Hello lovely peeps,
Here we are again at the end of the week counting our blessings. There is always lots to smile about when you think about it and this week is no exception.
A postcard in my mailbox always makes me smile. Here is one I received recently from China. On the 22nd of September, a group of Chines Postcrossers held a meet-up (their 8th meet-up) in Beijing. I was one of the lucky ones to get a card.
The second card comes from my sister. She went on a short holiday to St Ives in Cornwall and sent me a card.
St Ives is very special to our family. My dad's English friend from his scouting days died just after the war. The boy's mother invited my dad to come to England and this lady, having just lost her son, took to my dad and a life-long friendship ensued. We have spent all our childhood summers in St Ives. Of course there were hardly any tourists in the 50s, just artists and locals.We also learnt to speak English there as children. St Ives has changed a lot, but my sister wanted to go back and see our old haunts.
The stamp is interesting. It features HMS Dreadnought built in 1906.
The HMS Dreadnought was a Royal Navy battleship that revolutionised naval power. Dreadnought's name, and the class of battleships named after her, means "a fearless person".
This week is still very warm and sunny. Although the temperatures drop in the evening, during the day we are still in short sleeves.
This week we both walked to our piece of land near our house. It is about ten minutes walk down a dirt track. Hubby had pruned some of the olive trees earlier in the year, and we were delighted to see there are olives on the trees!
I think we must have more than thirty neglected olive trees, so hubby has his work cut out to do them all.
Our neighbours had given us lots of apples, more than we could eat. So what do you do? Bake an apple pie. Well being Dutch, I made a traditional 'appeltaart'.
It turned out perfectly and there isn't much left as you can see.
I'll scan the recipe for anyone interested in making it.
And of course I will put some funnies at the end too.
I have never used the 'cup' measurements and I am not sure they equate. So please use the grams or ounces.
Now I'm off to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking your World Friday.
Have a lovely weekend,
'When nurses bake cookies...'