Tuesday, 31 July 2018

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 31 July 2018 - T for Sisters, musical instruments and books....

Hello lovely peeps,
It's T-Party time again! I will share a beverage with you later, but first I would like to show you this week's postcards. I will show you one that I sent and one that I received this week.

This is the one I sent:

The person I sent it to wanted something food-related. This is an image of a WWII poster about learning to preserve food. 

The card I received comes from Bulgaria. It was sent by Erina, a Russian lady who lives in Bulgaria, in Sofia. She sent me this gorgeous collection of musical instruments. I love it!

Erina writes that she loves visiting art exhibitions and playing scrabble. (Imagine Scrabble in Russian characters...)

The stamps she used are brilliant! The one on the right is about Postcrossing! The one on the left celebrates the Bulkgarian presidency of the Council of the EU.

Now I have come to my beverage , as I am joining Elizabeth and Bluebeard at Altered Book Lover.

My sister and her hubby came to visit us recently and we took them to our local round the corner for drinks and tapas:

The fritters in the middle are a tapa, which is free. They try to give you something different every time you order a drink.
 Here are me and sis. She is drinking rosé. 

The last photo is not one of mine. It was taken by a friend from the photo club. I have included it so you can see the area that we live in.
The landscape is called 'badlands' and the hill in the back ground is called Jabalcon. The lake on the far left is the reservoir Negratin. The two villages are Freila and Zujar.

I have another beverage related thing:

It's a book that I read recently. I saw that Erika also has some book reviews on her blog.  I've come with a few more that I personally enjoyed. 

This one (with T-Party appropriate cover) , called The Sister Circle I found delightful. It is the first of a series and I would gladly read some more. Here is the Amazon synopsis:
Suddenly widowed with no means of support, Evelyn Peerbaugh 
hangs a “for rent” sign in front of her large Victorian home and her life 
changes ways she never dreamed of.

In a matter of days she becomes the owner of a busy boardinghouse 
and must now cope with the lives and emotions of the most 
incompatible group of women ever gathered under one roof. How will 
Evelyn manage? What will her future be like now?

“The Sister Circle,” Book One of this charming contemporary series, 
introduces Peerbaugh Place, the quaint Victorian house that becomes 
a refuge to seven women of vastly different ages, personalities, and 
backgrounds. This heartwarming and timeless story reveals their 
struggles and triumphs, as the women forge a special bond of 
sisterhood and come together through faith and love.

The second one is The Atheist and the Parrotfish. A bit more meaty and engaging, but equally enjoyable. 

Doctors tend to the needs of their patients, but patients give meaning to the lives of their doctors. So it is for Cullen Brodie, a twice-divorced California nephrologist, and Ennis Willoughby, a troubled cross-dresser whose life is saved by a rare heart-and-kidney transplant.
Cullen's bitter disbelief in the afterlife is tested when Ennis begins to exhibit tastes and characteristics uncannily similar to those of his female organ donor--whose first name Ennis inexplicably knows. When Ennis becomes convinced that the donor's soul has inhabited him, Cullen sides with Ennis's psychiatrist, who tells Ennis he has subconsciously confused his emerging transgender personality with the imagined characteristics of his female donor.
While his psychiatrist coaxes forth Ennis's female side, Cullen is summoned to the South Pacific by an old lover for a reckoning of their past. On the island paradise of Rarotonga, he is forced to confront the heartrending truth about a tragedy that destroyed their college romance--a tragedy Cullen blames on religious zealotry.
Filled with resentment over what he has learned, Cullen returns to Southern California determined to shatter Ennis's delusion of ensoulment. But Ennis's eerie knowledge of his donor's greatest secret forces Cullen to consider the unimaginable: Is it possible he is witness to a verifiable incident of transmigration, tangible proof of a human soul? Or is he witness instead to the miracle of being transgender? Male and female at once, the glory of one and the glory of the other, both shining--like a parrotfish, another miracle of nature, changing gender apace, beside its glorious, ever-changing hue.

