It's Friday again. The week has flown by and I am here to share some postcards with you and because I'm going to pop by Annie at A Stitch In Time, I have also got some funnies at the end. I should really be giving you a report of what I have been doing this week, but i haven't been doing much, and I have no photos really. But photos or not, I'm going to join Virginia at Rocking your Week Friday too.
My first card comes form Germany and is a black and white photo of two ladies in the bath. This really makes me smile as I can't see the point of having a bath with just your bum in the water!
The second card comes from the USA and is a map card of the state Michigan. A few interesting facts printed on the back:
Michigan: "Wolverine State",
Capital: Lansing, Area: 58216 sq miles,
Motto: Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice = "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you".
Flower: Apple Blossom,
Tree: White Pine,
26th State admitted to the Union.
The stamps are pretty. I hadn't seen the one with the hearts before.
I've been busy writing card for my Postcrossing group. I had ordered new cards from a website in Poland. People love cats and kittens, so I ordered quite a few catty card. The envelopes are printed from a website that does 'mail art'. I have coloured them myself with normal colouring pencils. I have better photos of those envelopes in last Tuesdays blog.
This is what I took to the post office this week!
We always go shopping in town on Monday afternoon, and then we drive straight to our 'weekend' home, 40 km down the road. Then we relax, have a drink and watch a DVD. We spend the night there, go out for lunch the next day and then head for home in the afternoon.
We were given this impressive box set by our son-in-law, and we have been working our way through the large amount of CDs. This week we watched the second CD of the Return of the King. So now we have finished to story line. Next week we shall start on the Appendix, where they show how the scenes were made. Absolutely fascinating.
This is what the house looks like from the opposite field:
Our house is the one on the left. These are all cave houses, i.e. built in the rock. Here is a better picture of ours:We have leveled the top and built a nice terrace.
This is what you see when you walk into the tiny lounge. The chest and the mirror were made by handicapped people from a local charity. They sell their products occasionally. You might be able to see my jigsaw puzzle on the chest.
There is a small cupboard and a coffee table.
That table is rather special. We had that specially made because of the metal grid under the glass.
The grid is antique and originally sat on top of the old door in the entrance:
The doors you see here are in the position of the old outside door. We extended the house and built a cloakroom toilet and storage space and found another antique door to go outside.
This is part of the lounge with the stove that burns wood (on the right) or almond shells in the hopper on the left.
The curtains on the right lead to the kitchen:
The cooker looks extra large, but the right hand part houses the butane gas bottle.
The table is made out of a solid slab of wood. One of our friends is a 'rustic' carpenter and has made this table (and also the coffee table),
On the other side of the lounge is a book case and the corridor to the right leads to two of the bedrooms.The door leads to the garage and a service bath room.
orry, I have no idea what that bottle is doing there.
This is our bedroom. A large chest again to put the bedding in, and the door to the left is the en-suite. We have very few doors in the house. Only the bathrooms and the front doors. We use curtains. Here is a typical Andalucian curtain that divides my bedroom with the corridor. Along the corridor is wardrobe and storage space, but I have never got round to hanging curtains up there. The curtain rail is there, but no curtain as yet!
I will finish with a few funnies as usual.
But for now I wish everyone a fab weekend,