Friday, 1 January 2016

A Postcard a Day - 1 Jan 2016 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone! This year has just flown by! I wish everyone a year of peace and health (the most important things as far as I'm concerned. If you have those two, happiness will follow).

As usual on a Friday I will link up with Wipso at Friday Smiles and Rocking your wolrd Friday, if they have done a blog that is....

I am in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, my home town. I was born there in 1951. It has changed a lot since. It was bombed almost completely during WWII and rebuilt. Now well known for its modern architecture.
(This is the only postcard in the blog today). These are the cube houses, behind them the building called 'the pencil' for obvious reasons and behind that (with the yellow tubes) the central library. Here I am standing by the cube houses a few days ago:

My DH and I are celebrating the holiday season with my elderly mum

She is in her nineties and still going strong.
We went to see the windmill is in the adjacent town of Schiedam. The mill would grind the malt, that later would be roasted and used for gin making (jenever) for which Schiedam is famous. In the 20th century this particular mill (called the Noordmolen)was used for milling grain and now it is a lovely restaurant (where I had my wedding reception!)

Now I finish with  some funnies:
Are you smiling? Well, I wish you a New Year with lots to smile about. There will be tears too, that is life. But if you try and find the good things in life and keep smiling, life will continue smilingly (sorry, I couldn't help myself).




  1. More one creative year.Let us dissolve our emotions in colors and images in magic.Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year to you and your family Lisca with wishes for much health and happiness.
    It looks like you are having a terrific holiday and your Mom looks wonderful.
    Loved the funnies!
    Have a great week.

  3. Oh bless you what an amazing place your hometown is! We had a fabulous Christmas and in answer to your question - yes the turkey was fabulous - probably the best one we've done if I'm honest!

    Your Mum looks fantastic I can't believe she's in her nineties - she doesn't look it!

    I hope you have a fantastic week ahead.