Tuesday, 29 December 2015

A Postcard a day - 29 Dec 2015 - T for Netherlands

Hi Folks!

Have you all had a lovely Christmas? Still bloated from all that rich food?

We are in the Netherlands at the moment, celebrating the season with my elderly mother. (92 and very with-it)

My DH cooked a Turkey (overnight) for us and our Dutch friends, with all the

trimmings   they do in the UK.

Yesterday (Monday), everything is going fairly normal again after all the festivities. Shops are open again etc. DH and I went to town (Rotterdam). It is my home town, but because I have been living abroad for so long, some of the newer sights I had never seen. We went to see the new market hall.
It's a modern structure. All the little windows you can see are appartments where people live. Residents have windows inside too so they can look at the market on the inside.

The walls have large photos of exotic fruit on them.

The market has deli type stalls, with lots of yummy stuff.
Here I am looking at all those wonderful olives.

Outside he Market Hall we saw the famous cube houses. They date from 1982, so I do remember them. I wanted to show my DH.
After all that traipsing around we were ready for some coffee, which qualifies me for Elizabeth's  T for Tuesday.
Do come and join us if you have anything drink related on your blog. This is the link: Altered Booklover.

I wish all of you a very happy New Year.

See you next week... perhaps... I don't know if I will be able to write my blog next week. We will be in Denmark and I have no idea if I can borrow someone's computer. (I have a tablet but it is sooo difficult to do it on there!).



  1. Glad you are having fun in Holland. Rotterdam is a lovely town, I know the cube houses but have never seen that great new building. And the coffee in Holland is always soooo good. Enjoy Denmark, too, Happy T day and a happy 2016, hugs, Valerie

  2. WOW, Lisca. That mall is really unique. I was amazed and impressed. I love architecture and that building really impressed me. I've seen photos of the cube houses before, but I can't remember where. I was impressed with those, too. What really impressed me was in the outdoor scenes, there were NO automobiles.

    Your DH looks like he was having fun with the turkey. Sounds like the UK and the US have that in common for Christmas.

    Have fun in Denmark, and I hope you get some photos, even if you aren't able to post them.

    I've never heard of Holland coffee, but I'm always game for trying any coffee that has caffeine in it. Thanks for sharing it and your trip to Rotterdam with us for T this Tuesday. And have an absolutely lovely and safe New Year's Eve and Day. Here's to an artful and drink filled 2016.

  3. thanks so much for the glimpse into your hometown. I do love to travel-even if it's only virtually! Glad you're enjoying your time away. Wishing you safe travels, along with a happy T day and a very happy New Year!

  4. What a lovely place you were born!So beautiful!Hope Denmark could be as magical as Holland!Happy New Year, my friend!

  5. I'd love to visit there some time. I've heard from several folks that its a must see place.
    Happy T day and Happy New Year!

  6. So happy to see you back in your home town Lisca!
    Lovely post.
    Enjoy * Enjoy.
    Happy T Day and a very Happy New Year to you and yours.

  7. Thanks for this. I'm going to consider it a virtual vacation :) I love the architecture. I think that'd be a fun place to live. Happy T Tuesday!

  8. Ah it looks like you are having a fabulous time! What amazing buildings you've been able to see!

  9. Rotterdam Looks very interesting, i will consider going there one day. and market places are one of my fave places for taking photos!
    have a nice turn of the year, lisca!

  10. Happy T-day Lisca!!!
    LOVED all the pictures of your home town, I would definitely like to visit there. Hope you can post pictures of Denmark next week......an other place I'd like to see.......who am I kidding, I want to travel the WHOLE WORLD.....LOL
    Happy New Year!!

  11. Wow! Thanks for sharing these photos - the cube houses look so interesting! I love the market too -what a great space! It's always a good idea to stop for refreshments! Enjoy your trip! Happy T day! Chrisx

  12. Absolutely amazing photos and mind boggling concept for urban living space that really works like magic. Now I want to visit to see it in Real Life!!! Yup, still soooo full. And I have a pile of chocolates that 'need' eating, too, giggles!! Enjoy Denmark. See you on the 'other side' that is 2016 -EEEEK!!!

  13. I bet that turkey was yummy, and I love your views of Rotterdam. I definitely want to see more! Interesting how things change when we leave but wee can come back it there is still something the same about those childhood places. Enjoy the end of this year and the start of next year! Hugs!

  14. Have a great New Year Lisca from a very wet and windy UK x