I had the pleasure a couple of days ago to attend a luncheon. It was fabulous because it was a huge spread to create your own salad. Oh the goodies!
As I was putting my salad together (spinach, bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts), I noticed a beauty.
I politely asked who this belonged too…. What I really wanted to do was dump the variety of cheeses on the plate so I could get a better look. The bubbly owner was so unaware that I was an admirer of her plate. I wanted her to know that she had great taste!
After the lunch was over, she brought the plate to me. I was lucky enough to get a better look.
Look at those colors! They are all calling my name, the blues. The hint of yellow and orange.
I made a mental note of the make and model. I smiled and said thank you!
I made a bee line to my computer to find that this pattern, Izmir, by Villeroy and Boch is a retired from 1973. Urgggg!
You know this weekend I checked out ‘other’ sources….
Got to love the internet!
We are moving to a rural part of a Germany. We have lived the city life for awhile and have become familiar with those sights and sounds.
The other day I was quite taken back when I literally had to stop in the middle of the road.
They were right up against the car. In fact, my car was shaking as they were bumping into it. I looked around to make sure I was doing the right thing. Was I suppose to stop? Was I suppose to keep moving? I looked behind me and saw several cars stopping also. I felt better! I just sat back and enjoyed the sight. I have to say, this has never occurred before.
It was fabulous!!! I actually felt I was in their way.
It is approaching Easter. In Germany, they like to celebrate this time of year by scaring away Winter. In order to do that, they wear things like these.
That would freak me out! It is Fasching! This weekend towns big and small held the annual parades. When Amazing Daughter was small, we never missed one. Now, we stay away!
As we go into Fat Tuesday and then Ash Wednesday, the celebrating winds down. But the masks are amazing. I think I might need one!
Enjoy your Tuesday!
At my friend’s house, this what we woke up to this morning. They are building a new house across the street. It still makes me laugh when I see a contractor bring in dirt after they have already dug up all kinds of dirt the day before. This why they do what they do for a living and I do not!
I do have to say, they have made it very tricky to get in and out of the driveway!
I find the construction of houses very fascinating. Even after I move into my house, I will still be visiting to check on the progress of the house. I am such a visual person!!!!
Happy Thursday everybody!
Oh my. The last three days I had the need for this baby.
I actually had to go and find them. Lucky me because they are not in a box somewhere……
I love the shades. More importantly, I love the reason they are needed. Sun, glorious sun.
It is a taste of the coming months. I am thinking tulips, pastels, and allergies. Something to look forward too!
Saturday night, Hubby and I had a date night. Those are always fun! We had a marvelous dinner then went to see a fabulous movie. It was the perfect combination of us. Art, history, and a little humor all mixed together. The movie was The Monuments Men.
I was hooked from the start. Hubby it took a few more minutes. Going in I knew the basics. I was just so shocked of the depth of the art that was destroyed. Sadden really. Because we live over here in Europe, we were able to relate to the towns. We have been to Brugge and have seen the Madonna. It really came alive for us.
I really like Cate Blanchett. She is such a versatile actress. She did not have a huge part in this movie but it was the human side of enduring a war.
It was a great movie for a Saturday night! Anytime spent with Hubby is a blessing. Now I have to order the book the movie was based on.
(PS… Since Lord Grantham was in the movie, I thought I would share, I finally took the buzzfeed quiz about which Downton Abbey character I am. I am Cora!!!!)
Enjoy your Tuesday!
Amazing! Purple! As I was walking I saw this little happy surprise.
It reminded me that Spring is coming. Happy thoughts started running through my mind. I love every season of the year. It is a reminder of the goodness of life.
This will be our final weekend in our empty house. My final weekend to hit my trail. No sadness. Just like Spring, only happy thoughts!
Enjoy the weekend!
Echoes are everywhere. Sliding is a must. Open space is exciting. Our house is empty. All is done except the items that are going to Hubby’s apartment this weekend. It is a relief that this phrase is over.
Stress free, no. I was not expecting that. It has actually been a great experience. I do look forward to settling in our new abode. We are not people that will wish our time away. We will enjoy the days we have before the move in.
We celebrated our last evening with a meal of boiled eggs and Israeli wine. Simple, easy and just what we needed!
Fine dining at its best!
I am a very fast learner! I got up this morning earlier to get a run in. Very happy about that!!!!!
It was a very good day packing wise. We had six people loading up and finishing up the last couple of rooms. It was a smooth ride. Lots of busy people.
They used the entryway as a staging area.
More goods from the upstairs rooms.
Next came the fun part. It has always amazed me how they are able to upload a truck. It was like watching a live puzzle being put together.
One of the movers decided to to take a break. I do not blame him. They worked hard!
Finished!!!! Well almost! The doors had to be reopened to put the end table in. Funny how they missed that!
Of course we had paperwork to be filled out.
Our packers picked up their trash and headed out. We will be seeing them again when they deliver.
Until we meet again……
I am so tired!!!! And I did not do anything!!! It started early. Like 7 am early. Like I thought I would enjoy our bed a little bit longer and then go for a run before the movers showed up early. It did not happen!!! I was putting on my shoes and the doorbell rang. Hello people with boxes and tape!
I seriously need to find one of these!!!! Day 1 we had two guys. Day 2 we will have six. Hubby had to go into the office for a while. I stayed with the movers. Lucky me. I made the rounds. I read a book. I snapped some pictures. I made the rounds… Get the picture???
They had a very productive day!
When I opened up the cabinets in the kitchen, the movers laughed. He told me I had a lot of plates. I agreed!
Our bed was not disassembled. That means one more night in our bed. I just know that at the end of the day, everything will be gone. A shell of a house will remain. All that will remain is the cleaning! That will have to wait until the weekend because back to work I will go Wednesday morning!