Sunday, the 14th was Mothers’ Day, and tomorrow, the 16th is Peter’s Birthday. We had quite a few visitors yesterday and received congratulations and gifts. Peter’s cakes were praised a lot. In the evening Caroline’s future mother-in-law came to visit, and we had a very pleasant evening with her as well as Caroline and Matthew.
This time I took no pictures of any of our guests. However I took lots of pictures earlier on that Sunday morning.
The coffee cups are filled, Caroline served some fried eggs and Peter has poured the “Bubbly”. We also had a lovely Vietnamese bread-roll each (warmed up in the oven) and of course some butter.
During the morning Caroline cooked some chicken soup for her Papa to enjoy during the week. She was concerned that Peter would not find the time to cook the soup for himself as he usually does. She knows that I am not so keen on cooking this soup since I do not like the smell or taste of such soup. This is very odd, I guess, that I am very sensitive to the smell of chicken. While this soup was cooking, I went for a little walk and took some pictures. I always find my walks more enjoyable when I can frequently pause to take pictures!
When I returned home later on I did some cooking for lunch: Potatoes, Sauerkohl, heated up red cabbage and Bacon Pork Chops. For desert we had vanilla ice-cream and cherries. And for drinks we had beer and/or wine.
I had already left home while Peter was getting ready for his outing. I was surprised when he passed me and could not resist to take this picture of him!
I liked it that I had time to stroll on a bit further. I ended up in a street where I had not been for a while. The above street sign is now nearly totally engulfed by this well growing palm tree.
I went along that lane walkway that is to be seen in the other picture. Next to the lane on the left side is this huge tree. I wonder, has it grown any further since I saw it last. Some time ago the man who lives on the right side of the lane talked to me about this tree. He was very concerned that one day in a storm it might fall over on his house!
Today now, I took some pictures of the presents that Peter and me received yesterday. The bottle of Greek Brandy Peter and I bought together for we do not want to give to each other any other gifts. As can be seen, we shared about half the bottle with our guests the previous night.