Hello lovely people! Good Morning! It's Tuesday again. Are we ready to join the T-Party at Elizabeth and Bluebeard's? All you need is a beverage, or a beverage related item in your blog post. You will see mine further down.
I am first going to show you some postcards as i always do. This first one I received from Poland from a lady called Aleksandra. I love the image/photo of the white stallion with the elf like lady. The whole atmosphere seems mystical. Very nice.The stamp is beautiful too. It is the stamp commemorating Easter. Wielkanoc is Polish for Easter and literally means the great Night.
The second card comes from Thailand. I don't know what it shows as i can't read the Thai on the back of the card. I assume it is one of their impressive temples. It was sent to me by Tai, a young woman who is studying traditional Thai medicin, and lives with her family and her cat Chok in Bankok.The yellow stamp is marking King Rama X’s 65th birthday. The stamp with the rose (the symbol of love in Thailand) was issued in February 2017 on the occasion of Valentine's Day.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Thailand as the Day of Love and stamps are issued annually to mark the occasion. Most often, these feature roses and 2017 is no exception. This year’s “Symbol of Love” issue was released on February 7 and features the “polygon rose” which is “formed by many two-dimensional facet graphics of which different-shaped facets and gradient colors superbly represent multidimensional love,” according to Thailand Post. They go on to call this the “queen of all flowers.”
Meanwhile in the Netherlands there was also a king with a birthday. King Willem Alexander's birthday on the 27th of April is called King's Day and is widely and wildly celebrated in Holland. The king is very popular as is his wife., queen Maxima and their three teenage daughters.
Orange, the national colour, is predominant. Everybody wears orange and food and cakes are orange, including these 'tompouces'.Tompouces are a Dutch pastry that consists of two layers of puff pastry filled with yellow pastry cream and has pink icing on the top. Of course on King's Day the icing is orange.
My mum would have spent all day in front of the television as King's Day and the Royal family would be televised all day. I don't have TV and I don't live in the country so I have to make do with photos.
In stead of tompouces (named after a circus dwarf called Tom Pouce. Pouce meaning 'thumb' in french.), I made a walnut and banana cake.
My painting of Rotterdam is hanging on the wall again. We had gone to the glazier in the nearby town to have non-reflective glass put in.
While he was hanging it up, my hubby accidentally broke the glass! So we had to go back to the glazier.His name is Antonio and this is his workshop.
He is just finishing working on my picture frame.
The other thing we got done this week is a perspex cover on the gate to the patio. There was so much wind coming through that gate that my hanging baskets were dangerously rocking in the wind.
It is much more pleasant now and it looks good too. And of course it gives more privacy, although it is the door to the carport.
On Friday evening we went out with our friends to the pizzería. I am drinking a Radler (lager beer with lemon) and the others are having Cerveza Tostada, a malty beer.
We had two pizzas which we shared. Of course we get a tapa (snack) with every round of drinks, so two pizzas is more than enough.Our friends are Mexican and like their chillies. So we always ask for a bottle of chili oil. I love it too.
That is it from me today. I wish you all a great T-Day and