Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 22 May 2018 - T for North Carolina and patios

Good morning all! Here we are again sharing some things which include a beverage. Elizabeth and Bluebeard welcome us every Tuesday for the T-Party.

My blog is about postcards so here is my first postcard. I have stated in my Postcrossing profile that I love maps, so I regularly receive map cards. I love maps from the States. 

My geography is not that brilliant and I wouldn't be able to point out N Carolina on the map, but now I know the shape and I have also looked at a bigger map to see where it is in relation to other states. Lovely card with lots of information about the state.

It was sent to me by someone who works for a university. He/she wrote that this is a very busy time of year because of the preparations for the graduation. Once the academic year is finished, the work is less hectic as there are less people about.

My second card is an ad-card. The sort of card you get in cinemas and restaurants to advertise themselves or other services. I found this card in Córdoba when I was there recently.
The place looks really inviting and i decided I would go for a drink there if i had the chance. The chance came when my travel companions went to visit a museum I had already been to, which gave me an hour or so to be on my own.

This is the entrance to 'El Patio de Maria'. (You will find a  close-up of this sign at the end of this blog post.) 

It reads: 'Sit long, talk much, 
laugh often, drink wine, 
eat a flamenquín. 
The Patio is open and beautiful. 
Welcome to the Maria's Patio'. 
At the bottom it says in Spanish: 'If you want to see it, you have to come.' So I did....

I went to sit at the end table on the right (the only free table) and looked around me.

To my left was a wall with climbing plants and a water feature.

Looking up I saw lemons hanging above me.

My order, lager with lemon juice, came with a dish of olives. Very nice. I could have stayed there all day, it was so beautiful. But I had to watch the time as it would be at least a 20 minute walk back to the coach. 

That was my beverage for today's T-Party. What have you been doing/making/drinking this week? Join me at Altered Book Lover.

Bye for now,


I didn't have a 'flamenquín', but this is what it looks like. It is made with cooked ham, Serano ham and eggs.


  1. This restaurant is very pretty with those painted tables and the courtyard full of plants. I love to dine outside and enjoy part of the day. I think I would have enjoyed sitting there all day also.Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  2. Beautiful postcards and lovely views. That flamenquin looks really tasty. Glad you had such a good week. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Beautiful post Lisca. Great postcards and that's awesome you were able to visit the resturant from the postcard.
    Lovely spot and thanks for showing us a photo of the flamenquin as I was not familiar with it. Enjoy your week hugs
    Happy T Day Kathy

  4. How cool that you found that restaurant. I sent my first Postcrossing postcard in 11 years just a few days ago. It's on its way to Russia. I'd forgotten how expensive it is to send Internationally.
    Happy T day!

  5. What a beautiful place Chris! I would have sat there a while too. Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  6. I KNEW this was Lisca i was talking to really i did!!!! Geesh...

  7. what a gorgeous place!! I love the wall of flowers and all the pretty colors. It very much reminds me of a place in France. Your drink sounds very refreshing and is similar to the French version called panaché where the drink is part beer part lemonade. Happy T day!

  8. This looks a wonderful destination to stop at for a meal or a drink. It seems to have a lovely atmosphere and super plants growing around the walls.
    The postcards looked great as well.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Nice postcard from North Carolina. Looks like lots of info on it, too.

    That was an incredible place you visited and took us to for T this week. I really like the bright pink flowers against the white wall and blue accents and tables. It seems quite serene, too, even though there were many there at the time. Thanks for sharing this beautiful restaurant and your lemon lager with us for T this Tuesday.

  10. What a great find that place was! It looks so pretty and calm too! Happy T day! Chrisx

  11. A wonderful place! So peaceful! Happy T-Day Lisca! Hugs, Susi

  12. What a beautiful spot! So colorful and my favorite color blue. I love the saying and lettering on the sign, too. Happy T Day

  13. What fabulous postcards! We enjoyed visiting North Carolina, it's a lovely place 😁. Wow, what an amazing setting to relax and have a drink. It definately lived up to its photo, the patio is so pretty with all the beautiful plants and blue and white decor, I think I could happily spend all day there too ...lol 😉. Cheers and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  14. What a gorgeous place to eat. The flowers trailing up the wall and the lemon tree... I want one of those in my backyard.
    Your postcard is lovely. This made me think of my son. He LOVES geography, especially of the USA. For fun he drew a detailed world map with the capitals of each country. He also loves to quiz us all on the US capitals. I have to admit, I didn't remember many capitals at all but my son's game has gone a long way in refreshing my memory. He collects maps as well.
    Happy Tea Day,

  15. I probably would have missed the coach! What a beautiful scene to sit in for while!
    Happy t-Day!

  16. What a charming restaurant! such a lovely environment...the flowers and colorful pottery and tables...all so pretty! thanks for sharing your outing with us! ♥

  17. El Patio de Maria reminds me of a charming restaurant in our village. I don't get there often, but always enjoy just sitting and looking around - art on one wall, plants all over, hand painted furniture, sunlight streaming. The food is good too. I think it's time for a luncheon with the girls ;-)

    Thanks for sharing this lovely tidbit from Cordoba, Lisca.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen