Monday, February 15, 2010

Carnival and Valentines Day

We are in carnival days.
I don't like it.
When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to make me nice clothes for these days: a fairy, a ladybird, a butterfly...So many nice things.
Now I don't like it and I always make the effort to dress the girl that is in the first years at school because it's required that they are dressed for carnivals ' friday. So my little one was a stawberry. I would like to show you but since I decided not to post their faces in the internet, I can't.

Carnival will go untill tomorow, the last day, followed by Ashes Wedensday with fasting. Because here most people say they are catholics but they don't even know what is to be a catholic, most people don't fast. I do. If any catholic is reading this I say: have courage and fast. It's good for your soul. God doesn't need our fasting but we do. We need to fast for our sins.


On Valetines Day.
It was not a thing of our culture but shops thought it was a good way of making some more money and began to fill the shops of valentines things and now everybody buys them.

First it was nothing for me buy when I married an englishman it became a bit important .

So, yesterday my husband gave the beautiful chocolate box you can see.

Pitty I couln't take a nice picture but it will give one idea of the beauty.

He invited my parents to lunch with us.

Camembert, Stilton and Cheddar
Looks like a turkey, so big it is
Roast potatoes and parsnips
Can you see the steam?

Apple crumble. The apple made by me and the crumble by my 8 years old girl.
Coconut cake, given by my mother.

It was such a good day.


Jenny said...

Wow delicious food, be best if you don't look at these photographs when you are fasting.

Spruce Creek Farm said...

I love Godiva chocolate!
When my daughter was still living at home, (she'll be celebrating her 9th year of marraige this year) we would go to the local shopping mall and visit the Godiva chocolate store; they would give out samples of their chocolates! It became almost a family tradition for us to check out the Gadiva store every time we visited the mall, just to get a sample. Of coarse, you then felt obligated to purchase something!
All the pictures on this post look mouth-wateringly delicious!

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

How fascinating about the carnival days! Kind of like a celebration before the season of lent. You have wonderful treats before your fast, everything looks yummy!