Thursday, 16 March 2023

Thursday / Friday Post

Hi Everybody!

This morning I went to visit my friend Heike for a few minutes, and didn't get home till half past five! We decided to go out again for a meal in our fave restaurant, and enjoyed ourselves! And here is the proof - I had a huge sausage - David, don't be jealous - with mashed potatoes:


And Heike hat Kassler with green beans in a creamy sauce:


We drank our non alcoholic Weizen beer as always:


And for my  anything goes challenge at AJJ I have an A3 humming bird drawn in soft pastels:






And some thinkies /funnies:





Love these dragonfly wings!


I am linking to Nicole's FFO and
Gillena's Friday art fun

Have a great day, take care.
and thanks a lot for coming by! 

59 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a really fun day. And I'm glad you shared your lunch because it looks delicious. So doesn't Heiki's lunch. It's good to have friends, isn't it? And your hummingbird is really lovely. I can't wait for hummingbird season to come again. And those cows with the smiling pup is a great meme. It made me smile. Have a lovely next couple of days. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Thanks Erika, we did indeed. We very much enjoyed our food, that's a great place to eat. We don't have humming birds here, but now I have my drawing! Have a wonderful day, hugs!

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  2. What a fun day! Lovely art and enjoyed the thinkies.

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  3. It's still Wednesday here, but I am gad to FINALLY be catching up. You can have the sausage and I'll eat the mashed potatoes. Now I'm really hungry!

    Wow. LOVE that hummingbird. It's a beauty. Love the soft pastels, too. Thanks for the inspiration and great entry using your theme at AJJ.

    Great thinkies. LOVE the dragonfly wing and the cats in heaven. That's pretty true, too. Enjoy your end of week, dear Valerie.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, catching up is always hard! I'm not sure I would give you all of my mashed potatoes, they are so delicious there! Hugs!

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    2. I'll eat mashed potatoes any time, anywhere!!

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    3. You and me both. I love buttery, mashed potatoes with a fried egg on top - cheap and cheerful!

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  4. Hi Val, good morning Hope you are feeling well. It's still cold here, I'm longing for spring! Love your beautiful drawing, so beautiful. Your food lookd wonderful! Have a fun day, hugs, Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah, cold and windy here, too. Spring will come soon! Have a great day, hugs to all!

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  5. Gosh, those beers have a really good head on them, looks delicious - food too. What a sausage! Not sure what the meat is but I like the look of the potatoes on your friend's meal. Glad you had a fun day out.
    The hummingbird pastel drawing is so pretty, soft and gentle and very well done.
    Thanks for the thinkies/fiunnies, the dragonfly wings are beautiful, what a fabulous background for a piece of your work they would make.
    Hope you are keeping well
    Hugs, ~Neet xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Our beer tastes great and has no alcohol, so win win! My sausage was very delicious, and the meat Heike ate - Kassler - is a sort of cured pork, very tender and juicy! Hope all is well with you! Hugs!

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  6. What a yummy looking meal. Love the beautiful colours in your bird. Have a wonderful day. Anesha x

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  7. OMG there you are sausage-noshing again, with Heike as your accomplice. I shall have to remember that if ever you come to visit me " for a few minutes" to set aside the whole day and have a kilo of sausage on hand. I am not sure yet what I might have. Your beer may be non alcoholic, but my wine will be the real thing! Congratulations, Valerie, on your foray into the world of hummingbird art. Well done! It is not so long ago that I was enjoying the real thing in Cuba. You will have to join me there, bring your sketch pad, and you will expand your renditions in great measure, all the while sipping from a coconut shell. I'll investigate whether we can find Cuban sausage for dinner. Perhaps it will bring out the "wurst" in you! (Groan!). I shall look forward to your next post with great enthusiasm. Every your devoted hugger and kisser - David

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    1. So my devoted hugger and kisser, I am glad you are preparing for my visit, but only a kilo of Wurst? Cuba sounds delightful, but I don't think I'll make it in this life, perhaps in the next one! I had fun with the hummingbird, I must try to do more. And now you are trying to bring out the 'Wurst' in me!! Double groan! Have a great day, take care, hugs! xxxx

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  8. So glad you got out with your friend. Your dinners looks delicious-and I love those very tall beer glasses. Your hummingbird is so sweet, great memes Happy Thursday-Friday Hugs Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy. These glasses are only used for this sort of beer. Glad you like the hummingbird, I had fun drawing it! Hugs!

