Friday, 24 November 2017

FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Malawi and Costa Rica

I am linking with Friday’s Hunt and Weekend Reflections and this week the letter is U, Mosaic/collage and “I ate this”. U for UNIQUE.  Surely no one has had a Christmas on the 9 October in Malawi before?   Anyone?


  Well I decided before I left N. Ireland to take Christmas presents over for the family as I will not be seeing them at this festive time.  I had hoped that Jon, my SIL would be with us when we went to Lake Malawi and we could have had a BBQ however Jon had to go to Zambia.  I did not want to have one without him so I said to Judith when could we have it but with lots of commitments in the family the only day was the next day after this conversation.  I said I would make a desert that I know everyone would like and as Judith had a late meeting after a busy day, I also said I would make a meal with what we had available in the house.  It ended up, that it was all UNIQUE as nothing turned out to the way I had planned however it was all delicious.


I had brought 4 new Christmas decorations for them so Judith had this Baobab tree and we put them on that which decorated the table. 
This also must have been UNIQUE.   


I made Savoury Beef bake however forgot to add the special ingredients of orange juice and orange peel to it.  Then I made a dessert that I have made for years.  Raspberry Moose. Well of course we had no raspberries but the vegetable man brought strawberries that morning but then we did not have a strawberry jelly so had to use an orange one!  Beating up the jelly did not really work too well with the equipment I had and we could not get any cream anyway so had to use the squirty stuff in the tin (not keen on that myself) having said all that, it was delicious.  The family enjoyed the UNIQUENESS of everything and the Christmas presents were received with great excitement.

Above is an image of the dessert.  “I ATE THIS” dessert which turned out to UNIQUE!



These MOSAIC tiles are assembled together to make this lovely art form which has been framed and hung in a building in the grounds of the first hotel I stayed at in Costa Rica in 2016.  Below is a REFLECTION image of another part of the beautiful gardens at this same hotel.  


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Thursday, 23 November 2017

GOOD FENCES - Mount Stewart (Part 4)

After leaving reception of the National Trust property of Mount Stewart near Newtownards, I had a look into the area where the public can 
purchase plants which have been grown on site. 
I spied this interesting hollowed out tree up against some fences.
I am linking to GOOD FENCES.


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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Mount Stewart Gardens - (Part 3 )

Recently I visited the National Trust property of Mount Stewart near Newtownards and walked round the lake 
and spied this Fungi at the base of an old tree.





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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Mount Stewart Gardens (Part 2)

Recently I visited the National Trust property of Mount Stewart near Newtownards and walked round the lake and I am showing you today the resident Mute Swans and their cygnets. On Saturday I will show you some other birds I found on the lake.

I am linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.







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Monday, 20 November 2017

THROUGH MY LENS - Mount Stewart Gardens (Part 1)

Recently I visited the National trust property at Mount Stewart and walked round the lake and although a lot of the autumn leaves had fallen I managed to get a few images and that is which I am showing you today.
I am linking to THROUGH MY LENS.







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Sunday, 19 November 2017

SUNDAY THGOUHT - Malawi

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. 



Photographed in the villate where we stayed at Lake Malawi.
October 2017

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Malawi

While we were staying at Lake Malawi, this little dog took a shine to me and in the last image you will see he decided to sit on my stomach! 
I am linking to SATURDAY CRITTERS.





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