I can explain this.
No really, I can. It's not at all what it looks like. I'm not money-laundering.
It was more like money-soaking.
I had forgotten that I put these twenty Euros in the vase in the hall one day, not knowing where else to put them but not wanting to leave them out in the open.
A couple of days ago I decorated the flat for Christmas. Put pine branches in the vase, and in an enlightened moment - plants need water, right? - I poured water into the vase.
Turns out you can soak Euros for two days and neither does the color wash out nor does the paper loose it's nifty structure.
European quality, I tell you.
Tam, you won yesterday's advent gift. Would you please send me an email and tell me your address so I can send it on it's way?
For everyone who's new to the Lineanongrata blog: We have an ongoing celebration of Advent until the 24th of December. Every day one of you readers wins a small gift. If you'd like to participate, just leave a comment on each post until the 24th of December and you'll automatically enter the draw.