Good Morning Folks,
I'm back behind my desktop computer with its enormous screen, enjoying the images that I have just uploaded. I'm looking at the card I received not long ago from the Netherlands. It wasn't through Postcrossing this time but it was sent to us by some dear friends of ours with Christmas wishes.
It is one of my favorite cards. It pictures Holland as I remember it. The skating on the rivers and canals beside the ever-present wind mills. These were used in the old days to pump wáter in and out and keep wáter levels right. (Now they use huge diesel pump stations) .
Talking of snow.... we have had some snow this week. On Sunday morning we woke up to this:
The structure you see on the terrace is the table minus the glass top, which is safely in the living room tucked behind the sofa.
Our house is built on the side of a mountain and from our back door to the village is a small but steep slope. But the snow prevented us to get our car up there. (When snow or ice is predicted, we leave our car at the top of the slope as a precaution, but this snow was a surprise).
We couldn't go to church, so we decided to walk to the nearest bar and treat ourselves to 'churros and chocolate'.
Most of the local bars are open on a Sunday morning to accomodate the hunters that go out early and have a coffee, a chat and get lunch bags made up. We had a coffee and ordered thick chocolate to dip the churros in.
The churros were freshly made there and then and were too hot to pick up (hence the serviette) But I couldn't wait!
I thought I'd show you a photo of our cat called Precious. He is lying on a cushion that I use for the lounge chair on the terrace. I often sit out in the afternoon sun and read a bit. But with all this cold weather, the cushion is lying on the back of the settee and Precious has taken posession of it. What does he look like!
Talking about cats: Look at these little spoons. Aren't they cute!
One last photo of what our view looks like now. It has stopped snowing and the sun has come out. Roll on spring! I can't wait.
Now I'm off to Elizabeth and Bleubeard to join the T-party. My glass of chocolate qualifies me for joining in with the fun. Please come along with a blogpost that has a drink or something drink related in it. See you there!
Bye for now,