Good morning, Happy Tuesday!
I am normally a very happy and content person, but today I am a bit more pensive. It would have been my dad's birthday today had he still be alive. He died in 2011.
He had Alzheimers, and we used to take him on 'nostagia trips' where we would show him familiar things like this boat trip.
My dad was a wonderful man, and a great dad. I was 'daddy's girl' and I still miss him...
This illustration was made by Portuguese artist Fathina Ramos (who now lives in Belgium). "The image depicts saudade, the one Portuguese word for which there is simply no translation. It is a feeling, or more like an ache, of missing something so much it empties you inside. An emptiness that can only be filled by beautiful memories".
Now for something sunnier.... like the weather. It is still un-seasonally warm and sunny here. Yes, this is southern Spain, but in January it is normally much colder. We are eating on the terrace every day.
There I am with my last bottle of Portuguese wine (vinho verde) so I think we must plan a trip to Portugal to stock up...
With a glass in my hand I qualify for joining in with the T for Tuesday gang, (see below for the link) although Elizabeth will stick to water.
Last but not least a colourful postcard:
It was sent to me by Ross from Liverpool in the UK. It shows a wide variety of souvenirs depicting the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. I chose this card because it has some drinking mugs in the picture which of course tie in with Elizabeth and Bluebeard's T for Tuesday. Please join us with anything drink related at Altered booklover.
I have just read Elizabeth's blog and there is a toy soldier in the restaurant. Doesn't he look a bit like this?
Have a great Tuesday,