Hello everyone! Nice and bright here in Bavaria. Our apples are growing.
Spike, the hedgehog came and visited us yesterday. He made a path behind the bush in our back garden.
Sharing with you my vegetable oatmeal diet. It’s working so far, yay!
Bye for now. We’re going to see “Dunkirk” this morning. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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Hello everyone! Just got back from our wellness weekend in Bad Füssing, which is famous for its thermal waters. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, it offered us a wide choice of events, wellness facilities, exercise programmes and activities. There was also a summer festival in their park so we really had a great time.
For: ALL SEASONS – JULY IS ALMOST GONE, The TGIM Weekly Challenge, Jo’s Monday walk : Whitburn through the Looking Glass
I am thankful for the oatmeal which I have been having for the last couple of days. Oatmeal with milk, cinnamon and berries in the morning. Savoury oatmeal for lunch, for example with onions, tomatoes, mange tout and carrots. And for dinner, either vegetable soup like a minestrone or savoury oatmeal with chicken. This “oatmeal diet” has helped me reduced my blood sugar values, therefore, I also reduce the amount of insulin injection, and hopefully will help me lose weight. There’s always hope!
I am grateful for the lovely weather last Saturday, conducive to our cycling trip to one of our favourite beer gardens, the Waldwirthschaft. It was an hour cycling from our house to the beer garden, passing through the Perlacher Forest and the river Isar. We had beer and grilled fish and pretzel. There was a jazz band playing some lovely tunes. Such a lovely Saturday.
What other things am I grateful about?
Him Indoors with me who’s free from gout
Just rang my mother and she’s fine
She talked about her friends, that’s a good sign
My brother was sent home from his ship
Got to see a doctor, he needed the trip
His right shoulder will be operated
Glad he came home to be aided
HRH the son and his beautiful bride
A friend came for a visit, they’re the guides
And of course, our flowers in the garden
Always different, give us a lot of fun
So, what made you smile this week?
For: TToT – 7/14/17 , Weekly Smile 80 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Boundless Challenge #2, The TGIM Weekly Challenge
What do we usually do on Sundays? Cycling, of course! Everyone cycles here, from small kids to seniors. As soon as the weather is warm, out with our bikes to see places. It’s fun to cycle – everything is geared towards the cyclists, with the bike paths, parks, lakes, river, beer gardens and mountains.
Things I like this summer
The sea and the field azure
Cycling to the park and having ice-cream
Everyone happy and carefree like a dream
Flowers in bloom with birds, butterflies and bees
Walking in the fields, enjoying the summer breeze
Reading in the garden and watching him gardening
Working to have a good tan under the sun basking
Having some grills with different types of salads
And for Him Indoors, don’t forget some spuds
Having a break from working, clients are on holiday, too
Having tea and cakes with friends and our coffee brew
Spending time with Him Indoors swimming, cycling, walking
Going to the cinema, eating out, staying in and a lot of bonding
So, what made you smile this week?
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Love breaks my bone and I laugh
Charles Bukowski said that, I mull
What does it mean to me and you?
I know you always make me laugh
When I’m down, you try to put me up
Either by talking about it or other ways
Or you’d do weird stuff that I forget
And I notice all the flowers around
All the ones you’ve planted for me
The brew of the café in the carafe
Pancit you cooked which made me full
Hydrangea and irises, flowers that are blue
The air is full of your good-nature chaff
When it’s empty you put tea in my cup
And you’re always there to give me praise
I’m glad to have you, you’re such an asset
After all these years, you make me astound
With thee my life is full of love and glee
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
- thanking Him Indoors for our 31 years and counting
For: Sunday Writing Prompt – July 2, 2017: Love Flowers, Thank God, It’s Monday! – Week of July 3rd 2017: 5 things I’m thankful for today
According to Wikipedia: Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.
Sharing with you some of the street scenes in Malta.
as well as water scenes.
We had some of the wonderful sunset experience.
We’ve joined a cruise to Gozo, Camino and Blue Lagoon. But as you could see, it was a windy day and we had quite a rough voyage.
Then, we had a three-hour bus tour around Gozo.
Sharing with you some of the food we’ve had on this holiday. I’ve had fish and seafood and Him Indoors has had burgers, steak and chips.
and of course, our drinks.
All in all, we really had a smashing time! Cheers!
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Happy Easter Monday everyone! Hope you are all fine. Him Indoors and I had a quiet and contemplative Holy Week/Easter holiday week. The weather was fine on some days, that’s when we cycled or did some gardening. When it wasn’t that good, we stayed inside and did some chores and other hobbies. I was able to write/blog a lot. I managed to write some poems.
I’m very grateful that my mother is fine in the Philippines. Through messenger, we video chat almost every day. My aunt was able to stay with her and together they visited some churches and went to Bulacan to see the passion play. My brother and his family were also able to join them.
HRH the son and his beautiful K went to see Southampton v Manchester football game. They said they had a great time. OK, Southampton lost, but that’s another story.
That’s it from me. Have a lovely week everyone!
For: 52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 43, THANK GOD, IT’S MONDAY! — WEEK OF APRIL 17th 2017: When saying thanks is not enough, Jo’s Monday walk : Around Salir, Tell Me Something Good #53