Happy St Valentine's! Are you doing anything special today? I got my hubby a card, for the first time I must say. We don't celebrate Valentine's day but when I was in Holland my sister spotted this card and suggested it to me. Good choice:
We will be going out for lunch as we normally do every Tuesday and I don't know if that particular restaurant will do anything special for Valentine's Day. We shall see.
My postcard today comes from Canada:
Everyone knows I love books, so this card was a hit! I just love those colourful spines. I recognise the type of books as my dad had several of this type on the bookshelf. They are of the Penguin Poetry series of the 1960s.
The stamps is about the Chinese New Year, the year of the cockerel:
A very nice design I think.
I want to share a photo from Holland. This was taken at my mum's local supermarket:
What is that you may well ask. In Holland people pay a small deposit on plastic bottles, and also glass bottles, especially beer bottles and large soft drink bottles (soda) such as Coca cola bottles (1 1/2 lt ). You pop your empty bottles through the hole at the top, one by one. When you've finished you press the green button and out comes a coupon for the due amount. At the till the cashier will give you either the money or deduct it from your grocery bill. The black pipe on the right is for people who don't want the change (or can't be bothered). You put your coupon in the pipe and the amount will be given to charity. The large space at the bottom is for crates. A lot of people buy their beer by the crate, so a full crate of empties will get you quite a bit of money back, as you pay a deposit for each bottle and also a deposit for the crate itself. I think it is a brilliant idea that has been working in Holland for more than 20 years as I can remember it when I lived there. It is being well used as I had to wait for people to finish before I could take the picture.
Well, this is the tea party and still no drink in sight. I will look through my photos to see if I have something with a drink in it...
This is at my mum's. I had bought a box of starmix infusion (with star anise) which I love.I thought it was appropriate today.
I will finish with some heart related street art, all (apart from one) by Banksy.
That is it from me. Happy T-Day to all and hope to see you at Elizabeth's tea party at Altered Book Lover.