Friday, 18 May 2018

A Postcard A Day - Friday 18 May 2018 - Friday Smiles

Good morning lovely people!, How are you all? Have you had much to smile about? I am here to show you a few postcards I have received and to show you a few things that have been happening here in Caniles. Life is full of smiles.

First of all here is a wonderful vintage postcard from Finland. It is a 1939 travel poster. Quite frankly it baffles me as I found that Helsinki hosted the summer Olympics in 1952. So why they would issue a poster or a card with the Olympic rings in 1939? Perhaps they bid and didn't win....I don't know.
The card was sent to me by Sari in very good English. She wrote that she was recovering from breast cancer and all the treatment.She also mentions that Finland does not have a royal family, but that "Our president and his lovely wife and newborn baby are almost the same!" There is an image of the president on the stamp but I forgot to scan it.

Then  this black and white (also vintage) image comes from Germany. 
 The sender, Martin, lives near the Dutch border in a town that is known as bicycle heaven. He writes: "Nordhorn is one of the finest bike towns in Germany".

For Friday smiles I always link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday. Last week Virginia had made fluffy scones and added the link to the recipe. So I made some too this week. Thank you Virginia!

Here they are just being egg washed.
And this is what they looked like when they came out of the oven. A bit irregular, but they tasted lovely. Really Fluffy. We don't have self raising flour here so I used normal flour and added a sachet of baking powder. That is probably why they have risen so much.

My hubby has been really busy getting the last details of the ground floor flat ready. The gates and railing were ready and the man came to place them. Here is the door from the carport to the patio.
This is the door from the carport into the kitchen/lounge.
Here is hubby painting the railing for the main windows.
That certainly made me smile. This weekend we will be having a house warming party/bring and share. So we are busy getting everything ready.

I will be taking pictures, which I shall share at some stage.

Now for some funnies:

This last image is a postcard I received from Holland. It has a greeting on it: "Fijne Dag", which means 'fine day'. It is what the Dutch say in stead of 'Have a nice day'.
So I wish everybody 'Fijne Dag'!

Keep smiling,


  1. I LOVE that postcard from Helsinki. Here's what the internet has to offer on the 1940 games:

    "The 1940 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XII Olympiad, were originally scheduled to be held from September 21 to October 6, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan. They were rescheduled for Helsinki, Finland, to be held from July 20 to August 4, 1940, but were ultimately cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II. Tokyo would eventually host the 1964 Summer Olympics."


    "When the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out on July 7, 1937, Kono Ichiro, a member of the Diet (legislature), immediately requested that the Olympics be forfeited.

    The IOC then awarded the Games to Helsinki, Finland, the city that had been the runner-up in the original bidding process.

    With the Olympics canceled, the major international athletics event of the year turned out to be the annual Finland-Sweden athletics international, held at the new Helsinki Olympic Stadium." (all info from Wikipedia)

    I believe this was a poster that was meant for the 1940 games before they were canceled due to war. It shows a very modern city.

    The vintage picture of the man on the bike is wonderful. I would LOVE to get a copy of that for use in my art.

    Your downstairs flat is going to be amazing, and those scones look delicious, although they are a lot fluffier than the ones I made.

    Great funnies today. Cats get into the weirdest things and sit where they please, too. Fijne Dag to you, too, Lisca and happy Friday Smiles.

    1. I am so glad you looked this information up for us Elizabeth-I had that in mind when I read this post early early this morning and you did it for us.

  2. I’ve just read Elizabeth’s interesting. Your scones look really yummy and your flat is really looking wonderful.....I can see why you’re smiling. Your funnies made me chuckle. I need a cat if they will sit on my ironing board....not my favourite activity.
    Have a great week filled with smiles.
    Annie x

  3. Hi Lisca, I would love one of those scones they look yummy scrummy! I will have to pop back later and read Elizabeth's comment as I have just got back from the gym and need to shower. Great postcards but the cat pics well that's just cats for you Lol! Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

  4. Great postcards again, those scones look delicious, the new gates are awesome! and loved the smiles-hugs
    Have a great weekend Kathy

  5. Those scones look so yummy. And the gate looks fantastic too.I need some time right now...I am ready to retire and do these fun things...2 more years I guess. I do wonder about that postcard too. That would be an interesting story for sure. have a super weekend Lisca. Hugs-Erika

  6. Yay to the fluffy scones, they look lush, I'm glad the link was of use. I'm loving the postcards they are always so different and so interesting from all over the world, I bet your post is fabulous to receive!

    The railings look fabulous, I'm loving the detail and they really stand out from the bright white!

    Loving the funnies - cats are brilliant.

    I hope you've had a great weekend.