Hello lovely people,
It's been a funny old week for me. We have a certain routine to our lives as we are retired, but often break away from the routine and there is no harm in that. But this past week it caused a bit of havoc. We normally go to our weekend home on Monday night and stay over, have lunch at the restaurant, come home, I phone my mother in Holland, we have a cup of tea and then go to the prayer meeting. Well this week I wanted to go to the market (on Tuesday) and so we didn't go to our weekend home. I totally forgot to write and post my Tuesday blog, neither of us remembered to go to the prayer meeting and needless to say, I didn't phone my mum. She doesn't mind, and knows I will phone her the next day. But because I didn't do a blog either, she got a bit worried. Oh dear! It's what in England is known as a senior moment. In my case it was a Senior Day!
Well I haven't forgotten our Friday Smiles where I join Annie at A Stitch In Time with things that made me smile this week.
A postcard in my postbox always makes me smile. This week there was a card from the Netherlands.
It is a card from the theme park de Efteling. I remember it from my childhood. It is built like a fairy tale. And uses images similar to the Dutch illustrator Anton Pieck.
Like this:And this:
The Pagoda is fairly new. I have never seen it.
And of course there are many rides.
This long-necked fellow has been there since the beginning.
It made me smile to be reminded of cherished childhood memories.
The next card comes from Poland, and it features one of my favorite foods: pasta! It was sent to me by Jakub, who lives just outside Warsaw with his wife and a cat named Almond. He writes that he was born on the same day as the great Polish astronomer Copernicus.
The stamps are wonderful. The top one is about the Pieskowa Skala, (Polish for Little Dog's Rock) It is a limestone cliff in the valley of river Prądnik, 27 km north of Krakow, Poland, best known for its Renaissance castle.
The two bottom ones feature the Centaurea L., a thistle.
It has been a very un-remarkable week.
I did go out on Sunday though. But I will blog about that on Tuesday.
Yesterday and today I have been scrapbooking. I made several lay-outs. I certainly was inspired by Virginia, and like her I am finishing 2016!
I did this one of me eating a pasty outside a cafe in Bath as a companion
Then I did these two to show the progress made on the stairwell in our house.
You can see I like my dots and dashes.
This is another one that I made to make up a double page. I used the same 'planks' paper as its companion page, only a different card stock as I couldn't find something in the same colour.
All in all, apart from my little blip on Tuesday, I had a good week full of smiles. Lets share our smiles at Annie's and Virginia's. Of course, as usual, I will show you some funnies that I found on the internet (at the end).
For now I will say: Take care and...
My funnies seem to be a bit drink related this week....
For you non-Brits: Wetherspoons is a chain of pubs in the UK.