Hello lovely girls, how are you all?
Another week has passed, and we have heard that England has quarantine measures for people coming from Spain. Bummer, I can see our trip at the end of August being cancelled.
But I am here to tell you about my smiles and not my woes, so here goes: My postcard comes from Germany and is all about...bread!
I love German bread. They eat a lot of rye bread, which I love. I can still remember when women could cut the bread by hand. A loaf under their arm and a large knife carving a thin slice from the bread. Wonderful. Do they still do it that way? Iris? Valerie?
The stamps are from the series of flowers. The flower on the right is Wiesenschaumkraut, or Lady's Smock in English. And the stamp on the left is Kapuzinerkresse, which is a type of nasturtium.
I love the sticker: Keep Calm and Stay at Home.
My week has been good. On Friday, I went walking with my friend and we walked a part of the Via Verde (the green way) which is a disused railway. This stretch included a railway tunnel. That was fun to walk through.
Then in the evening our friends D and P came for a BBQ. We had been looking forward to seeing our friends and having a good conversation. Great.
No, I did not go to Holland, But my sister, who lives in England (when she's not in Spain) went to visit. Mum has a large apartment with a guest room as well, so we take it in turns to go and see her.
I documented that I had an ice cream. That is unusual, as I don't eat a lot of ice cream. But we had bought those mini magnums, which is just enough for me.
Sunday is church day. We watch two church services online, then have a Zoom meeting with another couple with whom we form a house group. Then in the evening we do a bit of worship in a farm out in the country.
Monday another walk with my friend. The abundant produce everywhere in the field lightened our spirit. Look at all these pears hanging over the fence!
After the walk we stopped at a cafe and had some freshly squeezed orange juice. The cigarette vending machine had an unfortunate name...
On Tuesday I went to the post office to collect my mail, and in the evening hubby and I went to eat pizza in the village (5 minutes walk from our house). More smiles.
On Wednesday a small parcel was delivered. I didn't know what it could be as I hadn't ordered anything. It turns out to be a fake gold ring in a pretty box. Heaven knows what I am going to do with that. It is quite pretty but I don't wear jewelry (apart from a plain wedding band).
In the evening it rained! That is a big smile for us as it seldom rains and goodness knows the soil needs it.
Hubby (plus two other guys) has been working on the irrigation system.
Well, that was my week. Now I'm going to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking your Week Friday. Why don't you join me there?
As per usual, I will put some funnies at the end.
Stay safe everyone!