Hello lovely people,
It is Friday again and time to share what made me smile this week.
I have not been writing many cards as we've been away, so I haven't received any either. But last week I started sending cards again and the first 'counter' card has arrived. It comes from Germany. I love maps and map cards so this lady from Munich has sent me this map card of Bavaria.
She has put lots of fun stickers on the back and two lovely stamps:
On the left the Greifswalder Oie lighthouse.
(Greifswalder Oie (literally "Greifswald's isle") is a small island in the Baltic Sea, located east of Rügen on the German coast. The island covers an area of about 54 hectares.)
And on the right the Falshöft lighthouse on the Baltic coast. The Falshöft Lighthouse is located directly at the border of the nature reserve Geltinger Birk and is a textbook example of a lighthouse. With its red-and-white colour and constructed from cast iron elements it towers 25 metres high.
Any more smiles? Of course. On Saturdays we always have pancakes for breakfast. We like the little fat ones and use this special gadget that I bought very cheaply at one of those Chinese super websites. We can buy oat flour here so we made oat pancakes. Very nice too.
Sunday could have been a sad day as it would have been my dad's birthday. Either my sister or i try to be with our mum for that day. This year it was my sister. We Skyped of course and it was just quality family time with a lot of laughs.
My friend brought me a bunch of oregano, so that is now drying. That evening I made arepas (south american corn pittas) and I roasted some of those lovely little peppers and we had a wonderful supper. The breads open up like a pitta bread and can be filled with whatever you have lying about in the fridge.
Tuesday was another day that could have been sad but wasn't. Our pastor's wife has died after a long battle with cancer. But her funeral was a celebration of her life in the knowledge that she is now in a better place.
As we were in town, hubby went to the ironmonger to find a piece that fitted a chimney pipe. We have these fabulous ironmongers that have absolutely everything! We have been coming to this shop for 14 years. Even in the beginning, when we didn't speak Spanish, they always seem to understand what we wanted.
There was a lovely red sky as we drove home that evening. That evening I made a tasty potato soup in my new pan.
Yes, I have a new pan. I bought it this week in a local shop. I saw it and had to have it, if you know what i mean...
I love it and have used it every day since I bought it.
That is it from me today. Have you had a week to smile about? Tell us about it and link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.
As usual there will be some funnies at the end. (Cats and dogs this time.)
Have a lovely weekend,
This one translates as: Lets just recharge.