Friday, 17 March 2017

A Postcard A Day - Friday 17 March - Friday Smiles

Hello peeps,

I hope you are all well. Gosh, this week has really flown by and I haven't really done anything particular. Do you ever have that feeling? A week has past and I don't have anything to show for it. Let me tell you about my week and the things that made me smile (and the things that didn't).

Here is my postcard for today. It comes from Latvia. Wikipedia informs me that Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. Its landscape is marked by wide beaches as well as dense, sprawling forests. Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town with St. Peter's Church. Riga's museums include the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, showcasing local crafts, food and music. 

I love windows and doors, so this card is spot-on! A big smile!

The stamps are very nice too:
The stamp on the right is about a car racing track. (I looked it up). 
The track in red is for cars and the grey bit on the left is the track for motorbikes, and the little squiggly bit near the start is the go-kart track.

What have I been up to then? 

Friday I made a birthday card for our little grandson who will be one year old soon. I can't show you the card until his birthday. 

Saturday is baking day in our house and this time I made a large quiche Lorraine, to take to our housegroup meeting on Sunday. (Sorry, no photo either. I'm not doing very well here)

On Sunday, apart from going to church and going to housegroup, we usually Skype with family in Holland or UK. I use Skype to phone landlines, so I get charged (we're talking pennies). My account automatically gets topped up when it gets below a certain amount. Well, for some reason it didn't do that, so I spent Sunday trying to sort that out. Turns out that my card expires at the end of March, but they have already stopped payments. I haven't got my new card yet either. What a mess.

Then after a weekend of glorious weather, this happened on Monday:
Snow! And lots of it! Crazy weather!

As every Monday afternoon, we traveled to our little cave house in the country.We braved the snow (we have a 4x4 vehicle) But because of the bad weather there was no power at our cave house. We don't mind that so much as we have a log fire and a gas lamp. So I spent the evening reading and doing my jigsaw. More smiles.

On Tuesday, after a lie-in and some snow shoveling, we went to our favorite restaurant at 2 pm for a meal. More smiles. We went home again in the afternoon and did grocery shopping on the way.

Wednesday the weather was back to normal, so much so that we could cook the chicken on the gas BBQ that we have on the terrace. Big smile.

Yesterday I was lazy and spent all afternoon sitting in the sun reading my book. Huge smile! I'm reading Wilbur Smith's The Seventh Scroll.
I have already read River Gods which precedes it. Sofar it's a good yarn.
This afternoon I will be going with a group of ladies from the village, to a hot thermal pool that we have in our area. (I´m already smiling) It's open air, but the water is hot so I am looking forward to a dip. I don't dare take my new camera in case it gets wet or stolen, but I will take my phone at take pictures if I can.

That's my week and my smiles, which I'm going to share with Annie at A Stitch in Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your WorldFriday. Please join us if you can.

Have a good week with lots of smiles,


  1. What a fab week you've had. I'm smiling even though I can see them. I'm not keen on snow but being snuggled up in your cave home sounds perfect to me.
    Hope you have a great week filled with more smiles.
    Annie x

  2. Your week was a LOT more fun than mine. Of course, the snow was probably something I would have enjoyed since it's been so dry and windy here. In fact, most of my state has been on fire and the loss of cattle, horses, and homes is staggering. Only one life lost, though, so that was good. I would gladly take your snow, but it is apparently now all gone.

    I had one of those cards that expires after two years, but the last time I got a new card, the expiration date was 2049! I even went to the bank to check that it wasn't a mistake. No mistake, so maybe your card will reach you before anything more serious happens.

    Hope you have a fantastic Friday in the thermal pool and a great weekend, too.

  3. Get rid of that snow and I will be round for some of that quiche and to sneak that gorgeous postcard into my bag
    LYnn xx

  4. Gosh, that's a lot of snow for where you are! Hope it's gone now. Gorgeous stamps and love the postcard. Have a great weekend, I have to go food shopping now which I hate but it has to be done. Angela xxx

  5. That sounds like a lovely week to me. I wondered whether you would get the snow, and I see you did - lots of it!
    Your description of Latvia makes me think I'd like to visit there, but I don't suppose we ever will.
    It is a long time since I read a Wilbur Smith book, but I used to love them. I don't get much time to read at all these days, and his books always pulled me in so nothing else got done until I was finished. Better leave them alone for now! I hope you enjoyed the hot springs. Was it the ones at Lake Negratin in Baza? I have been in them when the sky was black. Kate x

  6. Ah a fabulous week, I love the postcard! Wow what extremes of weather, no power and log fires versus barbecuing food - we haven't quite managed that this week, but do have our log burner on tonight as it has a definitely chill in the air. Hope you have a beautiful and blessed week, hubby off to check that book out, he doesn't think he's read any Wilbur Smith!

  7. What peculiar weather - I had no idea it would ever snow in Spain. Except in the mountains or somewhere like that.
    Love the postcard as I too am a door and window freak - love taking pictures of doors more than anything.
    Sounds a good week one way and another.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  8. Your postcard is beautiful with that lovely collage of doors and windows - lots of smiles! What mixed weather you had this week, glad you found things to do and kept warm with all that snow. It's been lovely and sunny here this week then today we have a storm with rain and 45 mph winds - so I'm hibernating until it passes :-) . Thanks for sharing your happy week and wishing you a great weekend! J :-)

  9. Hi Lisca, in answer to your question it was the same week. Annecy is so much lower than the Alps that the weather is completely different and people were enjoying the sunny weather though I believe it's been quite sunny in Tignes this week so the skiing will have been lovely too. Thanks for the visit, Angela xXx

  10. Glad you had a nice week. It sounds like a week I would also enjoy-except for the snow. We got too much in our Tuesday blizzard, and as soon as this melts I hope I don't have to see any more until maybe Christmas time. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  11. Sounds like ou had a great week. Love the card of Riga. How strange that you got snow, what a surprise! Thanks for the tip about the urban art exhibition here, I will go there next weekend, and I will take photos and blog about it! Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

  12. Latvia sounds a good place to visit! Very interesting and lovely postcard! Adore your 'diary' of weekly happenings. Can't believe that snow. How BIZARRE! I had the same thing with my card - except it arrived in time, thank goodness! And I'm a great fan of reading a book all day. No better way to spend life except for scrapping, LOL!!!