Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 15 Nov 2016 - T for cheese and crocusses

Good morning T-Gang!
Here I am a gain with a few little tings to share with you. As always on Monday night (I write this late Monday night) we are at our weekend home 40km away from where we live. Saturdays and Sundays are super busy as is Monday morning, so we escape Monday lunch time, (do the grocery shopping as it's on the way) and come here. 

We enjoy a relaxing time. I managed to sit outside in the sun for an hour to read and now we are sitting by a log fire as it gets cold as soon as the sun disappears behind the mountains. 

Guess what I found behind a stone in front of our house?

 They are a cluster of crocusses!
I think I held my finger a bit close to the lens, but you get the idea. Isn't it amazing to see flowers blooming so late in the season!

This Postcrossing postcard today arrived Friday from Lithuania.
Yummy Italian cheeses! I lived in Italy many years and I know (and like) most of them. 
These type of cards are published by Nouvelles Images and I have collected quite a few with subjects ranging from foods to antique cork screws.
The card was sent by Vilune who tells me she lives in a small town and is a dentist. She has used a nice stamp too:
From what I can glean from Wikipedia (in Lithuanian and badly translated) he was a philantropic duke who lived from 1765-1833. He is mainly known as a composer and has a modern day music festival named after him.

We found a bottle of cider at the back of the fridge and have decided to open it as the fire has made us hot and we could do with a cool drink.
And we had a light supper (On Tuesdays we always eat at a restaurant and 'pig out', so we have a modest supper on Monday. (But not so modest that we cannot have cider!)
See the cat sitting in the window sill on the outside?

I think I'll leave it at that. I am reading a good book, well, not high literature, but a so-called 'cozy mystery' that I got really cheap for my Kindle (e-book). I read number one in the series and got hooked. They are called Rose Gardner Mysteries by Denise Grover Swank. I've just finished this one:
It is the first in the series. It is fast moving, believable and witty. A light read. (I've just finished reading a book about Winston Churchill by Boris Johnson and wanted a change).

Before I go off to read my book, I want to tell you that I'm going to link up with Elizabeth and Bleubeard for T for Tuesday. See you at the tea party!

Happy T-Day,


  1. I think those crocuses might be a little confused (unless they are fall crocus). But so pretty to see! I sure you must enjoy your weekend home. Its always fun to escape. Have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

    1. Yes, they are fall crocusses and the weather has only just started to get colder, so they will not last long.

  2. How lovely to see crocuses at this time of year. The postcard you got is very nice, I love cheese, too. And cider with a meal sounds good. I often get free or cheap books for my Kindle, and they are always good. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. That is a great postcard and stamp. Your collection must be huge by now. I'll check your book recommendation. I use the online connection to the local library. If they have the series it sounds like I would enjoy it.

  4. oh how wonderful to have that bright spot of yellow crocuses! Your weekend getaway -and especially your lite meal sounds perfect to me. Love the cheese postcard-especially as i also love most cheeses. Sounds like a nice relaxing time with a good book to enjoy too. Happy T day!

  5. Wow, how amazing to see crocuses this time of year, they are so bright and cheery in all their yellow resplendent! Your weekend home looks very peaceful and relaxing, the cider sounds delicious! Love the postcard, Italy is such a wonderful place and they really appreciate good food :-). Happy reading and wishing you a lovely T Day! J :-)

  6. Crocuses usually are the first to bloom in spring, so this was a surprise for me, too. They are sunny and bright.

    Who doesn't LOVE cheese? I know I do. In fact, I had a grilled cheese sandwich a couple of days ago made with three different cheeses I was trying to finish before I cleaned my fridge. That postcard made me very hungry and it's not even breakfast time here.

    Your cider looks like fun, and your weekend getaway home looks enjoyable. I had to enlarge the photo to see the black cat outside.

    Thanks for sharing your crocuses, cheese postcard, coffee, and cider with us for T this Tuesday.

  7. The crocuses look so pretty, we will have to wait for spring to see them here. Your weekend home sounds a lovely place to rest and relax.
    Was the cat yours? or was it hoping to get inside with you.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  8. "sit outside in the sun for an hour to read and now we are sitting by a log fire" And that sounds like the picture of perfection :) With fall-blooming flowers, too, no less! :)

    I like mysteries but have never heard of that series. I'll have to be on the look-out for it. Thx!

    Happy T Tuesday :)

  9. What a lovely surprise those flowers would be. The only thing I saw was a couple of dandelions in our yard...which is also very odd for this time of year. Kitty on the ledge made me smile.

  10. Wonderful post - I love the fall crocuses!
    Happy T-Day Lisca!

  11. never seen fall crocusses. so beautiful! ha, our cat also likes to sit on the sill outside and watch us.
    happy t-day!

  12. Beautiful postcard

    Happy T day

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. It is so good to get away isn't it? The crocuses are very early - we have seen some azaleas trying to bloom here! Those cheeses have made me feel quite hungry - I need to go and start our evening meal! Hugs, Chrisx

  14. The flowers are fabulous, the postcards are great and you look like you are thoroughly loving life! Have a great week!

  15. Always enjoy your posts! Love the crocuses...they look spectacular! And what a lovely 'holiday' home to go to!! I'm going to look into those books. They just look my cuppa tea. if I can say that!!!

  16. Love the crocus photos ! All of the cheese on the postcard look very yummy... it must be time for me to head to the Italian district and hit all of the fantastic stores there. Haven't been for a while.

  17. I love the splash of yellow the crocuses gives. Good to catch up with you. Blessings from South Africa xx

  18. Beautiful flowers, what a nice surprise. Love your cozy photos and descriptions...thanks for sharing the postcard and stamp. Happy Autumn!