Friday, 19 February 2016

A Postcard a Day - Friday 10 Feb 2016 Friday smile, postcard, blossom and ice

Good morning lovely people!

It's Friday again. Are you all feeling positive ? Are you all smiling? If you are not, please read on as I'm sure I can coax a little smile out of you.

My postcard today comes from Germany. It is a famous photo of the workmen with their lunch boxes apparently very high in the sky on a metal beam. 
 I get vertigo just looking at it!
The stamps are beautiful. I like it when people make an effort to find nice stamps.
The three flowers are from left to right: crocus, tagetes (marigold) and tulip. The other stamp is the city of Dresden, a view of the city and the river Elbe.

The weather has turned nasty here. All of a sudden it is cold. Last week we saw this:
Almond blossom.
Yesterday, after the frost we saw this:
It's not the same tree. This is an olive tree with ice on it. Luckily the harvest is over. I didn't take this picture, but it was taken not far from our house.

We have struggled to keep the two stoves going with the gales and we ended up buying new 'hats' for our chimney pipes, which did help. When there is a gale blowing we get a lot of smoke being driven into the house instead of out! Makes my eyes water. 

I have shared this already on Tuesday, but it is such positive news that I will mention it again: We have got compensation after our flight to Holland in December was delayed. A lot of money! After commission we got 569 Euros! So if anyone (in Europe) has had their flight delayed or has not been able to board due to overbooking, fill in the online form at They are very efficient and fast. Airlines have to compensate by law, and this company does the claim for you. All you have to do is fill out the details and wait. That is worth the commission I think. We are over the moon with the money. That paid for my new cooker, lol.

 I'm going to finish with a joke. Or did it really happen? Any woman who has been to the gynaecologist can imagine this situation. I wet myself when I read this:

I was due for an appointment with the gynaecologist later in the week. Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor’s office to tell me that I had been rescheduled for that morning at 9:30 am. I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was already around 8:45 am. The trip to his office took about 35 minutes, so I didn’t have any time to spare. As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn’t going to be able to make the full effort.
So, I rushed upstairs, threw off my pyjamas, wet the washcloth that was sitting next to the sink, and gave myself a quick wash in that area to make sure I was at least presentable. I threw the washcloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment.
I was in the waiting room for only a few minutes when I was called in. Knowing the procedure, as I’m sure you do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that I was in Paris or some other place a million miles away.
I was a little surprised when the doctor said, “My, we have made an extra effort this morning, haven’t we?” I didn’t respond.
After the appointment, I heaved a sigh of relief and went home. The rest of the day was normal .. Some shopping, cleaning, cooking. After school when my 6 year old daughter was playing, she called out from the bathroom, “Mommy, where’s my washcloth?”
I told her to get another one from the cupboard.
She replied, “No, I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all my glitter and sparkles saved inside it.”
Never going back to that doctor again……….. never..

(Linking up with Annie at A Stitch in Time for Friday Smiles)
Have a great week, you'all.


  1. Oh Lisca I now have tears running down my face with laughter. I'm sure I have heard it before but still didn't see it coming :-) My memory just ain't what it used to be lol
    Thanks for today's giggles.
    Big hugs,
    Annie x

  2. Now I'm in big trouble on the train as I'm wetting myself laughing at your tale of woe. I'd only just calmed down from Soojay's story
    Lynn xx

  3. Happy Friday Lisca, oh we are having some good laughs today...sparkles and glitter- hilarious. Have a fab weekend, love your new stove too Robyn

  4. Hi Lisca, I don't know where you find them Lol! Love the Glow Worm too and the stamps need to go in my collection, love them. Angela x

  5. Oh Lisca, never mind a smile, I roared with laughter over the story of the gynaecologist.

  6. Love that postcard and those stamps are fabulous. Must remember that site next time Sleezyjet delay our flights!!
    As for your joke, I have heard it before but it still made me smile!
    Happy Weekend.

  7. Oh my, the doctor must have been surprised when he saw the glitter. But your story made me smile. And wow- that ice is crazy. Those almonds blossoms must have turned black and fallen off the trees. Its kind of sad to have spring and then such brutal cold. have a wonderful weekend. :)

  8. Oh my goodness the doctor story certainly did make me laugh. I didn't see that coming. I love your postcards. The men sitting on the girder turned my stomach. Imagine if you knew your hubby was going to have lunch up there every day with his pals!

    Well done getting the compensation and thanks for sharing the information too.

    What an amazing photo of the olive tree covered with ice. I've never seen anything like that before. Have a lovely week Lisca. Barbxx

  9. Your story gave me a laugh! The photos you shared are amazing of the ice storm. It's sounds like a lovely place where you live. We are having another heat wave down here in southern California. Enjoy your weekend! Pat

  10. The photos of the almond blossoms are lovely and even though it's damaging, the ice on the olive tree does look beautiful.
    I believe your postcard is of some ironworkers in New York building one of their many skyscrapers. Hard to believe that way back then they didn't even have safety harnesses to tie themselves off, they just walked along the beams as if they were walking on the sidewalk!
    Have a great week!

  11. I saw that joke the other day and it did make me giggle. The photos of the blossom and the ice are crazy aren't they - both utterly beautiful in their own right.

    I'm glad you got the compensation and what fabulous post cards!

    Hope you have a great weekend and week ahead.


  12. Hi Lisca! It's a new week already so I'm late (again!) 'doing the woyww-round' ... which is fun because I have extra (newer) blogposts to read as a bonus and yes, that story has me in stitches! Ohmy... glitter and glamour all over. Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week, have a great day! Hug from Holland, Marit #45