Hello lovely people,
It's Friday again and I would like to share with you some smiles from this week plus some funnies from the Internet at the end.
First off are two postcards. I haven't had the chance to send any yet so I haven't received any either. These cards I received in December before we went to Holland.
The first one comes from the Philipines. It is a turtle (I love turtles)On the back it has some info: PAWIKAN (This means turtle in their language). Hawksbill Turtle: This animal is found in all tropic seas. It has become quite rare in Philipine waters. To distinguish this turtle from the Green Sea turtle, one need only to compare their shells. A number of sea turtle protection programs exist.
The stamps are lovely. The sender is Cabbie Lopez from Manilla, and he/she hopes I will like the stamps too. Well, I do!
The second card comes from Russia. It shows some of the beautiful windows in the old wooden houses of Russia.
It was sent to me by Olga from western Siberia. She works in a science library and her hobby is baking bread.
The stamp is gorgeous. I have not been able to find any info in spite of the fact that it reads Orlik. I found that there are several places in Russia called Orlik, but not berries or plants/shrubs. Oh well....
Another smile is for our new chairs. We had ordered them before we left and we thought we'd have them delivered before we traveled. But alas, I got a phone call one of the first days we were in Holland that they were planning on delivering. I told her of course it would have to wait until we got back.
We do a detox/fast/diet twice a year. Only vegetables and beans, lentils etc. Vegan, no sugars, only water or herbal tea to drink, no white rice or white flour or processed foods, no yeast.
I saw a recipe for vegan meatballs (Here's the link to the recipe)the other day.Made from chick peas and nuts (amongst other things). Also nutritional yeast (not active) to emulate cheese. In stead of the egg to bind, I use ground flax seed with water made into a little globby liquid. It works well.
I served them with buckwheat noodles (Soba) with a simple tomato sauce. Very nice.
I think I'll call it a day. I will link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!