Hello lovely ladies, sorry I'm late to join the party but we had some important business to attend to and so everything else had to wait.
But here I am and as Bluebeard and Elizabeth are organizing their famous T-Party, I will show you our Saturday breakfast table. I had the window built at the hight of the table so I could look out onto our little patio and enjoy the flowers in the hanging baskets and window boxes.We had pancakes (as every Saturday) and tea. I also have a glass of grapefruit juice.
Yesterday my friend and I decided to go for an early morning walk (9 am for me is early morning). We spotted the first apricots growing on a tree. They are not ripe yet though.
We also saw wild caper bushes. Their flowers are gorgeous.
Wikipedia says: Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, also called Flinders rose, is a perennial plant that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers. The plant is best known for the edible flower buds (capers), used as a seasoning, and the fruit (caper berries), both of which are usually consumed pickled.
I always wear my boots when walking in the country. Not just for the ticks, but mostly for the 'pinchos', those dried sharp parts of plants that travel inside your trouser legs and scratch and pinch you. Very uncomfortable. Look what my boots looked like when I took them off!
And the gym on the football field. The season of our gym club is finished now, and to close the season (that was hardly a season at all because it stopped in March) the village council organized a sports event on the football grounds. We were one of many groups and we had to stand two meters apart on the astro turf (grass doesn't grow here, so they have fake grass) and we did a full hour of aerobics. I was absolutely shattered at the end of it!
Over the weekend we witnessed the starting of the water pump of the bore hole above our land. It belongs to our friend Shaun, who lives abroad, so we and a couple of other friends look after the estate for him and one of our friends managed to get power going and the pump still worked! It had not been used for 12 years, but it works! Here is the pump sitting in the bore hole.
And here is the first water gushing out. It is still quite muddy, but it ran clear a few hours later.
We were on the highest point of the estate. The view over the village and surrounding area is stunning. (Our house is the white building below the red stripe)
Here is a little friend that visited us the other day. He sat under the table as we were having coffee on the patio.
My kombucha did not turn out well. I had left it too long and was undrinkable, so I started again. This time I had large 10 litre glass pots. I made the sweet tea and then I filled it with (cooled) boiled water. I was able to use the scoby (culture) from the previous one and now it's a waiting game while it ferments.
That is all that has been happening here.
Happy T-Day and have a great weekend,