Tuesday, 5 January 2016

A Postcard a Day - Tuesday 5 January 2016 - T for traveling

Hello everyone! Happy New Year! Especially a big Hi to the T for Tuesday gang! Why don't you joing us at Elizabeth's Altered Booklover. As long as there is a drink involved, you are very welcome.

I'm still away from home and traveling. We're staying with my mum in Rotterdam, Holland, where we raised our glasses of bubbly at midnight to toast on the New Year. Then we spent a long time enjoying the fireworks that just happened to be in front of mum's house.

Sunday we went to see our friends in the traditional village of Spakenburg.

The above photo is the front door of our friends house.
They have an old farmhouse in the centre (there are no more farms in the centre but the farmhouses are still there).

Our friends took us for a walk through the village, which is lovely. There is a small harbour for the old fishing boats.

They are no longer used for fishing though because the sea (Zuiderzee) is no longer there. The Dutch have reclaimed the land where before there was sea.
Spakenburg is in the middle of the map. As you can see, the parts of land with the names Almere, Lelystad and Flevoland has been reclaimed from the sea. Almere is a large commuter town for Amsterdam.

There was one boat in the harbour that wasn't covered with canvas:

This part of the harbour is for the old boats and on the other side (out of view) there is a marina for motorboats.

We stayed for a meal and I helped lay the table. Here I am with a glass in my hands qualifying my for T for Tuesday:
This village of Spakenburg is known for its tradidional costume. My friends'parents still wear it, but I haven't been able to photograph any of them (they don't like it) so here is a postcard:

Here are two more images of this beautiful village.
That's it from me in the Netherlands. Wednesday we wil be flying to Copenhagen in Denmark. So next week (If I can) I will blog from there.

Happy T-Day and have a good week,




  1. Lovely post, the photos remind me of all the nice holidays spent in Holland. Glad you had a good new year celebration. Have fun when you fly to Copenhagen. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. what a lovely area-very quaint and seemingly unchanged. I love those canal scenes and seeing the traditional costumes too. Enjoy your travels and a happy T day!

  3. your trips seems to be very enjoyable, wonderful photos you bring for us.
    i will be in copenhagen end of may, so i´m very interested in tips you could share! must be a beautiful town.
    i wish you all the best for 2016 and happy t-day!

  4. Having visited Amsterdam years ago, these photos bring back happy memories. I've also been to Copenhagen and love the colorful building along the main canal so will look forward to your photos. Happy T Day and enjoy your trip!

  5. Lovely way to ring in the new year.
    What a charming village with lots to enjoy.
    The costumes are so unique too.
    I am looking forward to visiting Amsterdam with you as it was so long ago that I was there.
    Thank you for sharing your travels Lisca.
    Happy T Day oxo

  6. I truly adore the photos that you share! My parents were in Europe when I was very small, so reminds me of some of the places in their old home movies. There is a scene of me (about 2 yr old) on the hood of their Volkswagon beetle with a garland of tulips in Holland. Too bad I don't remember any of it! Love the postcard with the traditional dress...Looks like you had a festive and cozy holiday with friends and family.. Happy New Year and enjoyable travels to you!

  7. Thank you for taking us along on your trip. That place looks delightful, and I look forward to your pictures of Denmark.

    Happy T Tuesday!

  8. I apologize for getting here so late, but I had to reboot when your blog hung up on my computer. Could it be that it's because the link went to your entire blog and not to T?

    You look like you had a wonderful New Year's eve, and a wonderful view of the fireworks.

    I really enjoyed seeing the boats in the canal and reading about how the land had been reclaimed. That was amazing.

    I really enjoyed the postcard of the authentic outfits. It was so good of you to take us with you to Holland again this week and look forward to your trip to Denmark.

    Thanks for sharing your New Year's bubbly and your drink with us for T this Tuesday. I hope 2016 brings you lots of happiness, good health, and continued travels, as well as tea or other drinks!

    1. I'm sorry my blog hung up your computer. I have no idea why that would be. But if you find out what it was, let me know and I will try to do something about it.

  9. Oh what a lovely, lovely village!! I love the brick sidewalks and the red shutters...everything! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family. Happy T-Day and safe travels!

  10. What an amazing village! It looks so quintessentially 'dutch'...& it's wonderful you're having such a lovely holiday with your Mum & catching up with old friends:):)

  11. What an amazing place! I love the traditional costume! It's so good to spend time with family! Happy T day! Chrisx