Good morning lovely ladies, It's Friday again (doesn't that week fly!). Today I want to share a postcard, the silver linings from my week, and some funnies.
First off is my postcard:
It comes from the Netherlands and it features some land-art. (No, I didn't know that it existed either). At the top left is something called Aardzee (earth sea) by Piet Slegers. And the other two photos are the Observatorium (Observatory) by Robert Morris. One can find this 'landart' in the part of the Netherlands called Flevoland.
In the southwest the Flevopolder – larger than the above – was then reclaimed; its southeast half in 1957 and other parts by 1968.
An key feature of the latter was a narrow body of water, kept at 3 metres below sea level, was preserved along the old coastline to stabilise the water table and to prevent coastal towns from losing their waterfront and access to the sea. Thus, the Flevopolder became an artificial island joined to the mainland by bridges. The municipalities on the three parts voted to become a province, shortly before this was effected in 1986.
The capital is Lelystad, but the largest city is Almere.
The stamp is the standard international stamp with the head of HM king Willem Alexander of the Netherlands.
We usually do our shopping on Monday but because Monday was a national holiday, Hispanic Day, we went on Tuesday evening. On Tuesday I also made some cards. This particular one is for my mum's old neighbour an friend.
On Wednesday I made an old favorite of mine: pasta fagioli. An Italian peasant dish with borlotti beans and home made pasta. Yum, that took me back.... My cactus had been in the sun too long and I needed to trim off the burnt bits.
My sewing machine is still not working and there are many unfinished face masks on my work table. One of my friends has offered to lend me her sewing machine when she goes back to the UK in early November. That is very nice of her.
Yesterday I made a typical Dutch dish: slavinken. They are meatballs wrapped in bacon.