Good morning everyone! How are you all? Today is Friday when we share our smiles of the week.
My first smile, or should I say giggle, is this card from Finland. Those two ladies made me giggle. They remind me of the two aunties by artist Inge Löök. This is obviously a photo, but it is in the same vein.The stamp is colourful and upbeat. I love that yellow flower!
Talking of flowers: my cactus has flowered again. This time I was home to enjoy it. (Last time it happened we were on holiday and my friend, who looks after the cat and the plants, sent me a photo on Whatsapp)I have decided to re-pot this plant as there are many 'babies' and I think it needs a bit more space.
The pot is a typical ceramic pot from this area, decorated in this particular way.
A few days ago, our neighbour Serafin brought me a bag of apricots in the evening. Early the next morning he brought me another. We were just about to drive to our cave house in the country, so we decided to take the apricots with us and make the jam in the cave kitchenThen in the pan it goes with a good amount of sugar. (I weighed everything)
Bring to the boil etc.
It took ages, absolute ages! We have a thermometer and according to the instructions the liquid is ready when the temperature reaches 104 degrees centegrade. But it wouldn't go above 90! We cooked it so much, the jam burnt on the bottom of the pan. In the end we wanted to go to bed, so we poured it in the prepared jars and hoped for the best.
The next day I went online to find out what went wrong. Well, I had completely forgotten that the boiling temperature changes with altitude. There we were at 1220m (more than 3000 feet) and the boiling point is at 90 degrees....
Now for some funnies (All Mr Bean):
Have a fab weekend,