Hello lovely ladies,
It's Friday again and time to review the week and pick out the smiles, the silver lining and the positive things. I'm a person who's glass is always half full, so there is always a silver lining somewhere.
Let me start with my postcard. This one actually arrived this week and I immediately thought of you Friday ladies!
It comes to me from Finland from someone called Iiris. She tells me that Finland has been chosen as the happiest country in the world in 2018,'19,'20 and 2021!
The postcard shows an artwork by Arja Kotiranta and it is feltwork.
This is Arja:
And this is another of her works:
The artist at work:
I think Annie calls it dumphing or something like that. (Please correct me Annie)
The stamp has beautiful pansies on it.
Now for the highlights of my week:
Friday nothing much happened but I did accompany my dearest to our plot to check on all that grows. The oleanders are flowering and our new trees are doing well. We have had to protect them from boisterous puppies by putting chicken wire around them and now they are doing well.
On Saturday we had our Intercambio group (Spanish conversation) in the park. It is fun to see everyone go by. And we met some old friends.
Sunday was a very special day as there were some baptisms in the swimming pool. Again we saw many old friends we hadn't seen since the beginning of the pandemic. I had made one of my nice cakes as it was a 'bring-and-share'. There was so much food! The church has many members from South America in the congregation, and many cooked their country's speciality. There were people from Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
In the photo my hubby with his Mexican friend. I love his T-shirt:
Just an example of one of the dishes. This one made by my friend from Peru.
Needless to say it was a very joyous occasion and we had a lovely time.
My Danish friend had her sister over to visit. On Monday she was due to fly back to Denmark, so she came to say goodbye.
I'm developing my sourdough starter and I think it is ready to be used.
I tried to make a dough to make bread, with the stretching and folding technique. But I still think it's too wet. Anyway, I'm not going to throw it away. I'll leave it in the fridge and bake something tomorrow.
I baked the dough in my Dutch oven and the result could not be called a bread, but it was delicious. I'm doing better with my fermenting and have done another batch of Kombucha.
Today (I'm writing this on Thursday) there isn't much to report other than it's still very hot. I have been busy cooking all the raw meat from the freezer as the door had been left open and some things felt semi defrosted. So I'm cooking absolutely everything just to be on the safe side. My Instant Pot and the oven have been doing overtime. One lot of meatballs to do and then it's done. So no photo collage of today.
Of course there will be some funnies at the end.
Have a great weekend,
Take care and keep smiling!