Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 20 Sept 2016 - T for wine

Good morning my Tuesday friends! I'm joining up with Elizabeth at Altered Booklover for T for Tuesday, a meme where we share something (it doesn't matter what) as long as it has a drink in it. 
Here is my contribution:
My friend in Italy had given me a bottle of organic local wine to take home. So when a few days ago I cooked pasta, we opened the bottle and very nice it was too.

My postcard today comes from Siberia:

It is from Nadya and she writes: "Hello Lisca, My name is Nadya, I'm 24 years old and I live in Irkutsk, Russia. My mother comes from Yakutia (it is a region in the north of Siberia) where people wear traditional clothes made from deer hide and decorated with beads and embroidery. It gets really cold in Yakutia, sometimes even -60 degrees C! Best wishes."

I love traditional clothing and the work that has gone it to it. These deer hide clothes look really beautiful!

What else can I tell you.... my craft room is finished!  Whoopee! I haven't taken a photo of it yet as there is now a bed in it. Our daughter is coming to visit and the craftroom doubles up as a guest room (hence the en-suite. Do I really need a shower in my craft room? Mixed media is messy but surely not that messy!) She leaves again on Sunday, so I could show you next Tuesday. Watch this space.

The other bit of news concerns this:
I just finished my last box of pills. I had to take these for 5 years! It means it is 5 years since my radiotherapy and I am now a 5 yr cancer surviver. I am a statistic! Yoohoo! The Lord be praised!

This is what we had for lunch yesterday: savoury bread & butter pudding (to use up my old bread). Two rows of buttered bread slices and in between each slice of bread is a slice of tomato and a slice of bacon. The whole lot is soaked in seasoned eggs and milk, sprinkled with cheese and baked in the oven. Yumm!

That's it from me today. I'm going to make myself some tea. This week we have started to drink hot tea again. Here in the summer we usually drink cold tea as it is so hot, but the weather is a bit cooler now, so I am enjoying a pot of tea. 

Happy T-Day all, 
and a good week.


  1. An amzing post as always- the very best is to hear that you are well and I hope and wish for you that this will last for a looooooooooong time furthermore!
    Have fun with your daughter !
    The recipe with the old bread sounds super.. I will try this for sure when we have old bread the next time! Sounds delicious! Enjoy the warm teas - I do as well.. we got autumn here as well and hopefully we don't need such warm traditional clothes this winter- lol!
    I would not like to live there from where your postcard friend's mother comes ...brrr.
    Happy T-Day Lisca!
    Looking forward to see your new craftspace next week!

  2. Congrats on 5 years. How exciting is that. AND the craft room being finished AND your daughter coming. You have lots of good news in your life right now. Both your dinner and lunch look delicious. I have never heard of that bread and butter pudding as a savory dish-but it sounds delicious. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  3. This is an exciting post, Lisca. I'm so thrilled for you. You make a fantastic statistic.

    That wine looks wonderful, even though I don't drink. Of course, I would love the pasta.

    I want to try that recipe, but I think I'll add my own tomatoes, basil, some cheese, and leave the bacon for the meat eaters out there.

    That is a lovely postcard from Russia. That deerskin is really gorgeous. And speaking of postcards, I adore the tea one. Chaos maybe!

    Thanks for sharing your wine, your savory bread recipe (which I'm going to try once the weather cools a bit), and your hot tea with us for T this Tuesday. Again congrats on your survivor status.

  4. I do enjoy your posts! Hope you enjoy time with your girl. You've had a MOZZA family time lately. Fabulous! And tea rocks. I only have hot, except often I'm crafting & it's cold before I get to drink it, LOL!!!!!

  5. First of all congrats on having finished your pills, and having survived the five years. I celebrated that last year, and know how it feels! Glad you were able to enjoy your wine with good food. I like the sound of savoury bread pudding, too. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  6. wow so many things to celebrate Lisca!! Most importantly congratulations on being finished with your treatment and being cancer free! Your dinner looks oh so inviting as does that casserole. How interesting to receive such wonderful postcards and information. I wouldn't survive the kind of cold they get in Russia. Looking forward to seeing your craft room. Enjoy, celebrate, and happy T day!

  7. Your Italian meal looks delicious and I have never heard of a savoury bread and butter pudding - yum! It's great news about your recovery, many congratulations! The postcard is fantastic especially with the wonderful story behind the deer hide clothes, they look really beautiful and must be so warm to wear with those cold cold temperatures :-). Thanks for sharing and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J :-)

  8. First of all its good to read that you have finished the pills , congratulations on reaching this happy day for you.
    I will be trying that Bread savoury dish it looks delicious.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Such good news in this T day post! Congratulations on reaching your 5 yr Cancer free anniversary!!! Now that is something to celebrate!!! Now lets talk about that craftroom..Woohoo!! One day ONE DAY those words.. craftroom done will pass my lips...lol I would be happy with just craftroom usable...lol That day is coming...lol And that bread looks so yummy!!! So , so glad you shared this Tday!! Hugs! deb

  10. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to hear you made 5 years....cancer free! Yes, God is great!!

    Super great post card, I'm with you on traditional clothing.

    I can hardly wait to see photos of your craft room and Deb's too. My new craft room is still on paper....LOL Hopefully that dream will materialize this next year......since we are still in the planning stages. I'm not planning a shower in there *grin* but I am going to have a sink in it.

    Happy T-day and thank you for the comment.

  11. Congratulations on your 5-year mark! What a blessing that is :) The color of that wine looks wonderful, something I'd definitely enjoy I'm sure.

    It sounds like you'd _need_ clothing like that if it gets that cold. I prefer warmer weather lol.

    Happy T Tuesday

  12. Doing the happy dance for you dear Lisca on taking your last pill and being cancer free for five years! That is wonderful indeed. You are glowing in that lovely photo.
    The Siberian clothes reminds me so much of American Indian clothing.
    Wishing you a Happy T Day.
    p.s. thank you for your visit and nice message on my Magpie's Nest

  13. Great News fir Celebrating you 5 years of Freedom!!!!! Love the postcard and the clothing. Burrrrr!!! Way too cold for me there!!! That bread dish sounds sooooo goood!!!!!

  14. finally my guests are back home again and i find the time for a belated t-day blog hop...

    wow, a postcard from siberia!! and a great motif on it...
    the dish Looks really delicious! surely would be my taste!

    congratualtions on being a survivor for 5 years! i can totally feel with you what the past years have meant (i still have 2 years to come to this Point...).

  15. Hooray! wonderful post...amazing looking food too along with the great news. Sorry I'm so late in visiting...

  16. Congrats on 5 years.It's time to celebrate my friend!Love your dinner and the postcard. Can you post a recipe for bread and butter pudding? It looks yummy yummy.I love wine too. My grandparents are from Italy and they taught me to love wine. Happy T day!