Hello lovely peeps, It's Friday again and time to visit Annie at A Stitch In Time and share our smiles for this week.
For me postcards in my letterbox makes me smile. And this week was another good week for postcards. This is one of them:
It very obviously comes from Switzerland, or... wait a minute....it actually comes from Ireland. The person that sent it to me lives in Dublin. She tells me she has been to Switzerland three times last year and saw the Rhine Falls, which are awesome (she says).
Here are some photos from Wikipedia:
The stamp is beautiful. It has a detail from the painting ‘Emigrants letter and envelope, 1988’ by Geraldine O’Reilly, representing communication with home and the importance of staying in touch.
Throughout history the Irish have been emigrating. Here are some of the other stamps in the series:
One features a photo of people gathering in The Galtymore in Cricklewood, north London, reflecting the importance of Irish centres and hubs to the emigrant community.
Another bears an image of suitcases at Dublin Airport, capturing the common experience of people leaving Ireland.
So what have I been doing this week? Here is my collection of collages:
My friend Brenda had gone visiting on the coast (where there are shops that cater for the British) and she found some Harissa paste. That is something I like but is not available here. Online they cost 11 euros for a small tube! But she found them for 1,69.
I'm eating figs every day as the trees are dripping with them.
My new microwave combi arrived. Hurray! But I found that the water reservoir (for the steam function) was completely shattered. Bummer. I will have to send that back. Hubby had a problem with one of his tyres and has had to put the spare tyre on until he finds a replacement.
Our vegetable plot is doing fine:
On Monday I went to the hot pool with my friend (in the car, not walking), and in the afternoon we went to see friends in the next village and swam in their pool. That was twice swimming in one day.
On Tuesday we took my damaged oven to the post office to be sent back and the same day my replacement oven arrived, but that one too was damaged! I ended up phoning customer service and I chose to accept a decent discount instead of sending that one back as well.
I used my oven for the first time properly on Wednesday when I made my first sourdough bread.
Yesterday we went to see our friends in a neighbouring village. They live near some derelict houses, which is the theme for this month's photo club entries. So we spent the afternoon taking photographs.
That brings us to Friday. And I know you are expecting lots of funnies. But I haven't been able to find any. The few here are not so very funny. Sometimes they just fall into my lap and sometimes I have to trail the Internet and not find much...
But some is better than none.
That is it from me today.
Have a lovely weekend and