Hello lovely ladies,
It's Friday again and this is the day I share all the smiles of this week.
One smile was deifinitely the happy mail I received this week. Some colourful postcards.One of them is from Germany:
I have stated that i like to receive cards depicting something that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Well I got two in one: Goslar and Rammelsberg.
I got some photos and info from Wikipedia.
Goslar is a town in Germany’s Harz Mountains. It’s known for its medieval old town and half-timbered houses. Market Church St. Cosmas and Damian features 13th-century stained-glass windows. The 11th-century Imperial Palace has historic murals.
South of Goslar is Rammelsberg Mountain. It is home to silver and copper mines more than 1,000 years old. The Rammelsberg Mining Museum preserves underground waterwheels and a mine railway.
Fascinating! I would love to visit those sites.
And the stamp was one that I hadn't seen before, from the flower series. This is a Flockenblume in German, which is knapweed in English.
Also this week a friend and i have each tried to start a sourdough starter. But for some reason mine didn't turn out well. My friend then offered to give me half of his and when he and his wife were in town last week, he gave me some and it seems to do now:
I can't wait to try and bake bread with it.
Also this week one of my neighbours said she had soaked too many borlotti beans, would I like some. I never say 'no' to something like that, so the other day I got my pressure cooker out. I put in the beans, some stock, a carrot and an onion and some celery, tomato paste and 13 minutes later I had a hearty soup. Ideal for the blistering hot weather (not!) And yes, I cooked the pasta separately. Anyway, it was delicious in spite of the hot weather.
We always go to our weekend home on Monday night. But as our friends were coming to bring me the sourdough, we changed the day to Tuesday. So on Tuesday evening we watched a DVD. We chose Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn.
It is a 2011 3D motion capture computer-animated action-adventure film based on the comic book series of the same name by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.
We grew up with the comic books of Hervé. In Dutch Tintin was called 'Kuifje' (meaning: Quif).
I have also found a funny about Tintin which you will find at the end.
Now I'm off to Annie at A Stitch In Time and then to Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday.
As per usual I will post some funnies at the end.
Have a fab weekend,
Dont forget to drink plenty of water in the hot weather, and...