There you are! That's me done. Come and join the party with anything drink related. 

Have a lovely week and see you soon,

Happy T-Day,


  1. Wow, Lisca. This is a huge and wonderful post today. Those postcards are adorable, and I am in awe of those musical instruments. Lovely stamps, too.

    What a lovely photo of the badlands area where you live. Impressive.

    I'm not sure I would want to read the second one, since it sounds a bit too out there for me. I am a scientist, so you have to show or prove something to me.

    You and your sister were having a great time during her visit. I always enjoy how you get free tapas with your drinks. I don't think they do that here in the states, although some places offer free peanuts in the shell.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful postcards, your book reviews, and your great wine and tapas with us for T this Tuesday.

  2. You look like you had a wonderful visit with your sister Lisca. I like how they give you some free snacks with your drinks. They never do that here. I think your books look interesting. It is always good to see what others read because they give you some good recommendations sometimes. Hope you have a fantastic T day Lisca. Hugs-Erika

  3. Your views are amazing-we have an area named the Badlands in the western States.
    always enjoy your postcards.
    Looks like a nice time with family
    thanks much for book reviews.
    Happy T Day hugs Kathy

  4. Thank you for the review! I will look into it. I am always looking for new authors and book series! Happy Tea Day!

  5. The postcards and stamps are lovely. Love the views of where you live. Great to 'meet' your sister, too. Those books sound good, enjoy. Reading is the thing which always keeps me sane. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  6. you are really building a wonderful collection of postcards - i enjoy seeing the new ones each t-day:)) and a beautiful environment you are living in!
    happy t-day and have a great week ♥

  7. What interesting postcards and how amazing that there is a postage stamp about Postcrossing. I always love to read about what others are reading. The first sounds a nice light read which I would enjoy, the second sounds a bit more serious and even scary. How appropriate for Tea Day is the teacup book cover.
    Nice to see a photo of you too.
    Happy T Day!

  8. Lovely stamps on your postcards today, it was a super post to read today and thank you for the book review.
    I loved seeing the landscape of the countryside near where you live, and wonder how did it get called Badlands.
    They were happy photos of you and your sister.
    Happy T day wishes Lisca.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Lovely postcards and as always I enjoyed seeing the postage stamps too 😁. It looks like you had such a wonderful time with your sister and the photos of you all are fabulous - happy times! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  10. I am loving that WW II food poster-postcard. Vintage posters are beautiful! The postcard with the musical instruments is cultural and unique. I love that they are wearing traditional dress.
    Looks like you and your sister had fun. And those Tapas look yummy!
    Happy Tea Day,

  11. Brilliant postcards and stamps. I love the Postcrossing stamp.

    It looks like you had a fun visit with your sis. Lovely photos. I'm smiling back at you, Lisca :D

    Thank you for the book suggestions. I think the Sister Circle should be required reading for the T-ladies just because of the cover.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  12. I love your outdoor seating. That'd be a nice place to share with friends :) That photo does give me a sense of your area. Such a striking landscape!

    I'm going to check into The Sister Circle. It sounds like a series I'd like. Thx for the recommendation :) Happy T Tuesday!

  13. Thanks for the book reviews! I am always looking for new authors to try.

  14. Wonderful mail art. So nice of you to share pictures of your family with us. The area you live in is just breath-taking. You can just see forever. I enjoyed the book reviews. The Atheist and the Parrotfish sounds very intriguing. Happy T Day

  15. This is a wonderful post , amazing mailart and a wonderful area wher you live! You are blessed to be there! Thank you for the review sonds an interesting read!
    Happy belated T-Day Lisca! Hugs, Susi

  16. What a brilliant post! I love that music card! Thanks for the book reviews too! I have just finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and loved it! I think the Spanish way of having Tapas would suit me fine! Belated Happy T day, Chrisx