Here's wishing you all a great, new week. In my last post I boasted that we had 2 days without rain. Well, the weather gods made up for it, and the storm brought us gale force winds and very heavy rain all day. I tried to go to the Rhine yesterday morning, but had to turn back because the wind was too strong. I had to drink coffee instead! The wind was so strong that it blew 2 huge containers from a Rhine ship, which had to be rescued from the shore here by police and the fire-brigade! You can see photos here. All of the carnival processions in Rhineland were cancelled, so many people were disappointed. I am not a fan of carnival, as so many use it as an excuse to get drunk and behave badly. Today there is less wind, so the parades can take place.
On Monday evening we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday. This time Sandie is our host, and has chosen the theme 'Paris', which will surely make many hearts beat faster!. She has some beautiful, inspirational tags on our blog, and I hope to see lots of people joining in. The challenge goes live Monday evening at 19:00 MET. And the winner of the prize from last week will also be announced!
My tag, made with elements from Serif and me, shows Paris in the spring. The girl is enjoying a glass of red wine - hope she doesn't drink too much and fall off her bike! And the tag links nicely to Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday gathering, so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang.
I had lots of opportunities to visit cafes in the past week, and drank quite a lot of coffee - what else? Last week after an appointment in Düsseldorf I saw this sign on my way back to the tram station:
So, I decided to take a photo through the window:
A lady sitting in front of the cafe said, 'Don't just take a photo, go in, the coffee's wonderful!' So I did just that - and she was soooooo right!
It's a small place, simply furnished, with clean, clear lines:
And the coffee really was the best I have had in a long time, so yes, I will be going there again!
And we often went for a coffee in 'our' ice parlous:
Here's Nathalie enjoying a cheese cake with her Latte:
And some cups and plates in our thrift shop here:
We had some nice sunrises this week:
My indoor garden is growing fast:
The trees and bushes outside are starting to go green:
And my daffodils are now huge:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!