Friday, 26 February 2016

A Postcard A Day - 26 Feb 2016 - ice skating, battle of Waterloo, a crew cut and some funnies

Good Morning!

How has your week been? Lots of smiles? My week has been lovely. I'll tell you all about it. First off the postcard:
An ice skating scene from 1925! What fun! It comes to me from Belgium from someone called Filip. He uses a nice stamp too:
2015 was the 200 year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. (Waterloo being in Belgium). The image is of the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley.
Here is some info (from Wikipedia) on that if you are interested. If not please fast-forward to the next paragraph.

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition: an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prince of Wahlstatt .
Upon Napoleon's return to power in March 1815, many states that had opposed him formed the Seventh Coalition and began to mobilize armies. Wellington and Blücher's armies were cantoned close to the north-eastern border of France. Napoleon chose to attack them in the hope of destroying them before they could join in a coordinated invasion of France with other members of the coalition. Waterloo was the decisive engagement of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. According to Wellington, the battle was "the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life". The defeat at Waterloo ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French, and marked the end of his Hundred Days return from exile. Napoleon abdicated 4 days later, and on the 7 July coalition forces entered Paris.

 Our building work is progressing. The carpenter let me know that he will bring us the kitchen units on Monday or Tuesday. And the solar panel that my DH has erected is now working. Hurray! We have hot water in the bedroom toilet. The bathroom is not ready yet but will soon.

I have had my hair cut super short! 
I was fed up with having to blow dry my hair every time in a cold bathroom. 

The weather here is still very mild and sunny. (They say we are going to have snow this weekend... seeing is believing). But I spotted a few freesias that are flowering on my patio.

There are three: two red and a purple. Very nice surprise.

As usual I have collected a few funnies. I did quite like this one:
I am linking up with Annie at Friday Smiles and with Virginia at Rocking your World Friday. Please join us for the fun.

...One last one...
Have a great week, and keep smiling!




  1. What a great page Lisca, it was like reading a little magazine with a it of everything in it.
    Bit like my Mum's mag Woman's Weekly.
    Have a good (warm) weekend
    Lynn x

  2. Oh how lovely....I had freesias in my wedding flowers :-) loving the new hair cut....short and easy is how I like mine too. Good luck with progress on the's so lovely to reach new stages with everything isn't it....we are still 'getting there' :-)
    Annie x

  3. I love your haircut. Sounds like there is progress on your house. How exciting ! Happy weekend!

  4. Hi Lisca,

    I love the postcard. The stamp is very cool and thank you for the mini history lesson! It's always interesting to learn a bit about the stamps people use (if there's history involved). Although once I read something I usually have a hard time with recall!!!

    Love the short hair. I had mine cut Wednesday. I was trying to let it get a bit longer but that didn't last long.

    Love the funnies, especially the bird hedge!


  5. Hope its not too cold with your short hair - looks fab. Love your funnies - have a great weekend . Soojay xx

    1. Yes, it is very cold and I have gone out today to buy a few woolly hats!

  6. Oh your hair looks fabulous! I toyed with having mine cropped last time I went for a cut but decided against it at the last minute! Glad you've got some hot water! Loving the postcard and the funnies at the end, the topiary bird is fabulous. Hope you have a beautiful and blessed weekend and week ahead

  7. I think your hair looks really nice. I like to keep mine short too. It is so easy to look after.
    Now we both have feesias in our garden. I always took a bunch when I visited mum. She was never one for big showy flowers, but she loved feesias, especially their perfume.
    I am glad the building project is continuing well. It will soon be finished now. You must be glad to have the hot water.
    I hope you don't get too much snow. there has been quite a lot up on Sierra Nevada this week.
    Have a happy week. Kate x

  8. Ahhhhhh 18th June.....something else special happened on that day....Sir Paul McCartney was born and someone else you know!!! Yep me!!!! I was always interested in the Battle of Waterloo!
    Nothing like having short hair, but in the winter it does feel chilly round the old neck!!!

  9. So many fun things here today Lisca, love the new hairstyle and the chicken is brilliant. Have a great weekend, Angela x

  10. All of your photos brought a smile to my face today. The topiary tree is amazing! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Pat :)

  11. Better late than never! Glad I got here a bit late and saw your pics of the big bird!! Fab. Your hair looks great and will be so easy to do. Have agreat weekend. x Jo

  12. Beautiful Freesia! But the last photo is not from your garden I hope... LOL

    What a fun postcard! I sometimes wish people still dressed like that.

    Have a nice weekend!
    Sussie, Sweden

  13. Hi Lisca, must've been hair cut week, it looks great...I've had mine cut also the shortest it has been in many years, I too dislike hairdryers. Gorgeous colours those freesias and love the skating post card, ladies all rugged up in their warm clothes. Have a wonderful weekend cheers Robyn

  14. Popping in late... .had family visiting last week... so glad I did as it is such a great post. Super postcard and love the stamp. Especially love your photo and you look so happy. The hair do really suits you and I am quivering about doing the same.
    I think your funnies are priceless!
    love Jo x