Friday, 10 August 2018

A Postcard A Day - Friday 10 August 2018 - Friday Smiles

Hello lovely friends,
It's Friday already.This week has flown by. 
I hadn't received many cards over the last few weeks and all of a sudden yesterday, I got 11! The postoffice must have saved them up....

 Here is another Inge Löök creation for my collection. I think the old dears are playing witches. It was sent to me by a Dutch lady who lives in Germany. She was able to write to me in Dutch, which was nice.
The stamps are beautiful. 

I managed to find some info on the Corvey abbey on Wikipedia: The Imperial Abbey of Corvey or Princely Abbey of Corvey (GermanStift Corvey or Fürstabtei Corvey) was a Benedictine abbey on the River Weser, 2 km northeast of Höxter, now in North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany. It was one of the Imperial abbeys of the Holy Roman Empire from the late Middle Ages until 1792 when the abbey was dissolved and Corvey converted into a prince-bishopric. It was in turn secularized in 1803 and absorbed into the newly created Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda. In 2014, the former abbey was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What have I been doing this week? What were my smiles? I'm going to join Annie at A Stitch In Time for her Friday Smiles.

My first smile is that it's Feria week in our village. Each town and village has a week long Feria. Ours is this week:

There are activities every day and performances at night. We don't go out every night, but we will go out tonight and tomorrow night to see the folk dancing.

Hubby complained that he could not find anything to make holes in his new belts. He had these belts but couldn't use them. So out comes my Cropadile! Five minutes later: job done and hubby smiling from ear to ear!

The other thing I have been doing is making cards. Two cards. A first anniversary card for my sister and B-I-L, and a birthday card for my son who will be 42 at the end of the month. (Yes, he was born in the hot summer of 1976).
I can't show you any of the cards until after the event, but I can show you this heart die.

I spent a lot of time getting that one absolutely right and then carefully pushing out all the 'bits' with a pin. I bought the die at a Chinese poundshop for one Euro, but it works well.

Another happy moment is that our worship group has been given an overhead projector. But nobody could get it going. All the software we could get had monthly subscriptions to pay for the English and american performance and copyright. So hubby has been busy sorting that out and is now using Powerpoint. Not ideal, but until we find something better and free, it will have to do. But it works and we are very happy with it, so smiles all over.
 Last weekend we went to the Extremadura region of Spain, to a place called Plasencia. We met up with one of our boys and his family on the way from the Algarve to the ferry in the north.
I blogged about the visit on Tuesday and today I will show you some more photos. 
It was very hot. Above 40 degrees centigrade, very hot!

 We were in the main square of the town, and I spotted these men on the roof of a building. Here you can see one of them. The other is an automaton seemingly ringing the bell. I thought it was a real man. We had to laugh about that! (In close up it is clearly visible, but with the naked eye not so obvious)

 I'm always on the look out for street art and murals. This is a sculpture of someone with his head in the sand.
 Plasencia is a walled town on the top of a hill. To get to the old town was quite a climb. Seeing the escalators was one of our biggest smiles that day. Fantastic!
 This was the half-way point. I think there were 4 escalators in total.

The car park had elevators and a walkway to get to the bottom of the escalators. The elevator shafts were painted with art. 
 Both with a 'bird' theme.
 Now for some funnies. I found this one the other day and it had me smiling:

The following funnies I got from Denthe's blogspot

That's it from me. Have a lovely weekend all,


  1. Love the darling postcard. Those old ladies are always funny. Glad you were able to help your husband with his belts. Yes, the cropadile is a lifesaver, isn't it?

    Enjoyed seeing more photos from Tuesday's post. Loved the sculpture of the guy with his head in the sand. Seems we have those here, too. The murals were incredible, which I thought was awesome.

    The funnies are great this week. I LOVED the one from WalMart. Reminded me that the other day I was at the store (not WalMart) and the bill was $7.00 and change. I handed the girl a $20.00 bill, two $1.00 bills, and the change. She immediately handed me back the $2.00. I pushed it back in her hand and told her I wanted one $5.00 bill and one $10.00 bill, not a bunch of $1.00 bills. She still didn't get it. I tried to be patient and suggested she just put the dollar amount I had given her into the computer and let it do the rest. Lo and behold, I got my $15.00 back. She was still trying to figure it out when I left. I can't believe that people don't know how to add, subtract, and do basic math in their head. Unfortunately the WalMart sign hits very close to home.

    Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend, dear Lisca.

  2. I think I’ve managed to catch up with your posts. I love the funnies, the street art is amazing but having a cat that brings you a scorpion is in a whole new league from one that brings you a half dead bird or mouse! Thanks for hanging in there in my absence and keeping the smiles going.
    Annie x

  3. It's a good week and you have a lot to show for it. Now I am impressed with outdoor escalators. That is a fantastic idea. Love the street art too. Have a great time at the folk dances. Hugs-Erika

  4. Hi Lisca, great postcard and stamps. I have a Cropadile and though I don't use it very often when you need it nothing else will do the job. The sculptures are great too and love the funnies. Hope your weekend is full of happiness, Angela xxx

  5. I love your newest postcard and stamps-wow and do get 11 pieces of happy mail-that would be so fun
    Loved the sculptures, and art--Happy weekend hugs

  6. Not sure if you are joining in this week as you didn't mention it in your post (I hope you are), I love how you find the history behind your postcards and the stamps, it must lead you along lovely paths of information to learn about - brilliant!

    42 degrees sounds unbearable if I'm honest, we've had it hitting 30 degrees and that's too much for us here. Thankfully we are down to a cool 21 degrees today and it is bliss!

    the funnies made me smile. I hope you had a lovely weekend and week ahead.


  7. Hi Lisca, just popped back to reassure you not to worry about the new fish! They are interesting creatures and will gather round the bag waiting for the new fish to come out and often follow them around particularly if the new one is female. Koi, Goldfish and Golden Orfe all get on really well though I know there are some fish that don't. I have heard people say all sorts of things about their lack of memory and not feeling pain but I can't agree completely. I think their memory is shorter than ours but they do have one. I tried to catch a fish that we only had for a few months and she wouldn't go any where near the net yet the older fish who have been in the pond a long time and never been netted seemed quite happy to swim into it. I never did manage to net the one I wanted! Pleased you like my garden too. It has rained for a couple of days which we really need. I never water the grass when it's dry as it will come back in time and some of it is looking green already. Thanks for the lovely comment and hope you're weekend is good, Angela xXx

  8. Cropodiles are a wonderful piece of kit. I have used mine for all sorts of things.
    Plasencia looks a very interesting place, but I am so glad they provide escalators. All those steps would be the end of me.
    I always think puns are amusing and that is quite a collection.
    It is a bit of a trial to have to prepare a powerpoint every week, but I think that is what we used at my last church. But it is good to have an overhead projector - very useful. Kate x