Tuesday, 24 July 2018

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 24 July 2018 - T for sangria and pasta

Hello lovely people,
It's already the 24th of July! How time flies. 
I have received some postcards this week so I will show you one that arrived and one that I have sent myself.
The one I received came from Croatia. It was sent to me by Erika who is from the Czech Republic but is working in Croatie during the summer.

She used a beautiful stamp with corals on it:
The second card is the one I sent. People often ask for typical national dishes or drinks. Well, in Spain, Sangria springs to mind.

  It is made of red wine, fruit and a dash of brandy. I don't drink it myself as a lot of places use the cheapest wine and make it taste horrible or add sugar, in which case it becomes impossibly sweet.

 I would like to show you some photos taken  not long ago when my sister and her hubby were visiting us. We went for a walk as sis has to do her 10.000 steps. Here is our house from a distance: the white building.
 You can clearly see it is built over 4 floors. The top floor is at street level of the centre of the village. At the moment we are living in the ground floor flat where it is much cooler as part of it is built in the rock.

We do not live near the coast (nearest beach one and a half hours drive) but there is a beautiful lake on our doorstep so to speak and we took our visitors there. (My hubby and I are on the left).

I've just realized that the sangria photo would qualify for the T-party hosted by Elizabeth and Bluebeard at Altered Book Lover. But I had already prepared a photo of our meal yesterday.

I made Pasta In Bianco at my hubby's request. It is cooked pasta with lots of freshly grated Parmesan or Grana Padana cheese, and a generous dollop of butter. Yum! I poured myself a cool glass of Portughese white wine, so be my guest!

Have a lovely T-Day y'all,


  1. Oh, your meal looks yummy; my hubby loves pasta. Now, your home looks fabulous! Wow! Thanks for sharing the photo of you, too. I always try to get my 10,000 steps, too. Happy T-Day!

  2. I've always loved your home, and moving to the ground floor is the perfect way to conserve the heat that builds up at higher levels.

    I love that type of pasta, too. Grated parm and butter. What more do you need? For me a cup of coffee and for you a glass of wine.

    Thanks for sharing your postcards, your home, your sister and her new husband, and your food and wine with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. It is cool to see you actual house as you've shown us so many photos inside or on your deck over the years. I think your village is pretty also. Your meal is my daughter's favorite way to eat pasta. It looks yummy to me too. Happy T day. hugs-Erika

  4. The postage stamp is as pretty as the postcard. I'm skeptical about sangrias too for the same reasons as you:) What a unique looking home. One I'd love to see in person! That lake is really beautiful looking and that water-mmmm. Great pasta meal on a summer day-yum!Happy T day!

  5. A lovely postcard but an even more beautiful view of your house. What a stunning place to live!!! Your pasta looks so yummy!! I used to love pasta before going gluten-free.
    Happy Tea Day,

  6. The view of the house is beautiful, and great that you can stay in a cooler part when it is so hot. The postcards are wonderful, too. Your food looks great. Enjoy summer and happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  7. you live at such a beautiful place, lisca! and yes, it is that time of the year everybody is looking for the coolest places in the house;)
    have a great summer and wishing you a happy t-day!

  8. It is lovely to see your home and where it is in the village, a wonderful place to live. I can understand you wanting to keep cool, we have never had it so hot here in the UK for years.
    Your pasta looks delicious, maybe an idea for our meal today.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  9. that was a lovely stamp on the postcard you received it must be fun getting postcards from around the world
    wow I love your home!! Love how it has four floors-great idea living on the lowest floor for cooler in the summer-love that
    I would love to share a glass of wine with you-Happy T Day Hugs

  10. What a lovely post Lisca! i have had Sangria and i did not expect to like it as i'm not crazy about wine but i did end up liking it.. go figure... I enjoyed seeing the photo of your house and your visitors and the Lake.. We live right near a lake too.. Beaver Lake in Arkansas.. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  11. Great postcards! Your house looks amazing and how lovely to spend time with your Sis, you all look so happy and that's such a great photo of you all 😁. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  12. Your posts always make me want to move to Spain :) Such a striking house and lovely scenic landscape. Your meal looks delicious. Happy T Tuesday!

  13. oh, your pasta and wine look delicious! I think your house on 4 levels is so interesting and love the photo of it from a distance...it really looks like a beautiful painting! happy T day!

  14. Hello Lisca, it looks like you are having a wonderful summer. I LOVED seeing the beautiful photos of your home set up on a hill. And, the pasta looks delicious. We're in the midst of a heat wave down here in southern California. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Pat xx

  15. I'm intrigued by your house, Lisca because it's similar to the first house we bought in Mexico except ours was very rustic. Four stories built against the mountain. One level had a stone wall that kept it very comfortable all year long. The views were spectacular overlooking the village and lake, as I imagine yours are.

    Great photo of you all. It must have been a fun visit.

    Thank you for the white wine. That would be my choice over sangria any day ;-)

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  16. What a lovely post Lisca! The postcards are great - love the colour of the coral!
    It looks as though you took your guests on a lovely walk! I don't blame you for moving to the bottom of your house - I think we have all had it hot this year! The pasta would be perfect for me, hubby prefers his with a tomato based sauce! Belated Happy T day! Chrisx

  17. Your house is just so beautiful and I hope you have Pasta bianco for me still - I love it!
    Sorry that I came that late this time!
    Happy very belated T-Day dear Lisca!
    Hugs, Susi