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  9. Your lunch looks great! Isn't it wonderful to have a friend that you can see for just a few minutes and it turns into a whole afternoon of fun and sharing? I like your hummingbird and the cat cartoon is the best!

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    1. It is indeed Jeanie, and the same thing happened again today! We get o very well together! Have a great day, hugs!

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  10. I'll go with the pork, yummy, but I do like a good sausage, just saying [smile] and love your sweet, beautiful hummingbird, gorgeous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Good food is always a pleasure! Glad you like my humming bird! Hugs

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  11. Oh delish ~ such comfort food ~ lovely feathered friend creation ~ and great 'thinkies' ~


    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol. Comfort food is wonderful when it's cold and windy outside! Enjoy your day!

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  12. Hello Val, looks like you're enjoying life, good for you! Love your art, too. Have a great Friday, Hugs!

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  13. Happy Thursday Valerie

    Much💜love

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  14. Das ist toll dass du so viel Zeit verbracht hast mit Freundin und gutes Essen. Dein Vogel ist wundervoll gemalt!!!! Das Lybellenglas gefÀllt mir auch sher und deine anderen Witzigen Dingen.
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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    1. Vielen Dank, liebe Elke! Dir einen schönen Freitag!

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  15. What a lovely time you had with Heike :)

    I do like your hummingbird ...

    Have a lovely Friday and early happy weekend wishes too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan, Happy Friday to you and yours, too!

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  16. A beautiful hummingbird! And the cats in heaven -- LOL!

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    1. Thanks Debra. The cats made.me.laugh! Hugs!

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  17. ...Valerie, I'm hoping to see many hummingbirds this summer. I'm trying to cut down on my swearing too, I wish you the best.

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    1. Thanks Tom, I wish we had humming birds over here! Hugs!

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  18. Yummy breakfast. Nice drawing of the humming bird. The dog is getting a lot of attention from the cows.

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  19. The sausage looks delicious!
    I love the face of the dog as the cows lick him.

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  20. You must be feeling well to make all of these outings. I am so glad. I love your art and on the funnies the first one for sure and the dog with the cows is priceless. Thank you for joining FFO and have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks Nic ole, that dog is really funny! Hugs!

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  21. Happy St Patrick's Day Valerie. Thank you for linking to Art For Fun Friday.

    Much💚love

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  22. I love your funnies! Happy St. Patricks Day and happy to hear you are out on outings!

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    1. Thanks Judee, I'm hapy to be back home and out and about! Have a great weekend, hugs!

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  23. I haven't had a German sausage since 1969-1970, when I lived in Munich for 1-1/2 months in the freezing cold. Wanting one now. I love that humming bird. Very nicely done in soft colors.

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    1. Yes, the sausages here are very good, which I could beam one over to you! Glad you like my humming bird! Hugs!

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  24. What a beautiful humming bird drawing in pastels! Glad you had a good lunch day out too, it certainly looked very nice. I hope you have a good weekend Michelle x

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  25. That is a pretty hummingbird. The dragonfly wings are gorgeous.

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  26. Oh Valerie, your humming bird is really beautiful! Going for lunch because you could is always a good idea!They both look delicious too! Those Dragonfly wings wonderful! Hugs, Chrisx

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  27. Well, meeting friends is always refreshing paired with a great meal it is like an 'icing on the cake'.
    Oh! you've used such beautiful shades for the humming bird ...so soft and lovely... it was fun reading this positive and happy post.

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  28. I'm looking forward to hummingbirds :) I'll let your art hold me over 'til they come in person.

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  29. Oh your food looks delicious ... I had to look Kassler up on Google, but once I knew what it was, I though I would have to try some of that:) And non alcoholic wheat bear is a new one on me as well ... and I am guessing I would love it. Your pastel humming bird is delightful and, of course, I love your Funnies and Thinkies. The cat angels are my favorite and I see my Chachi and Fonzi sitting amongst the others waiting for their dinner, Ha! Your Dragonfly Wings are amazing ... natures stained glass. You are so much fun, Valerie ... everyone enjoys your sense of humor along with your many other talents.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea! Kassler is really good, and tastes so good - I love it with sauerkraut! Yes, I often think of my dogs and cats and how goodx their hearing was when it was time for food!

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  30. I love those funnies!!! Your hummingbird is beautiful Valerie! And I'm drooling over the mashed taters and sausage!!! I used to make Bangers and Mash a lot, will have to start making those again!!! ♥

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