Hello lovely ladies,
How has you week been? Have you had lots to smile about? Of course; There always is. Even on a cloudy day there is a silver lining as the saying goes.
I received some cards this week so that is always a reason to smile. This one is from Finland and has one of my favorite subjects: The two naughty ladies by Inge Löök.
Here they are playing cards in the woods.
The stamp is beautiful:
The blue is a bit glittery. Really unusual.
The second card I want to show you is one I am sending this morning. When I go to the gym I will post it. It is called 'Black Swan' and is a painting by Anna Ivanova. It is going to Russia, to someone called Julia.
I got some new stamps from the post office last month and this is one of them. It celebrates the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.
On the stamp it reads: "22 October 2017, Alicante port of departure".
My week has been rather uneventful. We are not big fish eaters but I try to have it on the menu at least once a week. So last Friday I made white fish 'en papillote', which means 'in foil'.
The yellow stuff is spiralized butternut squash. I add a bit of olive oil, some green olives (halved) , season it well with S&P sand thyme, place the fish on top. Then I make a parcel with baking parchment and bake it in the oven for 15 min. We have one parcel each. It's delicious.
Now for something different. Remember the lovely bag that Annie made? Well this weekend I have got some material together to make one too. It will be a traditional Andalucian stripe pattern, which is very colourful. And the inside will be orange (I am Dutch after all).I still need to order some of those large eyelets, but I will no doubt be able to find them on the internet.
On Saturday we had Intercambio (Spanish/English language exchange) at our house. One of the Spanish girls had brought a board game for learners, which we played with the beginners. It was fun.
After the weekend hubby went back to doing mum's cave bedroom. God willing my mum will come to stay in June, so we are preparing a room for her. The ceiling is very rustic as it is a cave after all and he is now at the painting stage:
On Monday night we always go to our 'weekend' house and have a relaxing evening. Last week we watched a DVD and this week we watched another one. We have a box set of The Lord Of The Rings, which has been in the cupboard for years and we watched the first of the four DVDs.
We both enjoyed it again. It's a great film and it's a very beautiful box set (which was a gift) .
Wednesday was very cold and I didn't go out at all. I decided to cook a hearty meal and this is what I came up with:
Its called Devilled Cottage Pie, which is cottage pie spiced up a bit. It's a Slimming World recipe so you can look it up on the internet. Very yummy.
Thursdays is my 'play day'. It means I spend the day in the craft room. Hubby lights the stove early so that it is nice and cosy. I like to do my jigsaw, while listening to one of my play lists. This is how far I got with this one:
Of course I also did some scrapbooking. I'm still doing photos from 2016. This is a photo from when we went to Madrid on the train to get my passport done at the Dutch consulate.
And this is my sister. I have just realised that the middle fram is not quite straight. Bummer! I know it's not important, but that irks me.
I will leave it at that and wish you all a very good weekend and week ahead.
I will be linking up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.
There are some funnies at the end as usual.