Have you seen the end-of-the-year cartoon with two dogs talking? One says to the other: “It’s been a rough seven years.” Here are some images of animals and food from its last days. Oh, and a very special door.
The year chose to end itself with a couple of earthquakes in Croatia that shook the whole of Slovenia and some parts of Italy, making it harder to shake off the feeling that the earth is shaking off what she could do without.
Plus there was a reimbursement of dog food cost because they found salmonella in it. (Maybe because it’s salmon flavoured.) Luckily in a batch with another serial number and expiry date, but hey.
But before all that there was Christmas for which I made Francesca’s wonderful biscuits (with the recipe here on her blog Almost Italian), and amore’s birthday for which I made him a limoncello cake (recipe here on the aptly named cooking site Mangia Magna). And the next day he made us pork roast with apples.
Can you tell that today is full moon and I’m again not eating for 24 hours? (Just earlier amore came from the shop and I grabbed a mandarina, peeled it and swallowed it fast before I could remember my fast.)
Food, animals and doors, nothing much else going on around here. Frankly, so little happens during the day that I’m reluctant to leave my dreams behind in bed in the morning. There are so many people in them, and there’s action!
And the door? The door is on the floor, and we can only guess whether it leads to the stairway to heaven or the road to hell. As I was searching online for the right bathroom door mat, it caught my eye – but of course – and it just had to be this one. Find it in the gallery, and if you want one too, on Amazon.
But the best present came yesterday by way of Bojana (I’m not worthy!!) who directed me to the site with millions of free ebooks to download. I immediately found at least 20 from my wish-to-read list. Such joy! The first was “Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere” by Jan Morris who left us ten days ago. Here, let me be your Grandfather Cold (Dedek Mraz) who we used to have in Yugoslavia instead of Santa Claus. This is the site.
And finally, a tweet I just saw by Hugh Laurie (of Dr. House or Black Adder fame, depending on your continent and age). I think it sums up this year pretty well.
Dear blogging friends! I’m really glad for each time you have come over this year, and I wish we continue doing it a little longer. Thank you and have a good crossover into 2021. Cin cin!