Hello lovely ladies,
Here we are at the end of the week and I'm going to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.
What have I been up to and what has made me smile this week?
Well, I visited the hospital. No, not for me but my friend has had a hysterectomy, so hubby and I went to visit. Our village is just outside the town of Baza. It is pronounced 'batha'. That is funny as in the UK we lived in a town just outside Bath.
Anyway my friend is healing well and the biopsy held no bad news so smiles all round!
Then I didn't receive any cards this week, but I did write a few. This one was posted this week. I sent it to a girl in Russia who wanted to see the sea.
It's one of those cards from a Christian calendar. The verse on it is from 1 John 3:20 '...For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.' I made an effort to find the verse in Russian. You never know... it might touch her.
And then there was this one, which might confuse the postman a wee bit....
My friend Nadia in Italy had made biscotti and had posted a photo of them on Facebook. I got all nostalgic for these lovely dunking biscuits that I asked her for the recipe and that same afternoon I made a batch:
They are called biscotti because they are baked (cotti) twice (bis) = twice baked. You make a dough with 500 gr flour, 300 gr sugar, 4 eggs and a quarter cup of oil. Then fold 300 gr of whole toasted almonds. I have used the ones that still have the skin on as I get them straight from the tree. I also add a few drops of almond essence and a tsp of vanilla extract. Make two logs of the dough and bake in the oven until the colour looks right. Then, after they have cooled down a bit, cut them slightly diagonally in slices (about thumb thickness). Turn them on their sides and bake them again. They will be quite hard when they cool down. You are supposed to dunk them in hot chocolate or coffee. I actually like the crunchyness and will nibble on them given half a chance.
Yesterday we went into town again to go to the notary.(No photos of that I'm afraid) Hubby had to make his will again as the rules have changed, so our (English speaking) lawyer met us at the notary's office. They checked through the will to make sure it was all tickety boo, then sign it in front of the notary (a lady in our case), then we paid the bill and asked when our copy would be ready. That was at midday, so we had an hour and a half to kill. That is always going to cost money. We had coffee, then we ended up buying another gas stove, a pair of black suede boots for me and a bottle of Kikkoman soya sauce (Kikkoman is difficult to find out here in the sticks). But we had a productive morning and it was nice to be out and about.
I will leave you with a quote and some funnies.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend and a good next week ahead of you.
PS: Virginia, I know comments need to be moderated and are not visible for a while, but my comment from last week from last week is still not visible...