mardi 27 septembre 2022

Today’s plans



During our trip to the Netherlands we stayed in a hotel in the Waden sea and the view from the window on top of our bed was not a frame but the sea.
When I entered the room I was disappointed by the view and did not sea this window…

Nearby was a small sea museum with ships 🚢 models
They all were beautifully made.


Sea birds eggs




A wooden carved whale and her baby

 We enjoyed the visit.


Since I came home my blood pressure is heigh because I had salt during my holidays, so good Dutch cheese and local farm food! Even if we have walked 60 km.
So Mr L gave me another treatment and I have to  use this 20 mn each day of course no salt.
Next time we will rent flats and I will prepare my own cooking 😞.
Today it is raining ( all the week) typical Normand weather back! But all is green again!
I have done my exercises and now wait for the new internet box to come . I am listening to some violin and watch the rain falling next I will prepare today’s dinner 
And maybe make some bread.

What are you planning for today?







Instead of making bread, hedgehogs 🦔 squirrels 🐿 and snails 🐌 came into the house!
Some are doubled with chocolate paste for Mr L!

lundi 26 septembre 2022

Still life.

This past weekend was busy, on Saturday we went to change our internet provider and it was laborious ! Tings go so quickly nowadays… I decided not to give up and subscribe to some courses to stay «  Connected ! »  and update my knowledge !
Mr L we to take the dog for a walk in the forest behind our home and brought some mushrooms for my Fall decoration and I went to the garden to get my little apples between two showers.
I also went to get a new pumpkin for my mantel decoration, I like the velvet shades.

I found the brooch nice for Autumn . During my holidays I bought this oversized coat and this cotton dress for mid seasons. They are both very confortable 
I knitted a snood to go with it.
 



Yesterday I cooked and baked , a crumble and a « Carbonade Flamande » typical dish from the north, beef meat cooked in beer with mustard on gingerbread usually with french fries, but we have it with steamed potatoes.

I know the recipe, but I saw it in « my magazine « Esprit d’ici » and it gave the idea to cook one.
It cooks for three hours but it so good!
I hope you enjoy your week!

vendredi 23 septembre 2022

Autumn cooking 🥘


 (Source ZZzoe)
After a very long and too hot Summer, Autumn is welcomed !  🍂 we have now a cool weather and some rain. The sheep and horses have grass too eat and the plants rain to strengthen again.

Last night I used what I had in the fridge and baked a broccoli quiche. I had a ready made pastry and used 4 eggs, low fat cream and some feta I had in the fridge.
MR L eating sandwiches and salads in a rush every 
Day for lunch, as you can see there is a few left today!
The lawn is green again

The horses are sleeping and sheep are grazing quietly.

All Summer the sheep have been asking for food all days, nobody came and I am glad they now feel better.
 Autumn cooking 🍳 is starting ! 

Happy Autumn !

jeudi 22 septembre 2022

This and that

When we went to the Netherlands 🇳🇱 we visited for the second time Giethoorn and the museum which was very interesting. I did not it the photos on my blog yet.

We bought waffles made by these man and ladies in costumes, they were very thin and delicious 
This is a typical wedding costume and hat
This is the inside of an old house







I love the closed beds. When the doors are closed it looks like a wardrobe.the beds were in the unique room


The baby chair
This afternoon I received a parcel from my son it was a present but I did not know about it. 
This is a swatch from the Queen ´s Jubilee!
The Queen and a Corgi surrounded by 70 gold dots.
Her garments colour changes each day.
This was a nice surprise and made my day.
 

I finished my ironing, a big ironing after our holidays , I finished a book and knitted a snood.

mardi 20 septembre 2022

An Autumn day


This is the last picture my son has sent me yesterday.
I had Maxime on Skype last week end and he was happy to see granny he was laughing and trying to talk.
I was glad he recognised me after only three weeks holidays with us. He is far away, but glad we have a connection together.
He is now soon 5 months old.

Last year during a weekend trip to the sea, I found this glass pumpkin and could not resist. 
I also worked on some felted wool forest animals. A squirrel, fox and some mushrooms and little felted pumpkin.




 This winter I have some more felted wool work to do during the cold days.
Yesterday I watched the Queens funerals on tv.
Today I finished cleaning the windows and cleaned the floors, now I am watching « Barnaby » and finish the ironing, try to finish… after our holidays there is a lot to do!


Starting Christmas decorations.

Yesterday, I started my Xmas decorations on the fire place mantel and on the console. It took me a long time to to take the Autumn decoratio...