Hello lovely girls,
In our country we have been in total lockdown for more than a month now. (34 days). How are you all coping? If it weren't for all those people getting ill and even dying, I would actually enjoy it a lot more.
But I am here to mark the silver linings and the good moments of my week. Then I will share it with you all at Annie's blog A Stitch In Time.
The mail has become a trickle and i have received only one card this week. The cards I am going to show you today arrived earlier.
I like this first one a lot. It comes to me from Germany and it depicts spring for me. As a child we lived next to a large meadow and in spring it was full of flowers. Buttercups were only one type of flower. There were many more.
The next card also comes from Germany. It is a vintage birthday card. The image is a cut-out image. There probably is a name for this art, but I don't know what it is called. It is from Nicole and she writes that she found this card in her late grandmother's house. Nicole said that her grandma would have loved the fact that her cards are now being sent all over the world.The translation of the German is: Birthday wishes.
So, what did my week look like? Here are my collages from the past week.
We are still having rainy, dreary weather. It rained on Good Friday. I started to read a new book. It is called The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris (who wrote Chocolat). Has anyone read this?
On Saturday hubby made pancakes for breakfast. We always have pancakes on Saturday, but usually the smaller American ones. That day we had traditional pancakes. Very nice too.On Easter Sunday there was no point in dressing in my Sunday best. So it was a question of 'which apron shall I wear?' I had to laugh at myself.
Easter Monday is a normal working day here in Spain. And The day didn't start very well. First of all there was a thick fog and secondly we had no water. I had left washing up from the previous day on the work top and we didn't get our water supply repaired until after dinner! The whole village was without water, it was a fault and thank goodness it was repaired within the day.
One of our neighbours brought us some wild asparagus and I made a nice quiche with that. He also brought me desert truffels but I don't quite know what to do with those.
Another highlight was a video chat with my son, wife and grandson in Italy.
On Tuesday there was more fog. We can literally see it roll into the valley. Luckily it doesn't stay all day.
On Wednesday I went out in the car for the first time since the beginning of the lockdown. I needed to shop at the big supermarket in town. Our village has several shops but their stock is limited. I wanted outlandish things like basmati rice and grapefruit juice and stracciatelli yoghurt!. The supermarket was very organised. I had a very short wait until I was waved in by the security guy, and was asked to put on plastic gloves, and an assistant disinfected my trolley. It was great and I was home again in a very short time (the roads are empty). On the way I stopped at the petrol station to collect an Amazon parcel that had arrived. (They don't deliver to our house as we don't have a proper address).
In the evening one of our grandchildren called me on Facetime (videochat) to play this funny face app with me. The app changed my face or put a hat or glasses on my face. It was very entertaining.
Hubby took a photo yesterday of the meadow next to our plot. Normally our landscape is brown, but after so much rain, the countryside looks green! Very unusual.
Of course as usual I will put some funnies at the end. I'm afraid most of them are rather cheesy. (But that's the sort of mood I'm in at the mo).
Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home.
Have a lovely weekend,