Hello lovely ladies,
It's Friday again and it's time for the smiles, the silver lining and all things positive.
Our village is in lockdown again, meaning that we can't leave the village. It started Wednesday, so on Tuesday we went out for lunch and did a fairly large grocery shop in town, as we don't have big supermarkets in the village. We are well stocked up and that is a good feeling. We also have plenty of wood, but just as we got our fire wood order home, then the sun came out and it has been really warm these last few days (as in 23 degrees centigrade warm). That made me smile.
What else made me smile was this card:
It arrived yesterday from Germany. It was sent to me by Pia in Frankfurt am Main. Thank you Pia, it made my day!
The title of the photo is: 'Still Crazy After All These Years', and the photographer is Jürgen D. Schmidt.
There were some nice stamps too:
The one on the right reads 'I'll write again'. And the flower on the left is an aster, which doesn't need translation as is the same in most languages.
We did have a fruitful and active week in spite of the restrictions. Saturday the weather was awful. The storm was raging and made an enormous racket. The noise of the storm freaks me out and I was not very happy, so I tried to keep myself busy.
Sunday always flies by with church services and other church activities. I finished the first sock for hubby. I'm doing a toe-up, magic loop sock with a fish lips kiss heel, so I can watch a film and not have to count or even think. It's the easiest sock method I have ever done and by the time of writing i have the second sock finished. A winner. Here is the link, if you're interested. It cost 1 dollar. Well worth it.
The storm has not yet blown over and at a certain point one of the doors slammed and all the glass shattered. Hubby put some card board in one side and some perspex he had lying about in the other bit.
I missed Monday somehow, but believe me it was not very interesting. Stormy weather and staying indoors. I had found a Spanish website that caters for Scandinavians on the Costa Blanca, but they deliver all over Spain. I treated myself to some Dutch goodies and lo and behold the stuff arrived the next day!
We also heard that our village had surpassed the half percent of corona cases (500 per 100.000 inhabitants) and had to go into lockdown again. So we jumped into action before the lockdown started, and went to our favorite restaurant and had lunch. I'm glad we went as it was practically empty (apart from a few lorry drivers). We need to support our local restaurants, do we not?
After the meal we went into town to do a supermarket shop.
On Wednesday we went to our friends' house as he has a studio lamp. I need to make a photo on the topic of 'coffee' for our photo club this month. I made a 'still life' with a hessian coffee bean sack and an antique espresso maker and some coffee beans of course. I'll show the photo after it has been judged.
We stayed for dinner. The weather has improved and we have been able to sit outside most of the day.
Then yesterday, I woke up to thick fog! I wasn't happy about that as i had lots of washing hanging outside (It usually dries overnight), but at 10 am the sun came out in all its glory and it was to become a really hot day!
I tried to do some knitting, but it's no good when it's so hot.
That was my week.
Will you join me at Annie's at A Stitch In Time for some more smiles? Or perhaps you'll join me at Virginia's at Rocking Your Week Friday.
Have a lovely weekend,
In the old days most children learnt French from a text book whose first sentence was: 'Papa fume une pipe'. (I still remember it)