Wednesday, 23 September 2015

WOYWW 329 Happy mail and village bakery

Hi Peeps, It's Wednesday again! Comes round so fast! Today I can look over everyone's shoulder and look at their desk to see what the are up to (or not). The lovely Julia hosts this blog hop and here you can read all about it.

Now I'll let you look over my shoulder and look at the scene on my desk. 
This was late last night, as this morning there is nothing. I've packed my stuff as we are going to spend more than a week at 'home'. (not here on the building site). DD plus one grandson are coming to stay. So fun days ahead. The photo, blue bubble and Kraft paper are a lay out I'm making of said daughter and grandson.

Below is the happy mail I received from the USA.

A blog friend called Krisha wanted to get rid of some small stamps and didn't mind sending them across the 'pond'. Wow! She sent me about 26! plus a few die cuts and cardboard shapes. How cool is that! That is so kind of her. They are all small, perfect for ATCs and perhaps card making. I'm thrilled as I don't have many stamps. 

I've packed most things I need for the coming week. All I need to do now is pop round to the baker and get some bread. 
I took some photos earlier in the week as I always include some pictures of 'life in Spain'.
This is baker Pilar's daughter (can't remember her name) putting my bread in the bag. The basket in the foreground is the typical woven basket (locally made) they use here for everything. Mostly they are round and made from some sort of plant stalk.
I also asked for a square of pizza as DH likes that as a snack. There is a banner on the shelf saying that Pilar makes the best donuts in the world!
I tore myself away from all those lovely smells and took a picture of the outside. The power cable is hanging loose as they are working on the building next door. 'Pan' means 'bread'. And 'dulces' are 'sweet things'. Silnia is the name of the shop.

Lastly a photo I found on a FB page advertising cave houses for rent in our area. It is a beautiful photo and it is where I live. I never tire of this!
If you want to see what a cave house looks like, have a look at the photos. Here is the link to the Facebook page. 

That's it for today. Have a good week and see you soon.




  1. Hi Lisca. I hope you have fun with your new stamps. Enjoy your family time and dont forget to share your smiles on Friday....I'm sure there will be lots :-)
    Annie x #18

  2. What a lovely RAK from Krisha, you'll get a lot of use from that little lot! Fascinating about the cave houses - enjoy your time at home with the boy, it'll be fun!

  3. Now that is proper happy mail from kind. I know you'll have a lot of fun using those stamps! And I'm drooling over that gorgeous looking bread and pizza...I'm hungry now :-). Have a great week with your family.
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

  4. What a wonderful and fun package from Krisha! Have a great time with your loved ones. Cheers, Evelyn # 26

  5. Oh what fun that package must have been to open.I used to dislike stamps because I was bad at using them well, but lately I have been practising, and finding it easier.
    Thank you for your thoughtful comments about auntie and her Very Early Christmas preparations. She is cheered up now.She was feeling gloomy, but Cjhristmas is having a positive efect on her which is good.

  6. Have a wonderful time with your family ---soak up every moment! I loved seeing the bread shop. Looked wonderful. And the 'happy mail'....well, that would make any crafter's day. SO glad you got some more stash to 'play' with!!!!

  7. Hello Lisca. I peeped at the link - and oh my word - some of those places are unbelievable. How is your own house coming on? Trust it won't be too long before you are properly moved in... Have a great time with your family. Love the look of all those stamps!
    Thanks for visiting - yes, I'm really pleased with the cards - the greetings come from a company here in Britain They do a great selection - some really lovely Christian specific ones.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #9&11

  8. Wow, the cave houses are amazing! They even have swimming pools! Would love to holiday there! You're so lucky getting those stamps! Have fun with your family while they're visiting. zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #37

  9. Those cave houses are beautiful, I have seen one once on tv over here on a programme where they take people around to look at houses abroad. I bet they are nice and cool but do you get lots of creepy crawlies in them?
    I am missing your sunshine already - in fact was missing it as soon as I boarded the plane on Saturday, so want to go back as I got my teabags this time but now am hooked on a rather cheap cava. Must take a hard shell suitcase next time and bring some back (already looked on the internet and in the supermarket but no sign of that particular one).
    Lovely clean bakery and the bread looks delicious.
    Enjoy your happy mail and your visitors.
    Hugs, Neet xx 15

  10. Great post - what a lovely lady . Love the look of those cave houses:) Enjoy your visit this week. Soojay x

  11. I just felt like I took a mini vacation! I love the idea of cave houses for rent--I'm thinking of the Flintstones right now and can't help it. I'm already hungry for lunch and that bakery looks amazing! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40

  12. Have a wonderful visit. Looks lots of creative work going on! Lovely to receive such a special gift - full of great stuff.
    Happy WOYWW - thanks for stopping by.

