Hello lovely girls,
Here we are again on Friday to show each other what made us smile this week.
First of all my postcard:
That is the pretty envelope I received yesterday. The stamps on it are gorgeous!
This is the postcard that was inside. It's a painting by Degas (Woman combing her hair) from the Louvre Museum in Paris.
And here is the little Renoir sticker
There is a story attached to this piece of mail. Sylvie had sent this on the 6th of May and then was a little upset when her letter came back to her:
But she just stuck the whole thing in another envelope (the brown one at the top) and tried again, after communicating with me to make sure I was still living at this address. I explained to her that postal services had been suspended during lockdown in many countries, and that there were very few planes flying. I am so glad she persisted as I am over the moon with her card and the decorated envelopes. It made my day. Or should I say, it made my week, or even my month!!
I am really enjoying my walks with my friend twice a week. We walk for one hour and then sit down for ten minutes and turn round and go back. Sometimes by a different route like last Friday.Since the photo was taken I have done some more second fermentation with different fruits to see which one we like best (that is providing the kombucha turns out well)
The 'hiperico' we collected on Friday is called St John's Wort in English:
You put it in a jar and cover it with olive oil. Leave it in the sun for a week and it will turn red. Below you can see that mine has already turned red.
The filtered oil will be very good for burns and grazes. It was used in WWI when of course they didn't have any antibiotica, but this works very well instead.My friend Dian came to visit me. She had some of the above mentioned cake and she was very enthusiastic about it.
It is called a yoghurt cake. It was so easy and quick to make. If you have a little yoghurt pot in the fridge, this is what you can do with it! I used plain yoghurt and a few drops of coconut flavoring I have in the fridge. Here is the recipe, for those who are interested:
And then it was July.......
Hubby was on his scooter behind a car, who suddenly drove backwards and bashed into his scooter. Both parties were insured and nobody was hurt, so it is no problem. We took the scooter to the repair shop, where the insurance assessor came to look at it. Then on Thursday we collected it again and are now waiting for the repair shop to tell us when we can bring it in.
That is it from me today. Now it's off to Annie at A Stitch In Time for the Link party. As usual I have some funnies for you at the end. This time I have some curious things about the English language, which are very funny to me, not being a native speaker. (And I couldn't help slipping in another nursing/medical joke).
Have a great weekend, and those of you in the US have a great 4th July celebration.