Hello lovely people,
How are you all? I must admit, I'm not too well this week. I have a terrible cold. I am coughing and spluttering with a drippy (and sometimes stuffed) nose. Not nice. But I keep smiling!
Today's blog is about the silver linings in life that keep you smiling. In my case I always like a happy mail box.
This week I got several cards. These two are from Russia.
The first one has a turtle on it. My favorite animal! It was sent to me by Katia and Vladimir from Yaroslavl, one of the oldest cities in Russia.
The second card is send to me by Elenka from Moscow. The artist is Olga Simonova. I think it is entitled Spring.Again the stamps are pretty too. I like those old looking ones on the right.
This past week, I have not done much but laze about, feeling grotty. But last week, On Sunday, I went on an outing with the local photoclub and I made two collages:The first one is just me enjoying myself in the company of friends, and the second one is about the exhibition we went to see.
I did manage to do a few scrapbook pages. I even remembered to photograph one of them:It hasn't got a title as it is the companion page of the one with the title (and a photo of hubby eating his pizza) . It was a very posh pizzeria in Madrid that we visited when we were there in December 2016. That finished my year 2016! Hurray! I am now working on 2017.
The other thing that happened this week is that I splashed out on a 'Dutch Oven' as the Americans call it. I'm not sure what the English term is. Cast iron cooking pot I suppose.
It's oval and the thing that made me smile is the price. Normally the really good ones (Le Creuset) cost nearly 300 Euros, but I bought mine at Lidl and paid 35 Euros! It looks the same.....
I have used it today for the first time and made a chorizo, pork and chick pea stew.
I forgot to take a picture of the finished dish, but believe me, it was delicious. The recipe is from my daughter-in-law who has a food blog. Here is the recipe link.
Another smile this week is my Kalanchoë plant, which is flowering again.
That's it from me today. It's time to connect with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Celtic House
Of course there will be some funnies at the end. This time some puns from Indian Hills. Enjoy.
Have a great weekend,
Take care and....