Monday, 25 November 2013

The weekend of... provision

I'm watching the snow fall, and although it's really light and will probably stop by the end of writing this, the ground is cold enough for it to stay a little while.

Fortunately, the weekend actually had pretty good weather, which means... we left the house. 

Saturday morning we decided being married for 8 months and having been together for 3 and a half years warrented a date. And we had a gift voucher to use. So, after posting parcels to our parents, showing Malcolm the library, and using a voucher for free bread, we went to the historical cafe Vetters and had free hot chocolate and coffee, and paid for our cake. Can I just say that I am a huge fan of the cake here?




Afterwards we went walking a little bit and enjoyed actually being out together. Then we went home to tidy up and make pizza for the evening when friends came over. It was amusing how they arrived with their own cups of tea because we only have 4 mugs. It was a fun evening, showing each other where we're from on google earth and street view, chatting, and playing games.

Sunday the Wandergruppe aus Richtsberg wandered down to church, and afterwards we stayed for the "November Cafe", which is basically a fete or bazaar or whatever you want to call it. Music, cake, crafts, Christmassy stuff. When we wandered back up and arrived in the apartment foyer, we were pleasantly surprised by a couch being given away. It was just what we needed when the previous evening we'd had to sit on diningroom chairs which aren't very comfortable. It was actually two couches that go together to make a corner couch with chaise longue type thing (I am no couch expert, can you tell?), but we sadly had to break up the set because of space limits. We carried it in and with lots of team-work we managed to figure out how to rearrange out lounge to fit it in. I'm SO happy with it as it makes our lounge much cosier and we have more seating for visitors.


We feel really blessed by how much God has provided for us here - friends, a church, money and other stuff that's just nice to have, like free bread and coffee and a couch. It really is so amazing to see God's hand at work in our lives.

p.s. And it's still snowing and dusting our balcony with white!

18 comments:

  1. Your story about your friends bringing their own cups reminds me of how when we first moved in here we had to ask guests to bring their own chairs. :P Sometimes you just don't have a ton of stuff when you're starting out and that's perfectly okay! Making do can be a much more creative process! :)

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    1. We thought they might need to bring their own chairs too, but remembered that we have two in the bedroom. It's easy to forget about them because they're usually draped with clothes ;)

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    2. I haven't had to ask guests to bring their own chairs, but I have resorted to digging out the fold-able beach chairs to use for extra seating since I just have a sofa and two dining chairs.

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    3. We used to have to do that often for guests, beach chairs are great when seating needs to be temporary!

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  2. That cake looks nice! The craft fair sounded lovely and so glad you are settling in. : )

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  3. sounds like such a sweet date - hot chocolate and cake always sounds good to me :) glad the weather is easing up a bit too!

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    1. It's definitely one of my favourite things to do!

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  4. That cake looks delicious! I definitely agree with you. Sometimes you need to treat yourself, and your loved ones, to something special!
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    1. Having vouchers certainly helps too! :D

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  5. Free things are always wonderful! Great find!

    Glad you two got to spend a little time together (and eat that cake)! Yum!

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    1. Certainly blessed with free stuff! And I looooove weekends when Malcolm is home :D

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  6. I'm so happy to hear that God is providing for you so well! What a blessing! :-)

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  7. We just got our first snow, too. Oh, holiday time it is! And that cake looks great!

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    1. I'm loving the Christmassiness here!

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