures until most of it had gone. One person brought a whole crate of fava beans (habas in Spanish). When they are fresh from the field, you can eat them raw. That is what people do: with a glass of wine and some slices of jamon (Serano ham) and a piece of freshly baked bread. Mmmm, I couldn't thing of anything better on a sunny spring day!
Of course we didn't eat the whole crate. What was left you can see here. I just peeled them and later today I will cook them and we will eat them today with (again) ham or bacon bits and diced red pepper to give it a bit of colour.So that is one of my smiles (amongst many).
Below you see one of the the geraniums that I bought recently. Its companion is doing fine but this one sort of half died. It has picked up a bit, but still half of the plant is completely gone.
Its companion is looking fine and has many buds. It is supposed to be a plant that repells mosquitos. I hope it does its job.
The reason for my smiles today is the fact that it is now flowering! Beauty!
Lets not forget my postcards this week. Again, I received many. This is one of them. It was sent to me from Japan and it depicts a scene from the film Titanic. I have seen the film but I don't understand why people go so wild about it. It was OK, but I wouldn't want to see it again. Some scenes were so long drawn that I wished the cinema had a fast-forward button! It doesn't help that I don't particularly like Leonardo di Caprio. I find him a creep (sorry girls).This was the stamp. Cherry blossoms. Much nicer than Di Caprio's moosh.
This is my favorite card. Not just because it is about chocolate! I just like the whole vintage thing. It's beautiful. It was sent to me by Penny who lives with her family in Virginia (USA). They moved there 5 years ago from S.Korea. She recently retired from the military and has taken up the hobby of Postcrossing so that she could travel the world through postcards in stead of in real life.
The stamps are beautiful. The one on the right is from a series about painter Andrew Wyeth. I have a couple of stamps in that series. They are stunning.
That was it from me this week. Next week I will be writing from the Netherlands (God willing). I will have to do it from my iPad, which is going to be interesting to say the least....
For Friday smiles I always link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday. So I'm going to do that now, but not before I share some funnies I found on the internet. (Two cat funnies and two dog funnies)
Have a fab weekend and a good week ahead.