Hello lovely people,
I hope you have all had a very pleasant Easter weekend. Yes, very different to normal, but you know, when life gives you lemons.....
Let me show you some postcards. (At least my mail is still filtering through somehow). This one is a a painting by Frida Kahlo called Self portrait With Cropped Hair, 1940. It was sent to me by Laura in Paris, France.
The text at the top of the painting translates something like this:
See if I loved you, it was because of your hair. Now that you're short-haired, I don't love you anymoreI love Frida Kahlo, her colourful art, her obsession with self (portraits), her battle with her health and her unconventional love life.
The stamp is one i hadn't seen before. Metiers d'art means 'artistic careers'.
The second card comes from Russia and shows the map of Russia with pictures. I spot the Trans-Siberian Railway, but I cannot read any of the names.
The stamps are those antique looking ones again. I really like those stamps.
Life here in Spain is continuing with a strict lockdown, and awful weather. It doesn't really bother me to stay at home as I keep myself occupied. I do gym every morning and then do stretch exercises when I can (as I am dressed in a leisure suit every day).
And I always wear an apron in the house. I have a whole colourful collection of them. So in the morning it's a question of choosing which apron to wear, lol.
Easter Monday was a messy day, as there was no water. It was a breakdown, so there was no warning.
I had left the washing up from the night before and was going to do it first thing in the morning, while the kettle boils. (No dish washer) But there was no water so the dishes were piled up high on the sink and it was a right royal mess!
One of our neighbours brought me some wild asparagus and some desert truffles (Terfezia).
Note how they are tied with (a sort of) grass.
I made a quiche with the asparagus and I don't know yet what to do with the truffles. I have never eaten them. I'll ask a neighbour.
I'm still working on my jigsaw but I have also discovered an app called 'colouring by numbers' and have been enjoying doing that. I have not got enough pens/pencils to do the real thing, but doing it on my iPad is really fun.
I also read a lot. At the moment I am reading The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris (who wrote Chocolat).
I'm enjoying it so far.
Easter was a quiet affair for us. We watched a couple of church services, and I cooked lamb in the oven with potatoes:
Oh bother! I forgot to include our drinks! I want to join Elizabeth and Bleubeard for the T-Party, so I'll have to think of something else. Here's one:
An image by Bloemsgallery. Used without permission.
Ok, I'll leave it at that. Hang on in there all you lovely girls. Even this will pass.
Stay safe, stay home and stay healthy.
(Image from The Guardian newspaper)