Good morning lovely ladies,
The above image is just something I found on the Internet. I thought it was a cute coffee cup. Actually it is a huge coffee cup. My mum has a plant pot exactly like this one.
How are you all today? Ready to join Elizabeth and Bluebeard's T-Party? All you need is a beverage (or a reference to a drink). The above picture would qualify me, but there is more to come so keep on reading.
First off my postcard. This one comes to me from Germany. It was sent by a guy called Dirk. He lives in the Ruhr area of Germany, but sends me this great card of a Volkswagen campervan. A bit of nostalgia for some people. I personally think they were a bit cramped. We never had one.
Can you see the palm trees? I think that is especially for Elizabeth.
The stamps are beautiful. They are entitled: Dessau-Wörlitzer Gartenreich.
Wikipedia writes:The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, is a World Heritage Site in Germany, that lies between city of Dessau and the town of Wörlitz in Central Germany. It was designated world heritage in 2000. It is one of the first and largest English parks in Germany and continental Europe. It was created in the late 18th century under the regency of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817), returning from a Grand Tour to Italy, the Netherlands, England, France and Switzerland he had undertaken together with his friend architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff. Strongly influenced by the ideals of The Enlightenment, they aimed to move on from the formal garden concept of the Baroque era in favour of a naturalistic landscape as they had seen at Stourhead Gardens and Ermenonville. Today the cultural landscape of Dessau-Wörlitz encompasses an area of 142 km2 (55 sq mi) within the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.Gartenreich Dessau Worlitz.
That is amazing. That must be such a beautiful garden! I personally know the above mentioned Stourhead quite well as it was near where we used to live and we had season tickets.
What sort of week have I had? Well, we have had the first rain of the season. It was just one day.
But as it was on a Friday, I went walking with my friend. It was dull and overcast, and I had to wear a jacket (for the first time this season).
The temperatures plummeted. Even the swallows decided it was too cold and congregated on the power lines, ready to travel to warmer climes.
Hubby's vegetable plot continues to feed us with good stuff. This is what he brought the other day:
And what do you think of this whopper!
I have since cooked it, and this is what I did:
I roasted the beet with potatoes and onion. Delicious!
And we had a pie with it, which we shared as it was very big.
Yesterday I bought another mask. I saw it in the shop and thought it would match hubby's.
I was asking hubby to pose for a selfie when he was in the middle of baking pancakes. (in case you wondered why he is cooking with a mask indoors). The pancakes are made with the discarded sourdough starter. We'll have them for breakfast tomorrow.
You've already seen this beetroot and potato roast, but now my glass of wine is in it and that is my ticket to the T-Party.
I made another plum cake on Sunday for the boys of our house group.
And I made spaghetti this week in stead of tagliatelle. More than half of that went in the freezer as I have made far too much.
I'm leaving you with a smile: This week I also got some muslin cloths to cover my kombucha pots. This were the instructions on the packet:
I apologise that some photos are on the left and others in the middle and the sizes are not uniform either. The new Blogger seems to do its own thing and I don't seem to have much control over the situation.
That is it from me today. Have a good week everyone, and keep smiling!