Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A Postcard a Day - 23 Feb 2016 - T for coffee cups and almond blossom

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday to you!

I've come to share a cuppa with you. And perhaps a cupcake or two....
(The Spanish translated: 'today is Tuesday and I'm passing by to say hi')

This was our breakfast this morning. We go and eat at a restaurant every Tuesday, so our Tuesday breakfasts are kept light. Yummy strawberries with quark.
My drink is a naughty Chai tea. Naughty because i am on a diet and I shouldn't have Chai  as this particular brand is sweetened.
I will be linking up with Elizabeth and Bluebeard for T for Tuesday. Please join us with a drink, any drink.

I just wanted to share the fact that the almond trees are in bloom. Always so beautiful and a herald to the spring. Every February I marvel at the sight of so many trees and blossom. Our whole area is full of almond trees. Spain is the world's largest producer of almonds with California a close second. 
I did not take this photo, but I wanted to show you what our country side looked like last week.

Now for my card:
This one comes from Latvia. (Near Estonia and Lithuania). The info on the card reads: "Set of dishes for coffee. Painted with motivs of Latvian national songs. Author: Tamara Meija (1913-?), 'M.S. Kuznecovs' Porcelain, Faience and Ceramic Factory".
Beautiful, isn't it.
It was sent to me by Zane, who is a fellow crafter. (female) and an amateur photographer.

Well, I'm going to have my shower now and get dressed. The restaurant is out of town, about half an hours drive. On the way we will pass a large supermarket and we'll do the shopping. Then we will pass at our holiday home to check the mail and see if the electricity is back on. (there was no power last week). After the meal out, we'll drive home again and it will be time for my embroidery class. I'm not going to get home until 7 pm tonight. (So sorry if I am late commenting...)

Happy T-day and have a great week,




  1. fabulous as always, love the photo of the almond trees - how pretty are they! I'm at home poorly today, so might even manage a photo of my tea cup later!

  2. GORG coffee cups of yours... Chai tea sounds DELISH.... Your whole days pounds DELISH & those trees.... Like, WOW!!!

  3. What a wonderful looking breakfast! Love the postcard, and the scene with the blooming almond trees is gorgeous! Enjoy your day and a happy T day!

  4. I like your coordinating coffee mugs you used with your breakfast. The pictures on the pieces in that coffee set are lovely! Enjoy your restaurant trip. :)

  5. Love to see the almonds in your area. Here we grown them in orchards and close together....I was surprised to see them more scattered in you photos.

    Breakfast looks delightful, even though I'm not a big fruit eater.
    Happy T-day

  6. I have seen the almond groves in Krisha's posts, and, even though the pink flowers are the same, the way your trees are grown are certainly very different. I was quite surprised at HOW different.

    I had to look up the word "quark" because I'd never heard it before. I see it can be used to make cheesecake and is mostly found in European countries. I really love those mugs and have laughed each time I see how coffee is spelled on them.

    That postcard is unique and gorgeous. I was completely impressed with the coffee set. That sugar bowl with lid and creamer were incredible, and the coffee pot was unbelievable. This is a set ANYONE would be happy to own, I'm sure.

    Thanks for sharing your breakfast, almond trees, and lovely postcard with us for T this Tuesday. I hope your day went well.

    BTW, I would have been here sooner, but there is something on your blog that always hangs up and freezes my computer. Had to reboot twice just to get to your T post.

    1. I have no idea why your computer should crash. I'm very sorry. I wonder if anyone else has that problem? I will ask next week.

  7. wow, These blooming almond trees must be breathtaking! i hope the power is back at your Holiday house and wish you to have a wonderful embroidery class. would like to join;)
    happy t-day!

  8. Wonderful post happy T day, hugs, Valerie

  9. What a happy post today Lisa!
    Thank you for sharing this awesome almond trees! Wonderful!
    oxo Susi
    Happy T-Day!

  10. A very busy day scheduled for you! will we see some of your embroidery? Love almonds, and the almond blossoms on the trees are beautiful, as is the postcard you shared...happy T day!

  11. Gosh, I hope they get your electricity on over there soon. I have never seen almond trees--so pretty! Love almonds! Hope all your travels go well today. Happy T-Day! :)

  12. Eventhough it's the day after I still wanted to wish you a Happy T Day Lisca and didn't want to miss visiting with you.
    What a vision the almond trees must be = Glorious!!!
    Being naughty is so easy isn't it with temptations at every turn. After a long weekend of feasting Mr M and I are trying to behave a little ;-)
    Hope you found everything in order at your vacation home.