Hello lovely ladies,
It's Tuesday again and time for the T-Party. Elizabeth and Bluebeard kindly host this link-up party with a beverage.
But before I show you my beverage, I would like to show you a postcard. It is not one that I have received, but one that i sent. I bought it last summer when I was in Portugal. It represents the different tiles (floor tiles or wall tiles) in Portugal. But we have them here in Andalucia too. They are a legacy from the Moors, whose Islamic art is still very much visible everywhere.
I sent the card to Russia, and I got a lovely message back from this young couple, telling me how much they loved the card and that the tiles reminded them of a boardgame they had recently bought. It is called Azul, and of course I had to look it up immediately on the Internet:
Just to show you that these motifs are used everywhere here, I'm showing you a bottle top from a beer bottle of the brand Alhambra.
It is our local beer as we live in the Granada province. The can also has the above motif.
I think I have mentioned before that I have started to make kombucha. (Fermented tea). It takes about a week for the first fermentation, and now I have put the kombucha in bottles with different fruits to flavor them and now I have to wait another week until this second fermentation is complete. Then we can taste it!I'll let you know how we get on.
Then we hung them up in our little shed.The broad bean season is over, but hubby has left several plants, so we can harvest the seeds. That is another little job I did this week: Taking all the seed beans (and peas) out of their pods.
Since last week, my friend A and I go for a walk twice a week. We walk from 9 until 11 or 11:30. Friday we found quite a lot of 'hiperico' which is hypericum, which in English is St John's Wort. It is used as an anti depressant, but I have put them in olive oil. I'll leave them in the sun for a week and the oil will turn red. Then I filter the oil and use it for burns and scuffs etc.
Here are a few photos from yesterday's walk.
I don't know what this yellow beauty is. Erika do you know what it is? Sorry I forgot to photograph the leaves.
This (below) is the flower from a granada tree. (pomegranates in English).We walked mostly along a dry riverbed.
(Untended) olive trees
That is it from me this Monday night. I will post this at midnight and wish you all a very happy T-Day.