It's Friday again. And today is about smiles. I hope you are all wearing one today!
My week had many smiles in spite of the fact that it rained the weekend until Sunday.
Our Danish neighbours are letting another couple stay in their house for two weeks holiday. They are both stressed out due to personal circumstances and have come to relax. Well, that was not to be: (probably because of the rain) the house was very damp and the electricity was very inconsistant for a while and then packed up completely. Meaning they couldn't operate the heating system and they were cold. The was no light and no heating. How miserable can you get. We taught them to light the almond shell stove but for some reason it kept smoking and this lady has asthma. In the end we got the electrician out and he got them power again. What I want to say with all this is that most of our week has consisted of helping the Danes.
After the power was fixed, they were a lot happier. I showed them a place called Guadix, a town 55 km from where we live. It has a beautiful cathedral:
This is the main entrance.
The pavement is typical Andalucian
There were many of these beautiful doors.
There was a museum attached to the cathedral and was included in the price. This vestment is all gold embroidered!
This one too.
This book didn't have an explanation by it but I think it is ancient notation of Gregorian chant.
Now for a few funny photos:
This is our dear cat, no, not roaring. He was yawning!
This beauty was growing along the side of the road. It is far from our house so I won't be able to come back and see the flowers which would come out probably the next day (or night).
Now for my postcard:
It comes from Portugal. It features the Alfama district of Lisbon, best known for its 'Fado' clubs. (fado clubs are clubs in which people come to hear fado music, obviously. fado is a sad, somber, emotional kind of music, with a mellow atmosphere. you can order food and drinks there, and listen to the entertainment.)
The stamp is beautiful too. It shows the Arrabida bridge in Porto.
I'm going to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time to join in with her Friday Smiles. I'm also joining Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday. I hope you will join us too.
Bye for now,