  13. Lovely stash there. You'll have fun using it.

    I can smell that lovely bread from here:)

    Hope you have a lovely time with your family.

    happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  14. Bread and sweets, you can't go wrong with that. I sometimes shop in the Mexican grocery store down the street from where I work so I know what dulce and pan are! Hubby likes to eat their candies because they always find a way to chili or chamoy into them. Great mail you've received! Judy #48

  15. great photos this week! hope you have a good time away from your cave house at 'home' lol!! thanks for stopping by, and also for reading the earlier post. I enjoyed making the heart! Helen 8

  16. Wow, busy lady!
    I love your pictures this week and just imagine what the bake shop smelled like!
    Cave houses...that is a very neat concept, I will have to go look at the fb page. Living in Canada it seems like an impossible idea.
    -Lizzie #52

  17. Hi Lisca, I am so jealous of your cave house and now I am jealous of your local bakery as well :o) What a wonderful happy parcel - I know you will do great things with those stamps! Have a lovely time "at home" Annie C #43

  18. Hi Lisca, that's a lovely parcel of goodies and bet you will be eager to get playing with all of them. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 36

  19. What a lovely surprise with the goodies Krisha sent you!Your local bakery is a piece of heavens.Love it!Happy T-Day! :)

  20. Here i was looking for postage stamps LOL. My brain is on postcrossing and not rubber stamping. I'll remember there are cave houses for rent when I plan a trip to spain. what a cool idea those houses look so cool and inviting. We need some like that in our summers
    Bridget #1

  21. Lots happening desk wise on a very yummy post!
    Thanks for the kind words.

  22. I enjoyed your post today, Lisca. How wonderful to get those goodies to play with from your blog friend. The bakery pictures made me hungry. I can imagine the smell of freshly baked bread! I also took a look at the cave houses in the link. I have been to Cappadocia so I imagine it is similar to those. So interesting! Next time, I want to stay in a cave hotel.
    Happy WOYWW and thanks so much for already dropping by!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  23. What great Happy mail to have been sent across the pond looks like someone will be busy :)
    That bakery looks MMMMmmm I just love the smell of fresh baked goodness ahh I can smell it now
    Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 5

  24. Yum! That bakery looks SO good :)
    How lovely to get all that nice happy mail from your friend. I'm sure you will make good use of those stamps :)
    Thanks for dropping by too,

  25. Your posts are always interesting and fun. I apologize for not always commenting, I get your email updates and just seems time gets away from me. Love your regional photos and a bakery around here is rare. I love the old fashioned kolaches, danish, but hard to find. Seems over the pond bakeries were in every other block and yummy.
    If there are any American stamps you are interested in let me know I've lots to pick from and been watching for unique post cards so some time email me your address . Spending time watching videos on my new sewing machine and realizing I am OLD. Have a fun week

  26. What a lovely parcel of goodies to receive - you have some interesting looking stamps there. I hope you have a lovely week with your daughter and grandson,
    Diana #22

  27. What a great post, Lisca, and such gorgeous photos! I remember that bread when we visited Spain - I could have eaten it all day, it was so delicious. Thank you for your lovely comment, and I'm so glad you like my recent projects. I'm exhausted after all that lot because I've been very busy this week (final week of this chemo cycle). I am delighted that the oncologist is reducing the dose and I really hope I shall notice a difference in how I feel next week. Thanks for your kind words!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #32

  28. How exciting to get such a nice gift in the mail! She sent a nice variety! I recognize some of those cardboard die cuts; they work well with ATC's and tags. I wish hours of fun with them. Love the pics of the bakery. I remember when I first got to Germany how fascinated I was that bread was never bagged but just put in shopping bags. thank you for the visit earlier.