Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A Postcard a day - Tuesday 22 Dec 2015 T for paella and sunshine

Good morning dear friends! 
It's Tuesday again and we are going to enjoy a nice drink, hot or cold via Elizabeth and Bluebeard's website and join in with T for Tuesday.

I have my cup of hot coffee ith me a I speak and I'm ready to show you my first postcard:
It shows a young couple enjoying their time in Kiev, the capital city of the Ukraine. Olya, who sent me this card writes: "Kiev has its own temper and even smells special. Chocolate, coffee and tasty cuisine are its essentials. Almost ten years ago I went to Kiev with my friends for the first time and one memory 'til this day remains a city symbol for me.That morning we got up early to have more time for sightseeing. A nice coffee house near the catholic church was our first stop. The air was fresh, the coffee with milk tasted nutty and we were sitting at the table at the veranda and the church bells were singing to us a melody of hope, happiness and eternal love. So no surprise that i still love Kiev deeply."

We, here in Spain, have been making our own sweet memories. 

 One of our neighbours invited us to celebrate his birthday with him and we went to a place 10 minutes drive from where we live. A cave hotel complex with a spa and restaurant. The weather was lovely so we sat outside and enjoyed the sun and the view as well as each other's company. (I am the second from the right)

The meal was paella, a typical rice dish of the area. It is served (and also cooked) in a large flat pan, which you can see next to our dinner table.
Again i am second from the right, next to my DH. It was an unforgettable afternoon. We have this view from our house as we live quite near, but we never tire of it!

We are travelling to Holland so my next post will be from there.

Wishing everyone a very blessed Christmas and until next week. (Or tomorrow for WOYWW).



  1. The postcard and the written text are beautiful. My grandfather's family came from Kiew. The birthday party look s great, what a wonderful view you have. Enjoy your time in Holland, you will not be far from here then, we are about 50 kilometers from the border here. Happy T Day, happy Christmas, take care of yourself, hugs, Valerie

  2. a wonderful postcard with These B&W photos, i love how cheerful the mood is there despite the rain...
    now, what a yummy looking Paella enjoying in good Company, and this view is just a delight. i can understand why do never tire of this! i´m sure i could sit there and just sit and look forever...
    have a wonderful Christmas time, lisca! it was nice to have found your blog this year.

  3. thanks for sharing your latest postcard along with that lovely story. Your lunch and that outdoor spot with those gorgeous views look SO inviting and of course you're in the perfect place to have good paella! Happy and safe travels, happy T day and a Merry Christmas too!

  4. I really enjoyed the postcard and the story the sender shared. You can't beat coffee and chocolate in the same sentence, can you?

    I enjoyed the time you and your husband spent with the birthday "boy." The view looks amazing. I've made paella a couple of times, but it never looked this good when I made it.

    I made sure to get a photo of what I call half and half, since you weren't familiar with it. It's half cream and half milk. It's sinfully delicious in coffee.

    Have a safe trip and enjoy your time away. I'm sure it will be fun, especially after having your camper worked on last week.

    Thanks for sharing your postcard, your paella, and drinks with us for T this Tuesday. Have a very safe and enjoyable Christmas, too.

  5. What a beautiful view! I'd never tire of it either :) Looks like you have a lovely time visiting with friends. Happy T Tuesday!

  6. That's a neat postcard and what a view you have!!
    Happy T day and Merry Christmas!

  7. Such fun getting to travel from my computer chair visiting you Lisca.
    Your Kiev memory is wonderful and is precisely why I enjoy travel so very much. A smell can take you back to a moment in time with such great memories!
    That view is fabulous and extra nice sharing good food and friendship. I see what you mean about the architecture in New Mexico and Spain being similar :-)
    Looking forward to your Holland travels.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
    Happy T Day too oxo

  8. How fun to sit in the sun and dine (when it isn't so hot.*grin*)
    Looking forward to your Holland photos.
    Merry Christmas my friend!!

  9. That´s a charming postcard; my father is from the Ukraine, but I have never been - maybe some day. I think the view from that terrace is amazing, no wonder you like it there! If you are driving, be careful, and have a Merry Christmas & a Happy T-Day!

  10. What a beautiful place to celebrate a birthday--I would never tire of that view either! I have never been to Kiev and your descriptive memory really made me want to visit. I have been to Holland and look forward to see your photos. Hope you have a wonderful, safe trip. Merry Christmas & Happy T Day!

  11. Beautiful postcards. I love black and white pictures. A feeling of nostalgia overtakes me.
    Happy travel to Holland.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones

  12. Looks like a fun birthday! Beautiful scenery and good friends.
    Safe travel, happy T-Day and Merry Christmas! :)