Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 30 May 2017 - T for...

Hi folks,

A happy Tuesday to you all. Are you all joining the T-party? Elizabeth and Bleubeard welcome you at Altered Book Lover.

Here is the card I am sending to a Postcrossing member in Germany who is crazy about old tractors. It is an image from 1960, a photograph by John Gay. The info on the card tells me: A tractor being driven through the doorway of St Etheldreda's church in Hatfield.

I haven´t really been up to much this week. I have no photos of outings or restaurant visits. And I am writing this away from my desktop computer where all my photos are stores, so my contribution to the T-party is this:

Isn´t that a lovely tea set? My mum used to have a posh tea set, but now we all drink from a mug. A shame really.

I did finish another book this week. I liked it very much. It was set in Italy during WW2.
I enjoyed it immensely and I will write the ´blurb´ at the bottom for those who are interested.
Thursday I will be flying out to the Netherlands to visit my mum for her birthday. I will be staying a week. Needless to say I am greatly looking forward to it. Next week I will have much more to report for sure.

Happy T-day all!
Italy, 1943-Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II.
As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood.
Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church.
But Eva can't quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.


  1. Happy T day Lisca. Hope you have a great trip to visit your Mum. Hugs-erika

  2. Lisca, your post went to last week's entry. I found it, though. Thought you should know.

    I LOVE the tea set. I've never had anything that posh, although I did inherit a tea set from my grandmother.

    I know you will have a great time with your mother. I always love photos you take in the Netherlands. They make me want to visit there.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely card with the tea set and the synopsis of that book "From Sand and Ash" with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. That book sounds great, will see if I can get it on Kindle. Love the photo of the tractor driving through the old door. I have lots of nice tea cups etc. too, and never use them - mugs are more practical. Enjoy your time in Holland. Hugs, Valerie

  4. Lisca have fun visiting your mum!!! I hope you have lots of pictures to share when you return. Love the postcard of the tractor and the tea service is divine.. Happy T day hugs! deb

  5. What a great tea set and image!! She's looking pretty good for middle aged:) Thanks for sharing about the book. Enjoy your special time in the Netherlands with your Mom. And happy T day!

  6. What a great postcard and I'm sure the recipient will love it being crazy about tractors. Now you have me wondering why they would need a tractor in a church 😁. The teaset is beautiful, so elegant and refined and the caption made me smile too. Happy T Day and wishing you a lovely time visiting your mum, Happy Travels! J 😊

  7. Enjoy your trip to your Mom, yes I do love the tea set and many no longer use the "real" tea cups any more which is a shame as they were always so pretty.
    the book sounds really good thanks for sharing.
    Happy T Day Kathy

  8. Have a lovely visit with your mum next week. The post card and the tractor looked good, I love the old cards and also wonder why it was going into the church. Its a lovely old tea set, I think many of us have one tucked away somewhere like it and they never get used.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Okay, Lisca, do you have any idea why a tractor was driving into St. Etheldreda's church? Tight fit too! I bet the Postcrossing member will love your tractor photo find.

    Thank you for the tantalizing book blurb. Now I must read From Sand and Ash to find out what happened! I'm reading books by Adriana Tagliani at present. I think you might like them too.

    Have a lovely visit with your mum.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  10. Aah! Found you! The tractor looks as though he may get stuck - I wonder why he is trying to go to church on his tractor? Love the posh tea set - yes I usually drink from a mug! Have a great time next week! Happy T day, Chrisx

  11. Well I didn't notice 'cause I wasn't at the party last week. So it's all good. Love the cards, both the Tractor and the woman with the tea set. I'll have to adopt that sentiment about middle age, but unfortunately I don't look like that model! Made me giggle though 😉 Happy T day!