Thought I better try to start somewhat earlier today. Did I? Well, for a little bit, it is still morning, and for now the sun is shining. We had a temperature drop and suddenly we have just around 3 or 4 C and that isn;t really much. Of course, it is winter, so it should be colder, but not necessarily for me. It is however dry and for now we have sunshine and even blue sky. Yesterday there was much more wind from the NE, so that made it feel even volder, but today it looks better, at least less wind. If all goes well, we might get some rise of temperature middle of the week? For me that would be okay.
What was our week? Filled with some housecleaning work again, small grocerie shoppings, and with some things I don;t even remember anymore.
But of course I remember Jan;s birthday, which was on Friday. As usual I wait the day before till midnight and then I am the first to wish him a happy birthday, hahaha. so also this year. We already dont do much about presents but nevertheless I always try to have some utterly small surprise. This year I foun some old firework sparkles(the one you e.g. give little children at New Year, or use for a cake), we had some tangarines on the fruitbowl, and hopla, I knew what to do. At midnoght i plopped one sparkle into a tangarine, lighted it up in the kitchen and came into the sitting room singing Happy Birthday. The trick worked, Jan had to laugh fullharted about this idea. Then Igave him a big kiss and that was all. It made some kind of impression on hin, because when on the day my friend Heidi called him for a birthdaywish, he told her about the sparkle!
He received several nice cards and even an old friend came by later at day, for about half an hour to wish him happy birthday and to chat a bit. That was a nice break from the lockdown stuff. We still have severe lockdown till the 8th of February and may be the primary schools will open again the 8th, but it isn't sure yet.
On his Birthday Jan had a nice meal with some of his favourite things, so despite a minimal brithday celebration, all in all his day was nice. And so it had to be.
Perhaps you remember that on most Saturday's i don;t really cook a meal, but try to have something very easy. It also is a good day to try out some new recipe, with more or sometimes always less success, LOL. Yesterday I tried my hand on a bread an butterpudding. Must admit it tasted well, Jan liked it too(even took a second portion later in the evening), there however might be still some room for improvement, but in the whole it was nice. There is so much left over(I ALWAYS make far too much for us two) that we will have it today for dinner again. You can reheat it well the day after, so no problem there. It makes it really easy for me today, isn;t it?
I had the recipe from the Hairy Biker's Bakation series on the BBC. This bread and butter pudding is from the Eastern Europe trip, and is from the Czech republic and is called Zemlovka. If you are interested, they have lots and lots of wonderful and tasty recipes. Of course you can find much and much more bread and butterpudding recipes in Google.
Oh, I also went to an opticion to look for a new pair of glasses. I know it is a rather costly thing(my health insurance doesn;t pay for it, as far as I know now, have to check it again, but think it will be nothing), so I first went to check with several opticians. And there is quite some difference in price. At the end I landed with the same one I have my recent pair of glasses. If all goes right, I will have my new pair in about a wee or 10days. It will be a relief, because I now notice that my recent glasses aren't good anymore. But i had to wait around weeks from cataract operation before I could go to an optician. All needs time to heal well, but soon I will have good and clear sight again, yeah!
Good, that's it for this week. Wishing you all a lovely week to come and ..... hold on for a while and stay safe, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.