I'm going to show you what made me smile this week and tell you what I have been up to.
First off two lovely postcards:
This first one is from Germany and show a pretty log cabin with a window box full of colourful geraniums. That makes me smile.
The second card comes from Slovenia. If you haven't eaten yet, look away now as your mouth will start watering when you see this: Smoked trout on buckwheat grains.
It was sent to me by Janet, who lives in Radovljica on Lake Bled, a lovely old town with a bee museum.
The stamp also has a food theme.
Šelinka from the Karst Region
The Karst region, usually thought of as having quite a poor traditional cuisine, is the home of a hotpot called šelínka, the main ingredient of which is aromatic celery, which in the Karst is known as šelín. This dish is made from the leaves and roots of celery, together with a piece of pork (or ham, sausage or bacon). Some people like to add potatoes, rice or beans. As a hotpot, šelínka was an everyday dish, but the roots and leaves of celery were also used to make a salad, or the roots were fried (ocvrt šelín). Celery could also be grated into thin slices (šelín na ubelč) and served with a potato salad. This method of preparing celery was particularly popular as a side dish for a Christmas or New Year’s dinner. Various types of celery hotpots go very well with buckwheat polenta.
Saturday was a potter day, but my highlight was discovering my chili peppers had germinated! It had taken exactly a month.
On Sunday I finished my jigsaw. Hurray!
On Tuesday I popped in at my friend Antonia's. She cares for her sister who has Down's syndrome. It was difficult to keep said sister from hugging and kissing me. She cannot understand why we can't cuddle like we normally do. What a shame.
On Wednesday we decided to drive to our second home, where we normally go once a week. We hadn't been since February, so we wanted to collect mail and make sure everything was OK. There were weeds thigh high! Hubby did a bit of hacking at the weeds, but wasn't really dressed to do messy work. We'll do more next week.
Yesterday my friend Antonia's husband brought us a bag of wood chip mulch. (He is a carpenter and it is the sort of stuff he throws away). I took a 'close-up' of the top of the bag, as he had tied the bag with a strong type of grass.
Of course I have some funnies/puns for you at the end. If I have shown you them before, then I apologise.
This coming Sunday is a special Sunday for us as it is Pentecost. (remembering when believers received the Holy Spirit for the first time).
Now I'm off to Annie at A Stitch In Time and to Virginia at Rocking Your week Friday.
Have a lovely weekend all,
Stay safe and keep smiling!