Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 - T for a partridge, a birthday and some snow

Hello lovely people. How are you'all? It's T-Day again, when we share something drink related in our post. I found it difficult to find anything this morning, but I remembered I took a photo of our meal last week. I had cooked a Dutch meat-based dish called 'hachee' (pron: ha-sjay). I cooked the beef in the slow cooker and served it on a bed of home made mashed potatoes. Yum.

Of course I had to have a glass of red wine with that. (Sorry Elizabeth, I know you don't drink that). Later on I'm going to link up with Elizabeth and Bluebeard at Altered Book Lover. Why don't you join us?

Saturday I was in the stairwell (our house is built over four floors so there are a lot of stairs) and I spotted a bird. It was not sitting by the door as in the photo but halfway up the stairs.

I recognized it as being a 'perdiz' or in English, a red legged partridge. Around here they are used as game birds and are mostly reared in captivity. 
He or she is a Little beauty. It also has a tag on its leg, so obviously belongs to someone local. 

The partridge is a médium bird, somewhere between a pheasant and a quail in size. They live and nest on the ground and eat seeds and insects. So the famous song of the Partridge in a Pear Tree is not realistic as you would not find them in a tree.

My postcard this week is from a series of posters during WWII. This one encourages people to save energy and fuel. Particularly difficult for the English and their bath culture. I have been told that people had to have a bath in a few inches of wáter. Nice!

This Little chappie is my gorgeous grandson Luciano. He turned three last week. Here he is with his mummy (my daughter-in-law) getting ready to blow the candles. He can't count yet so it doesn't matter he has 6 candles. The more the merrier.

The weather here is still beautiful and sunny. We are praying for rain. It hasn't rained in nearly a year. (apart from a few drops). It did snow in higher altitude though not long ago.

I took this picture while travelling on the motorway near where I  live.(through the windscreen). No, I wasn't driving. My hubby was driving.
 It is the famous Sierra Nevada, which translates as 'snowy mountain'. The is a lovely ski resort up there but that cannot be seen from this side.

Someone (Loli) from our local photoclub had a much better photo and it was accepted by the TV station and shown. She sent me a photo of her tv screen(as I don't have tv)

I think I will leave it at that. 
A big hug to you all and of course I wish all my American friends a very blessed Thanksgiving.
Happy T-Day,


  1. Your hachee looks yummy for sure. Wine sounds good too. And the little partridge is so adorable. I'm glad you got pictures of it. Did it fly away eventually? And you must be a proud Grandmother since Luciano is just adorable! He looks like he is having the time of his life blowing out his candles. Love seeing the view near where you live, and now I know what Sierra Nevada means. We have Sierra Nevada mountains in the western US, and it all makes sense to me now. Happy T day to you Lisca.

  2. Well, the hachee and wine sure is comfort food for a cold day. I have never seen such a bird and you have gotten such great pics of this one. Luciano is utterly adorable-what joy in that pic! Hugs back at you, and a happy T day too!

  3. My keyboard is having a PMS hissy fit today, and refuses to work much of the time. I would LOVE to leave you a personal message like you are used to from me, but it took nearly 30 minutes to write my last "real" message. Fortunately, my mouse still works well, so I can copy and paste this generic message to you. So, I will just wish all my U. S. friends a very happy Thanksgiving and EVERYONE a very happy T Tuesday.

  4. Lovely post with some beautiful views. The partridge is beautiful, I wish I could meet one on the stairs leading to my flat! The food looks fantastic. Your little grandson is a gorgeous kid, happy birthday to him! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. Lovely photos and post to read this morning. The mountain view looked wonderful. Your grandson looked so happy with his birthday cake and candles.
    Your food looked delicious and a glass of wine with it sounded good to me.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  6. What a happy post! The hatchee you made looks very comforting and delicious on the bed of mash potato - yum 😁. I loved seeing the little partridge, what beautiful feathers and markings and how lovely of him to stop by and say hello! Your grandson is adorable and he looks so excited to blow out his candles, that's one beautiful cake too 😁. Wishing him a very happy birthday and sending you happy T Day wishes! J 😊

  7. Mmmm, your hatchee would hit the spot on the cold nights coming in. The partridge that visited you is so cute and your grandson is adorable. Happy Birthday to Luciano. Happy T Day to you.

  8. The food looks yummy and your grandson adorable!! What a beautiful bird too!! Happy T day and thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes!! Hugs! deb

  9. What a cute little bird! I'm wondering if people keep them as pets or raise them for food -like chickens, maybe? I'll follow comments here in case someone knows.

    Happy belated birthday to your grandson! What a cheerful face :)

    Happy T Tuesday

  10. i´ve never seen a partridge, i only know it from the song. and what a Beauty it is!!
    happy belated b-day to your cute grandson:)

  11. Hi Lisca, your dinner sounds perfect for me-roast beef gravy and mashed potatoes-yum and I agree a glass of wine is perfect with this.
    I loved the little partridge I did not know they do not fly into the trees-thanks for sharing.
    Happy birthday to your grandson-too sweet.
    Happy T Day Kathy

  12. Hachee looks like a very hearty and delicious meal. So I looked it up. It sounds a bit like sauerbraten - which hubby and I both love - except for the carmelized onions. I'll have to give it a try. The recipe I found is done in a Dutch oven. How long do you cook it in a slow cooker?

    Now I know how you keep in such good shape - four flights of stairs. How neat to find a partridge in the stairwell. Pretty bird. I hope he got back outside okay.

    Your grandson is adorable!

    Happy T-day, Lisca! Hugs, Eilen

  13. Happy Birthday to your grandson and Happy T Day to you!

    This was my first time seeing a photo of a partridge. I hope the little fellow eventually found his way home. Do let us know if you find out anything more about him.

  14. Your hachee looks delicious! I bet your handsome grandson loved all those candles!
    What a pretty little partridge - the ones here in England are brown speckles! Love your snowy mountain photo! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  15. What a beautiful Partridge! That Crock-Pot dish looks so yummy.
    Happy Tea Day,

  16. The food looks so yummy ♥ and wine is always good. Pretty little bird setting there and I loved the mountain views. A year without rain is a long time. :( Thanks for stopping by my blog ♥

  17. Your hachee looks absolutely yummy and the wine sounds very good too. Never seen a such a partridge - looks adorable but completely different to ours here. You must be a proud grandmother since Luciano is very sweet! Love seeing the views near where you live - gorgeous landscape! Happy T Day, hugs,Susi

  18. oh my, your beef dish looks delicious! What a fun photo of your grandson...he really is a cutie! sorry to be so late for tea (or wine!) hope your week was wonderful and blessed as well! ♥