Hello lovely people,
Here we are again on Friday where we can share some smiles. The postcards that I want to share today both have smiley faces. The first is a gorgeous photo of Her Majesty, a card I received a couple of weeks ago from the UK.
Here is another 'Her Majesty'. It is the (now abdicated) queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The photo must be old as her husband, prince Claus, died in 2002.
The stamps are really nice. The orange coloured stamp is a special summer stamp. The price is 44+22 cents. The 22 cents extra is for charity. In this case the whole series of stamps is about loneliness among older people. The writing on the stamp reads: "Lies (82), has been teaching ballet for 40 years. Thanks. Your students."
I've had a lovely week, and you? Have you had many things to smile about?
I have this Becky Higgins Project Life app on my phone. It's so simple (and free) that i spend 5 minutes each evening to put together these layouts/collages. I love doing that (as you can see...)
I noticed the municipal Christmas tree had been put up as every year in the little park behind our house. I think it's hideous, but at night when the lights are on it's not so bad.
I bought a large persimmon, and consequently made a persimmon up-side-down cake with a recipe that I had found in a magazine. It was delicious.
We held our Spanish language group at our house on Saturday, and although I had baked a cake, one of us had a birthday and another member had made a birthday cake for her. So we had two cakes!
Sunday was a sunny day too and after church we came straight home and had coffee on the terrace. Hubby decided to get changed, stay out and paint the railing. Good man!
As it was the first of December and because we haven't put up any Christmas decorations (we're going away), I lit some scented candles.
Monday was a strange day as for some reason, the power went off in the morning. (They usually don't bother warning us if there are repairs to be done). We have a wood burner so the heating wasn't effected, and I have a gas cooker. But of course there is no internet. So I did all those little jobs that 'get shelved' like sewing my husband's work clothes. He needed buttons sewn on and the seams of his crotches often need re-sewing.
In the afternoon, on the way to our weekend home in Gor, we went shopping in Baza. We needed new windscreen wipers and the guy in the shop just took off the old and fitted the new ones. Now that is service worthy of a smile!
We spent the night there and the next day we had lunch at a nearby restaurant.
In the evening we went to a prayer meeting at our pastor's house and there were a group of youngsters there. That brought a smile to our faces.
On Wednesday I changed the bedding to a more festive winter design. (Smile)
When I was at a local shop I spotted this pan. A while ago I dropped the lid of my cast aluminium pan and I'm looking for a replacement. This one is a smaller version of the one I have but it is too expensive. I would need the bigger size which would set me back 48 Eur. I'm going to have a look on the internet and see if I can get it cheaper.
I baked a lovely Dutch appeltaart. I think Annie might have had the pleasure of tasting appeltaart. I made it for our pastor and his wife.
I went to the post office yesterday to post some Christmas cards and birthday cards. We have a lot of birthdays around Christmas in our family. I also collected a parcel. I bought a bag-tidy which houses all the paraphernalia that is in my bag and the whole thing then sits in my bag so that if I need anything, I just pull out this bag-tidy and whatever I'm looking for will be easy to find. Huge smile!
As you see there was lots to smile about this week. I'm going over to Annie's at A Stitch In Time and also to Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.
Of course, as usual, I will put some funnies at the end.
Have a lovely weekend,