We had a wet and stormy day here on Saturday, but Sunday was really a sun day. I could hardly believe my eyes when I looked outside and saw the sun again! We have been promised very mild, spring-like temperatures with a mix of sun, wind and rain this week. And some people still say the climate is not changing....
This week we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely Sandie is hosting. The post will be going live at 9 pm GMT. She has chosen shabby chic or vintage as her theme, so there's lot of scope there. She has 2 beautiful and inspirational tags on our blog to give you some ideas. I made an oval, vintage tag using a photo of my great auntie Fanny. Other images used are from Serif and me. As always you have 2 weeks to join the challenge, and I hope to see you there. Joan has left our DT because of family commitments, and we will miss her. But we have a wonderful new DT member, Pinky, who is a fantastic crafter, so I would like to give her a big welcome into our team:
Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday link party, which always begins Monday evening. I would like to welcome all the lovely ladies of the T Gang who stop by here.
The shops here in our little town have plenty of lovely, seasonal china:
I also had plenty of coffee to keep me going on my many walks. In spite of three days non-stop rain last week I still managed to walk 97 kilometers. On Saturday evening it was so windy and wild that my umbrella was ripped out of my hands and flew off. I'm just glad I didn't get blown away like Mary Poppins! I have no idea where it landed....
This was taken in an Italian cafe, where they have a big display of Panettone, a sweet and delicious Cake/bread made and eaten at Christmas:
And this is my joy at home, my beautiful, automatic coffee-maker, which makes me all sorts of coffee whenever I want:
And I have started on some festive stuff here. Last week I baked cookies and shortbread with Nathalie. Now I have started on home made chocolates, which I will be giving away as little gifts. These are filled with cranberries soaked in chocolate liqueur:
Here I have just added the filling, the top layer of choccie comes next:
These are filled with peanut-butter and topped with sea-salt:
And the bad thing is, I have to keep trying them to see if they taste good.... I hope you are feeling sorry for me!
This is my version of an English fruit cake as WIP. It still needs to be covered in marzipan.
The sky this morning was beautiful:
And it was lovely to be able to walk all day and not get wet once....
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!