Hello lovely ladies,
It's Friday Smiles again and time to look back at the smiles of our week, the silver lining and all that was positive.
My first smile is my postcard. I received it from Germany earlier this week, when I received 6 other cards, all from Germany. (There must have been a mail train from Germany or a flight, as they all arrived together.)
This is something we all wish we could do: bathe in the sea in the sun. These ladies in their daring bathing costumes certainly seem to be enjoying it.I read my book in little over 24 hours and have started The Surgeon by the same author. Exciting stuff!
The info on the back gives us a date: 1925, and the place: Muritz on the Ostsee.
This is what it looks like now:The stamps are beautiful. The large one on the right I have featured before.
The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, (German: Dessau-Wörlitzer Gartenreich) 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.
Let me show you the collages of my week. I never did a collage on Friday, but Saturday was a lovely day. I smiled because of the sun, and because we had pancakes for breakfast, a real treat. Also I started a new book. Tess Gerritsen (A Dutch name, but she is American of Chinese descent) The Sinner. It is a medical thriller. In real life the author is a surgeon, so all the medical stuff rings very true. I couldn't put it down!
When we went shopping on Monday, there were a lot of empty shelves and i was getting worried, until I realized that there had been heavy snowfall in Madrid and central Spain over the weekend. The news mentioned blocked roads and lorries stuck in the snow. So I suppose that is the reason for the lack of supply.
On Tuesday we went out for lunch at our favorite restaurant, and then spent the night at our weekend home nearby.My sister, who also lives in Spain, is a golfer. When they have bad weather, she doesn't know what to do with herself. They did a jigsaw and loved it, so then I found another puzzle that I had double and I sent it to her.
Yesterday I made Dutch pea soup in my Instant Pot. I have my own recipe. I just put all the ingredients together in the Instant Pot and I guestimated 20 minutes of pressure, and it turned out perfect! (Recipe further down)
That was my week dear ladies. How about yours?
I'm going to join Annie at A Stitch In Time and Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.
Of course as per usual, there will be some funnies at the end.
Well my dears, stay safe and take care,
The following one is a Chrismassy one that got forgotten: (Please sing out loud)
The translation of the below Spanish text is: Please check that it is not someone from your group.
This is not really a funnie. I just like these benches: