Hello lovely peeps,
As Elizabeth commented: I am a day early! Sorry! I got my days mixed up...you know... retired and all that....
Autumn has really started and it is so cold here all of a sudden! It has rained yesterday! (an event in these parts) and a friend of mine took a photo of the Sierra Nevada skiing area, where it has now snowed. Obviously not enough to ski on, but that will come soon.
I'm here to tell you what made me smile this week. And certainly this card from Finland made me smile from ear to ear! It is a card with an image by Inge Löök, one of my favorite illustrators. The naughty aunties always make me smile!
The person that sent it me, Ria, says she had attended a 'Postcard Happening' and a meet-up of Postcrossers (the organisation that I send postcards through).
At that Postcard Happening was Inge Löök herself, and she signed to card! How cool is that!
Even the postage stamp has the naughty aunties on it (It is one of the things Finland is famous for)
And Ria had added an orange sticker with the 'aunties' on it.
You can imagine, I am over the moon!
My second card comes from Canada. From Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC. Definitely the French speaking part. I like this card as we sometimes eat pancakes with blueberries (when I can get them).
The stamps are gorgeous and show Queen Elizabeth smiling. Those are really nice images of Her Majesty.
But by far the biggest smile this week is our 'new' car! I have not driven a car since 2010 and have lost my confidence a bit. And I have never wanted to drive the car we have as I have always been used to an automatic. Now we have changed our car and we have an automatic.
It's a Nissan Qashqai. I have driven it several times already. So I'm feeling very proud of myself. Hubby needs to have a couple of operations on his eyes in the near future, and I will have to drive him to and from the hospital.
Wednesday I had some friends round for a bit of crafting. We made these froebel stars. They are Origami.
I didn't have any Christmassy papers, but I think these colurs are great anyway.
I had seen it on the internet and had practiced making them. But we did get stuck at some point and had to un-pick the whole thing! So I got my iPad out and we watched a Youtube video and followed it step by step.
For those who are interested: The video was Maymay made it: Froebel star.
Monday night we were at our weekend home. We try to watch a DVD every time we go there as there is a tv there. Of course we've seen all our DVDs. Would you believe, we watched Mamma Mia the film! Oh what fun. Singing along to all the songs! Great!
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That is all for now.
There will be some funnies at the end; forgive me if I have shown you these already. I think the one with the Houses of Parliament by the bridge is not new. But hey, I can't remember....
Have a lovely weekend,