Tuesday, 6 June 2017

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 6 June 2017 T for Holland, cows and whipped cream

Hello Folks,

I apologise for not commenting last week. My computer was doing funny things again and I was too busy to sit down and sort it out.

This week I am in Holland at my mum's. So my postcards today come from Holland. I bought some postcards on Sunday in Amsterdam. Here they are:
A Friesian cow and of course cheese:
Sorry, I have not been able to crop the card on this computer, but you get the idea.

On Sunday I travelled to Amsterdam on the train to visit my best friend's daughter. She married a Dutchman and was very happy to receive greetings from her village in Spain plus some tasty goodies I have managed to carry in my suitcase. We took the ferry from the back of the central station to the other side of the river:
The ferry is for pedestrians and bicycles and scooters. As you know the Dutch all ride bikes. There was a lady with a box on the front to carry her child in.
The child is asleep as you can see.

We sat outside as it was reasonable weather, and had a drink. My drink was Radler, a lager beer with lemon:
Isabel had Chocomel, a typical Dutch chocolate drink (very smooth and creamy) with whipped cream. 
She is pregnant and indulged in appeltaart. The waitress brought it with three spoons so we could all have a bite.
We had a really lovely time. Here is lil'ol me:
Please join the T-party if you have a drink (any drink) in your blog post. Elizabeth and Bleubeard are inviting all to join.

Happy T-Day all!




  1. So glad to see you made it to Holland. I hope all is well with your mother. I enjoyed the trip across the river in Amsterdam. I am so in awe of the Dutch for riding bikes. It's something we in America don't do, possibly because our towns and cities are so spread out and we are LAZY.

    Your cards are lovely and share the spirit of Holland. That cow is so cute.

    I was in awe of your friend's daughter's drink. That is my kind of drink, since I'm not really into alcohol. And her apple tart looks very good, too.

    Thanks for sharing your trip to Amsterdam, your postcards, and your beer and chocolate drink with us for T this Tuesday.

  2. Looks like you are thoroughly enjoying your visit to Holland. That is one large appeltaart for sure-yum!
    And that chocolate drink-very rich looking. I think I'd prefer your choice though:)
    Happy T day!

  3. I LOVE that cow postcard. How cute! And sounds like you are having fun and snacking on some yummy things. The beer looks refreshing, and a little apple cake-yum. Happy T day Lisca. Hugs-Erika

  4. Aaah Lisca look at you on vacation!!! You look like your having a good time... Have fun visiting your mom and we'll see more of you when you get home. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  5. How nice to be in Holland, I haven't been there yet this year! Love the postcards. Love the look of the apple-taart, and Radler is always good in hot weather. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  6. So good to be able to sit outside and enjoy a drink and the fabulous apple tart. Holland is just the right place to do that and watch the world go by.

    Have a Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. It seems you are having a lovely visit to Holland and the weather looks lovely and warm. Super postcards of the cow and the cheese.
    Your drinks looked inviting and so did the delicious looking cake.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  8. It looks like you're having a lovely time in Holland and the postcards are fantastic! I would definitely like to try the Chocomel and make that four spoons for the apple tart please ... lol 😉. Have a wonderful holiday and Happy T Day! J 😊

  9. How wonderful you can be in Holland to visit your Mom The cow made me smile-love that card Happy T Day
    Hugs Kathy

    1. Hi again-that is so cool that you live right there in the Badlands-do you get rough winters? what town are you in or near-hubs goes out that way to shoot prairie dogs

    2. I understand now that you live in the country Spain-I was thinking Spain-city in the state of South Dakota usa ha ha that is pretty cool that you have Badlands there too!! very cool that you live in a cave

  10. No, I didn't know that the Dutch all ride bikes, Lisca! Thanks for enlightening me. That mom must be in very good shape to handle the bike with box and young child plus packages! Nice photo of you. I'm glad you're enjoying a visit to your homeland, mum and others.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  11. I like Holland as the people are very friendly..love the cow and cheese and what a great bike with the cart

  12. What a fun trip! That appeltaart would be hard to resist :) I'd like to use a bike for basic transportation, but I feel like I'm taking my life in my hands when I try it here.

    Happy T Tuesday

  13. We loved seeing different adaptations of bicycles when we went to Holland! I must say the apple tart looks delicious! Happy T Day Chrisx

  14. Hi Lisca, I love those postcards! Looks like you are having a brilliant time. Belated happy T day.
    Cazzy x