Hi everyone. Firstly an apology because my link to Annie's blog did not work last week. I have no idea why, and when I tried to add the correct one, it disappeared after a few minutes, and I couldn't add it again. Hopefully this week it will be OK.
I am smiling again this week because I have another visitor, and as you can see, he is smiling too. (Sorry about the quality. It was taken on my phone after dark).
Tom is our middle son, and he spent the week before this, travelling across Morocco. He lives in Denmark, and flew direct to Marrakesh, and then crossed to other side of Morocco, stopping at several places on the way, and ended up at Nadar where he was able to take a night ferry across to us at Almeria port. So last Sunday we took our other son and his family back to the airport for an early flight and then went down to the port to collect Tom.
This week has been quiet. He has been relaxing, dipping in and out of the pool, and enjoying the sun, which after the heat of Morocco, feels quite comfortable for him. We have spent the evenings sitting out in the porch, trying to avoid all the biting insects which are a real nuisance this year, and, as you can see, enjoying sharing a jug or two of home made sangria. It has been fun to hear about his travels.
As you can see in the photo above, I have put my big, very strong, fan outside and it has been very welcome some days and evenings, as the temperatures hover in the upper thirties. On that evening I was even able to do a few rows of knitting to finish off the back of the cardigan I am making. I had to start a new ball of wool for around six rows which is always annoying, and it comes in big soft, floppy balls which start to fall apart as soon as you use them. So I decided to rewind it into a proper ball first. I saw the light shining on it in my lap and just had to take a photo of all those gorgeous colours. It will be perfect with my Autumn wardrobe, so I must try to get it done by then.
Tom has a few ideas for things to do next week, so I may have more to write about then. But this week has been all about doing as little as possible.
As it happens the weather has not been quite what we expect for August, as each evening the clouds have gathered, so for the first time in ages, we have had some pretty sunsets. Last night the clouds were very black and there was thunder rolling all around us. We only got a few drops of rain, not enough to do any good, but villages near by had very heavy rain and there has been some localised flooding and damage. But as it is a long time since I posted any, I will leave you with three sky photos.
And now I will try those link ups with Annie's Friday Smiles and Rocking Your World, and hope I do them better than last week.