Friday, October 30, 2009

Crumble time

Apple pie

It's foggy here. Cozy time. Good for baking. Maybe some apple crumble.
This picture shows an apple pie my husband made some weeks ago. It was very good but, for me, nothing is better than crumble.
So, crumble it is.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My birthday - part II



Here it is the cake.
I found a way of downloading those pictures I took with my new camera.


My husband made me a dinner, very good, that had leek soup, a kind of beef welington ( with pork) with mashed potatoes and vegetables and ice cream for dessert.
And in the end we still had my cake: a kind of pudding my mother knows I die for.



It was such a good night. The problem with all that so good food was, in the end I was so full.
Never mind, it's everyday that we have our birthday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My birthday



On the 22 October it was one of my girl's birthday, as I posted before, and on the 24 was mine.
I wanted to post here a picture of the cake and all but I couldn't find a way of transfering the pictues to my computer because I have a new camera!


Yes, my husband gave me as one of the presents. The other one is perfectly good but he wanted to give me one more advanced. The problem is I was so used to the other one that now I don't know, yet, to do some things as putting all the photos in the computer.
Never mind. I will show you the ones taken with the old one.


That's hubby's hand here.

I don't dare to show my face. When I see me in the mirror, I don't dislike it and accept very well the signs of the time but when somebody takes a picture of me it's so depressing. I was looking at some my husband took and I couldn't stop thinking to myself: who is this old woman? And I felt a bit sorry for my husband who married a pretty girl and now have this fat and old thing.
Well, I must say to myself that the image in the mirror is the true one, not the ones in the pictures.
Don't think now that I have a low self estime. I quite like me , with all my good and bed things - in my own opinion, more good than bed. It's just I have a very bad relationship with the camera when it comes to my face. I think I'm never well enough.
Sorry about this, I just needed to talk. Maybe someone who reads my blog can feel the same and understand.


Now, here they are some presents I had, given by my mother: a rose plant, a nightie ( it's so pretty, isn't it?)


a big birthay cake, my favorite, here still inside the box, and a Christmas towel.


My mother knows how I'm crazy for Christmas.

Monday, October 26, 2009

15 !

In my house ther is always someone's birthday.
Now it was the time of girl nº 2. She is 15 years old.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Slow Autumn

Hydrangeas

Here, in this corner of the world, the Autumn is coming slowly. We have flowers everywhere

Agaphantus
as it was spring or summer

Plumbago

but we can see the fallen leaves everywhere.

Monserrate

The temperature has been quite high. Now is going a bit better and pleasent.
We were dreaming with the rain and it came.



Now, in this moment, we are having strong clouds and a bit of sun. Yesterday it rained so much that today we are waiting for more.
Most people dont'l like the rain but I like it so much.
So, I'm happy in this departement.

For Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

21 years

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Today is our aniversary.
Thanks be to God.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Solo Dios basta



As I am in a music mood, this one from Taizé and with words of St. Teresa de Ávila.
It gives me always a sense of peace.
Praise the Lord.

Monday, October 12, 2009

And what about this one?

Are you dreaming already about Christmas as I am?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Erik Satie




I have a passion for this music.

It's so autumnal, almost mystic. Gives me a sence of peace and well being. At the same time makes me feel alive.

For you all.

Have a good weekend.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Arriving autumn



Here we are now feeling the Autumn arriving and, if it's not as obvious as in other countries more at the North, even so we can see the sins.
For instance, this tree of diospiros at Monserrate.



First of all, I must say that, translating on google, the answer for diospiros was kakis. I don't know if it's true. I must ask my husband.



Anyway, previous saturday, we went to the garden of Monserrate - more pictures in my blog Sintra, Glorious Eden - and again, this saturday we went there.
First most leaves of that tree were green, now most of them are brown.



Amazing how they changed in a week.



It's time to be cozy in the sofa with a throw - ah, I like that - and eat apple pie, which my husband already made.
I quite prefer the apple crumble and I'm planning to make it soon.
That amazing how, in all the blogosphere, people are feeling the same need of baking.
More news about it soon.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Almost there



I'm still quite computerless. Almost there.
Maybe in a day or two everything will be allright.