Friday, 5 May 2017

A Postcard A Day - Friday 5 May 2017 - Friday smiles

Hello peeps, 
It's Friday again. And today is about smiles. I hope you are all wearing one today!

My week had many smiles in spite of the fact that it rained the weekend until Sunday.

Our Danish neighbours are letting another couple stay in their house for two weeks holiday. They are both stressed out due to personal circumstances and have come to relax. Well, that was not to be: (probably because of the rain) the house was very damp and the electricity was very inconsistant for a while and then packed up completely. Meaning they couldn't operate the heating system and they were cold. The was no light and no heating. How miserable can you get. We taught them to light the almond shell stove but for some reason it kept smoking and this lady has asthma. In the end we got the electrician out and he got them power again. What I want to say with all this is that most of our week has consisted of helping the Danes.

After the power was fixed, they were a lot happier. I showed them a place called Guadix, a town 55 km from where we live. It has a beautiful cathedral:
This is the main entrance.
The pavement is typical Andalucian

 There were many of these beautiful doors.
 There was a museum attached to the cathedral and was included in the price. This vestment is all gold embroidered!

This one too.

This book didn't have an explanation by it but I think it is ancient notation of Gregorian chant.

Now for a few funny photos:

This is our dear cat, no, not roaring. He was yawning!

This beauty was growing along the side of the road. It is far from our house so I won't be able to come back and see the flowers which would come out probably the next day (or night).

Now for my postcard: 
It comes from Portugal. It features the Alfama district of Lisbon, best known for its 'Fado' clubs. (fado clubs are clubs in which people come to hear fado music, obviously. fado is a sad, somber, emotional kind of music, with a mellow atmosphere. you can order food and drinks there, and listen to the entertainment.)
The stamp is beautiful too. It shows the Arrabida bridge in Porto.

I'm going to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time to join in with her Friday Smiles. I'm also joining Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday. I hope you will join us too.

Bye for now,


  1. Hi Lisca, I am hardly able to type for laughing. The Gas meter message is just a killer, it is so funny and I may have to copy it to show my friend who I know will love it too. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

  2. You've really got me going there I just can't read it any more!!!!!

  3. Cats have such huge yawns, don't they? And love the spider funny. I bet that meter reader had some buggy eyes when he/she saw that red fanged spider. The church and museum look really beautiful and interesting. Hope your neighbor's visiting have a better week. And you too. Hugs-Erika

  4. Oh Lisca you really have got us chuckling this morning.
    I'm a fabric collector....there is no doubt about it!
    I'm an arachnophobe so there is no way I'd be reading that meter.
    You cat really looks like he's seen the funny side of something too....just gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing today.
    Annie x

  5. I don't think I would have read the meter either with that kind of inhabitant. Glad you were able to help the couple trying to destress - as it doesn't sound particularly relaxing to begin with! I also giggled at the fabric collector, I'm actually quite good at using my fabric, but have friends who would definitely find it difficult. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and week ahead.

  6. Thanks for making me smile today, your cat yawning and the gas meter story is so funny :-) . The cathedral looks a wonderful place to visit, the architecture is amazing and it's so kind of you to look after the couple holidaying in your neighbours apartment! Your postcard looks so elegant too! Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J :-)

  7. Great post Lisa, I loved the cactus flowers, they'd really be beautiful the next day too! Smiled at the funnies too, some yawn with your cat too...
    Thanks for sharing your smiles!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  8. Oh Lisca - I did enjoy your smiles. I was surprised at how far your cat can open his jaws - still he has to use them for so many things.
    Gorgeous place you took the neighbours' friends to - now I am wondering how far that is from where we hope to stay in September?
    Hugs, Neet xx

  9. Hi Lisca, I now have sore sides, from laughing. The excuse for not reading the electric meter is so funny. And your cat's yawn is amazing. I like the sounds sense from the fabric collector - I'll happily repeat it next time my husband remarks on my crafty stash. I felt so sorry for the folk staying at your neighbours. It must have felt like anything but a break until you stepped in and helped them. The Cathedral is beautiful and the gold embroidery stunning. Have a great weekend. Elizabeth xx

  10. Just a quick answer to your question about the Hotter shoes. We ordered some for my mum and when we went to pick them up I saw some that I liked and so we came away with shoes for both of us so everyone's happy Lol! Angela xXx

  11. I am glad you were able to 'help the Danes'. I didn't know Guadix has anything as grand as a cathedral. I have only walked around the cave houses en route to Granada one day.
    The embroidered costumes are magnificent aren't they, and I have a thing about doors. There are so many beautiful ones out here.
    That cactus is going to look amazing when Ll the buds open out.
    I did smile at your funny pics. I am with the meter-reader. I wouldn't have touched it either! Kate x