Hello lovely ladies, here another blogpost from sunny Spain. Yes, the days do not always start sunny and morning and evenings are still chilly, but usually around 6 pm it is balmy and sunny, and I sit by my front door in the sun. (Photo further down)
My postcards today are about childhood. I love black and white photographs and people often send me postcards like that. I received one from Japan:
This child doesn't look very Japanese, but I like the photo very much. The photographer is Chieri Iwatsu. I've not been able to find out anything about this photographer.
The sender is called Ayano, who wishes me Happy new Year. (The card was sent on the 2 of January, but I didn't get it until March).
The stamps are gorgeous. I assume the mountain is Mt Fuji, but then, there must be more beautiful mountains in japan, so who knows...
The second card is this one with children diving into the water. Very clever composition.
The stamp is the metro station of Marienplatz in Munich.
Have you had a good Easter weekend? Here in Spain Easter lasts a week, the whole of Holy Week, which is the week preceding Easter Sunday. From Thursday people have days off and everything is closed. But there is no such thing as Easter Monday. People go back to work on Monday.
It is the most important festival in the Christian calendar, so I pull out the stops and prepare something special. Usually lamb, which is symbolic for the sacrificial lamb. I ordered a leg of lamb and cooked it in the slow cooker (with onions and stock) the night before.
It was delicious with roast potatoes and a glas of Prosecco (a dry white bubbly)
Last week we walked to the surgery to have hubby's urinary catheter removed (all is well) and we walked past this house. I rather liked it. The window balcony is typical of this area (although I have seen them in Turkey, but don't tell the locals that!)
Hubby felt so well that he cooked me lunch!
Yesterday we went into town to get cat food. This store sells all sorts of animal food, seeds and agricultural implements.
Many kinds of animal feed, but our cat (who lives outside) only eats a particular brand. Luckily it is not the most expensive.
Then we went to the Chinese hypermarket that sells everything. Hubby got a brush to was the car and i got some plant pots to hang on the wall in the patio.
Then we stopped for coffee. Hubby wanted some cake as he was peckish. We spotted a nice looking piece of cheese cake and told the waitress that was what we wanted. She brought our coffees but no cake. She served a few other customers and we thought she'd forgotten and reminded her. OK it's coming she said. And we waited some more.
Then we saw the chef come out of the kitchen with a large glass plate in his hand. He proceeded to decorate the plate with chocolate powder and a sauce and some nuts. He placed the cheesecake in the middle and then squirted whipped cream all around it! This is what it looked like:
Well worth waiting for. You probably noticed it had two spoons. yes, we shared.
Now as promised a photo of yours truly by the front door. That side of the house has the evening sun. (Our patio is at the back and gets the sun in the morning).
I love sitting behind my little gate and watch the sun go down. The street is not a thoroughfare, only people on foot come by occasionally. I read or knit and I chat with my mum on the phone. In the photo the sun has already gone and I was just going back in when my hubby came home and I asked him to take the picture.
I will leave you with a bit of Tara Shannon.
'Where can I find hope?' asked Rabbit.
'It's always there,' said Bear,
'waiting to be found. But a good time to find it is at night.'
'Really?' asked Rabbit.
'Yes.' said bear,
'It is there, nestled amongst the stars, in the form of a promise.'
'A promise of what?' asked Rabbit.
'A new day.' replied bear.
I'm going to visit Elizabeth and Bleubeard for the T-Party. Please join me. All that is required is a beverage.
Bye for now,