Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 21 August 2018 - T for cakes and cards

Good morning lovely peeps,
Here I am again with some postcards to show you and hopefully some drinks. I will be joining the T-Party organised by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. All I need is an image of a beverage. That is proving more difficult than I thought. All my photos are on my mobile or tablet and I don't seem to be able to  send them to my computer. (I usually email them to myself. I can do that as I have more than one email account). Not to worry, lets have some postcards:

This one came to me from Russia. It's a sort of pin-up. A pretty girl in the snow, probably freezing her t...toes off!  I quite like it. It is a fun picture.
The stamps are fabulous:
 There is a round stamp with apples, a football world cup stamp, and two kremlin stamps.
 Here is one from the series of head dresses. 
Russian Federation, September 23, 2009
Culture of Russian People - National Head dress - Middle of XIX Century, Nizhniy Novgorod Province
Quite spectacular!
Russian Federation, December 18, 2008
Decorative Art of Dagestan - Sewn on pendant from the wedding head-dress "Margjal".

So many stamps on one card!! There was hardly any room to write the address.

What can I offer you in the way of a beverage?
Here is a photo I took in a bar along the motorway, when we stopped for a coffee and a bun.

Now for the last series of photos from Plasencia. This is the old cathedral:

 This is just one of the little narrow streets:
 A street lamp:
 The (i think West) city gate:
 The same gate a bit closer:

 In the main square there were plaques in the pavement to indicate who had lived in that particular building. Most were wealthy jewish families. 
 Apparently the Jews and the Moors lived peacefully together in those days. The Catholic kings didn't conquer this part of Spain until 1492. 
Interesting isn't it. This one reads: David Abeasra and his father-in-law Jacob Cerfaty (1455).

I think this is it for today, 
Happy T-Day,


  1. such fun to get so many wonderful postcards and stamps in your exchanges! What a wonderful looking area to visit with its marvelous old buildings...and your coffee and treat stop look very tempting and yummy. Happy T day!

  2. Hi Lisca, you always share the coolest postcards and stamps-I look forward to seeing them
    I enjoyed all the photos-your sweet looks delicious
    Happy T Day wishes Kathy

  3. Those plaques were interesting and the old area of the city is fascinating. I wonder if those Jewish families were forced out of town during the Inquisition? Your bun looks very yummy too. Looks like a good snack on the road. Hope you have a wonderful T day Hugs-Erika

  4. That postcard is awesome. A bit racy for the times (I'm guessing the image was originally from the 1940s or 50s), but it is a genuine gem. And all those stamps for one postcard. Be still my heart because I collect stamps and use them in my art.

    I enjoyed seeing the photos from Plasencia, including the cathedral and more of those tiny high walled streets. I wonder if you went there today it would still be 40 C.

    I was impressed with your coffee and cake in the roadside diner. I was also impressed with the coke in a real glass bottle and lemon, too. You don't get that here. Thanks for sharing your Russian postcard, photos from Plasencia, and your coffee and coke with us for T this Tuesday.

  5. Love the photos of Plasencia again, what a wonderful place. Great postcards this week, love the stamps, too. You got a good snack in that bar! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  6. i always love what you get from postcrossing... the cards and the stamps really are special. and those thick walls of the cathedral look heat safe, i think i would spend all my time there;) happy t-day, dear lisca!

  7. You received some fantastic postcards, the stamps re lovely as well.
    Your snack looked delicious, it reminded me of what we call a custard slice if it had had white icing on top.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  8. That's a fun postcard and those stamps are so beautiful! Your coffee and a bun looks delicious and I enjoyed looking around the cathedral too 😁. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  9. The plaques are fascinating. I sometimes wish our streets were narrower; it'd calm traffic down considerable ;) That dessert looks delicious! Happy T Tuesday

  10. It must be wonderful to get such lovely postcards in the mail Lisca! Such narrow streets must mean more walking and a slower pace of life.. sounds wonderful. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  11. Beautiful postcard but I am loving the stamps of the Russian headdresses! Truly stunning!
    More beautiful pictures from your trip. I love all the stone and architecture.
    Happy Tea Day,

  12. I laughed out loud at your "probably freezing her t...toes off" comment. Cute post card. The Russian headdress is lovely.

    That's a very interesting part of Plasencia. The history too is interesting. It's sad to think of all the wars that are fought in the name of religion.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, Lisca. You know you don't have to finish the Danielle Mack 5-day face drawing challenge in 5 days. I NEVER keep up, but I still love doing them, even if I'm always behind ;-)

    You asked if I would frame my chia girl. No, she'll be bound into my 2018 Life Book at year end (or whenever I get enough lessons done).

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  13. Lovely post! I look forward to seeing all the photos on the different blogs on Tea Day! The food photos thought make me hungry. And if that is a bun, I like buns! LOL Thanks for sharing and happy T Day1
    P.S. You have inspired me to put all my postcards in an album. I don't think I have ever thrown one away. It was like going down memory lane reading the different ones; even have some that my mother had received. :)

  14. Your postcards certainly are fabulous and those stamps! Love seeing the photos and well done for remembering photos even on a short stop! Happy T day! Chris xx

  15. I think it is simply fantastic to get so many different postcards and stamps in this exchanges! An amazing looking area to visit with those wonderful old buildings and this cake looks so very tempting and yummy. Thanks a lot for the butternut squash idea, I will try this for sure. Happy T day Lisca!♥♥♥ Hugs, Susi