Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 22 Jan 2018 - T for Baileys at the bar, birthday cake and a robber.

Hello everybody,
It's time for the T-Party hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard at Altered Book Lover. It's real simple: All you need to do is have a drink somewhere in your blog post.
I will start straight away with my drink:
Every Sunday after church we go to a local bar and have coffee and Baileys. Here I am with my coffee. I drink 'cafe cortado', which is an expresso type of coffee with a dash of milk in it. The owner's daughter was helping behind the bar and her 'dash' was rather generous. Here I'm saying to hubby that my coffee looked very much like his (coffee with milk).

We had a birthday in the church. One of our members had an unexpected pregnancy (her youngest is 17) and she gave birth to a gorgeous little girl, adored especially by her older brothers and daddy. On Sunday she was one year old and time to celebrate:
Here is the cake from the other side. It was very yummy! (No, I didn't make it).
Our patronal festival, San Sebastian, fell on a Saturday this year and our village was chockerblock with people. 

I stayed at home as I hate crowds. But most people love this festival as several groups of people (brotherhoods) try to steal the saint (in reality a cross representing the saint).In Spanish it is called the Robo del Santo.
Robo del Santo translates as 'the theft of the saint'. As the church bells chime 5 o'clock, the team that won last year come out of the church with the cross. Other groups literally fight, jostle and wrestle to get their hands on it.
Who has the cross in posession at the end of the procession, is the winner and he and his friends will pay for next year's festivities. That is quite a commitment. It costs thousands and they will be fundraising all through the year to get that covered. This is 2018's winner:
The photos were taken by photoclub members. This one is good too:
Now before I forget, let me show you a postcard. Here is one I am going to send tomorrow morning. It is going to Johor in Malaysia. This person wanted a map card. Fortunately I can oblige.

It is a map of Spain with Andalucia (The green bit at the bottom, where we live) clearly visible in the south. We live in the north East of Andalucia.

I'm going to call it a day.
Have a super T-Day,


  1. Hi wow I can see that the little girl will be totally loved and spoiled as well what a pretty cake too.
    I am not familiar with this festival but I would not enjoy being around that many people either.
    Your coffee sounds nice and I love the postcard you mailing out too--Happy T Day Kathy

  2. How exciting to have a little one after all those years. Her cake looked pretty good. And I liked seeing the celebration in your town as we don't have those here at all. Hope you have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

  3. I agree with Erika that we are a nation so diverse, yet we never take time to celebrate that religious festival. It surprises me that the WINNER pays for the next year. Seems backward to me, but it must make sense because it appears there are lots of people vying for the prize.

    Had to laugh at your espresso coffee and milk. That's still not as light as I drink my coffee. It was fun to see you out and about, though, because I believe that means you are finally feeling better.

    Thanks a lovely postcard. I'm sure the recipient will appreciate it.

    Thanks for sharing the San Sebastian photos, the little girl at the church, your postcard, and your espresso with s for T this Tuesday.

  4. Loved reading about that strange celebration, that's dedication for you! The little girl is gorgeous, she was a good surprise, and I love the cake. Coffee with Bailey's sounds great to me, one of my faves! Happy T Day and have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  5. i always enjoy reading about those traditions, it was completely new to me. well, i´m not sure i would like to be inmidst such a crowd of People... but for sure it would be very interesting to see.
    happy t-day, lisca!

  6. Your coffee and Baileys looks yummy! The little girl is such a cutie in her pink dress and her cake looks lovely with all those decorations on top 😁. Your postcard is great, I'm sure that they will love it! Happy T Day! J 😊

  7. The little girl mus be a joy to her family, the photos looked lovely.
    Coffee and Baileys sounds a good combination to me, I don't drink much coffee but I think I would have kept it black if I had the Baileys to go with it.
    The festival sounds interesting, but like you I would have kept out of the way, fighting for something does not appeal to me in any way, I wonder if any of the participants got injured.
    Happy T day wishes Lisca.
    Yvonne xx

  8. The coffee and Baileys must taste yummy! This little girl is such a cutie in her lovely pink dress and her cake looks so pretty as she looks. 😁. Your postcard is super! Happy T Day!

  9. What a crowd! A very interesting tradition though. I enjoy reading about such things. That is a great map postcard. Someone is going to be delighted with it.

  10. What an exciting surprise, a baby after so long. So sweet! I'm afraid I'd stay away from that throng, too lol. What a crowd! I enjoyed hearing about the festival and seeing the photos :) I like espresso but drink all coffee black. So many ways to drink coffee. Happy T Tuesday

  11. what an exciting week you had. love the photos

  12. I'm smiling back at you, Lisca. I'd like the Bailey's part but not the coffee - lol.

    17 years between children - yikes. I coudn't imagine starting all over again when our son was 17. How nice of your church to organize a 1st birthday party. She looks adorable in her frilly pink frock.

    I love hearing about the local traditions in Andalucia. El robo del santo is a new one to me - but the idea of the "winner" paying for next years's fiesta isn't new.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  13. Ahhhhh... Love a good Bailey's and Coffee ♥ I don't do well in large crowds any more either so I would have been at home too. Sounds like they really get into the "SPIRIT" of things though.
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit. The Japanese restaurant was fun and the food very good.

  14. Hello Lisca! Thank you for your visit, and warm welcome! And we have even more in common! I notice, you describe your Blog as a post card blog. I have a collection of post cards, mostly quite old. Also, if you see me on Waling 4dun register, I go by foxy grandma. I have walked virtually several trails and now am on the AT.
    Your coffee looks great and that is one adorable little girl! Let me know what your name is on Walking4Fun and we can give a shout out to each other! :)

  15. a fun post...would be interested to know how the tradition of stealing the saint got started. seems very peculiar to me, but I am sure there are a lot of American traditions that the rest of the world thinks are weird! lol. Beautiful birthday girl...looks like a joyous party! happy t day very late! ♥