Friday, 4 November 2016

A Postcard A Day - Friday 4 Nov 2016 - Friday Smiles

Good Morning! And a happy Friday to you! How has your week been? 

My week has been unusual, with lots of eating and drinking.

I still had visitors last Friday, who went out for the day on Saturday, so I spent the day baking. I made a cheese cake, a fruit loaf and an almond/pear cake. Sorry, I forgot to take photos. 

That night went out for dinner as it was their last evening. I had this meat dish slow cooked in cider. Delicious!

And my friend had king prawns wrapped in aubergines (eggplant).

Our visitors left on Sunday after church, and we were invited to lunch at friends from church. What a treat.

Monday was spent stripping beds and washing bedding etc. The things one does after visitors leave.

Tuesday is our usual day for eating out at our local. We came to the restaurant in our campervan and had to then park in the lorry car park. This lorry was parked near us.  These are all raw blocks of marble! (We live near a major marble quarry area.)

Wednesday I went to the gym and cleaned the house. Yesterday we spent a day in town as we had an appointment with the lawyer about paperwork of one of the properties. 

On the way home I suddenly remembered that my passport expires next week! I got in touch with the Dutch embassy to apply for a new passport. The earliest appointment I could get was the 13th of December. That is one day before my hubby's birthday. The embassy is in Madrid and that is too far to travel in one day. And as neither of us have ever been to Madrid I suggested we turn it into a little holiday and dear hubby will celebrate his (70th) birthday in Madrid! 

So I think it appropriate that my postcard for today is one from Madrid:
Palacio Real translates as royal palace. It is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, but I have been informed that in fact the king and his family live in a smaller palace on the outskirts of Madrid, and the Palacio Real is used for state ceremonies etc. 
This is the stamp:
You can perhaps guess what 'creatividad' means: Of course it means 'creativity'!

Now I will end with some funnies, before I go and link up with 'Rocking Your World Friday'  and Friday Smiles.


  1. I'm doing my visits with a mask on today....I don't want to pass this cold on to anyone.
    I've njoyed sharing your week Lisca. You sound to have had a lovely time. Your funnies had me chuckling. Thanks for joining in.
    Annie x

  2. Happy Friday Lisca - you've had a busy week.. lots of cooking and eating, sounds good and nice to have visitors. Seems like fate has you organised for hubbys birthday - lucky. Cool funnies. Have a great weekend cheers Robyn

  3. Happy Smile post and lots of business this week for you. That food gets me into trouble...just cleaned out my closet and I need to lose a few inches before the snow flies...Have fun with those birthday plans.. I should come celebrate with you I'll be 70 on the 18th Dec. Have no clue how that happened so fast. Enjoy a great weekend.

  4. Hi Lisca, I don't know where you find them Lol! but they sure make me smile. I did buy a gorgeous red cardi at the charity sales event, will have to try and photograph it for you. Great post today, love it all. Have a great weekend with lots more smiles. Angela x

  5. The food looks fabulous and love the fact you've managed to combine a needed trip to Madrid into a holiday - absolutely fantastic!

    Loving the funnies, I've seen the giraffe one before and it always makes me smile!

    i hope you have a fabulous weekend and week ahead.


  6. I love the giraffe picture. It really made me chuckle. All your eats sound very good. My sister gave me a new gingerbread recipe that calls for cider, but I had trouble finding a decent one in our shops. I did in the end so I shall give it a try this week.
    I am always amazed at the weight of marble those big lorries can handle.
    Have a lovely time in Madrid. Quite an adventure for you. Love Kate x