Hello lovely peeps, How are you'all this Tuesday? It's time for Elizabeth and Bluebeard's T-Party called T for Tuesday. Come and join us, all you need is a beverage. My beverage is coming further down, but first let me show you my postcards.
The first one goes to a girl in Russia who has never seen the ocean. She asked for cards which show the sea or ocean. So I found this surfer dude with his Volkswagen on the beach. She asked for cards in an envelope so she could lift the stamps. As I was using an envelope, I thought I'd add a few things until I reached the max weight. I added empty sugar bags, teabag wrappers and bus tickets. I also found this cat sentiment bookmark. She loves cats so I'm sure that will be a hit. (Bluebeard might recognise some of them)
This weekend we went to meet with one of our sons and his family as they were journeying back from their holiday destination in southern Portugal to the ferry in northern Spain. We arranged to meet halfway in a place called Plasencia. It meant a five and a half hour car journey for each of us.
We'd booked into the same hotel and later we phoned the hotel and asked them if we could come a day earlier as well. So we could do some sight seeing before the gang arrived.
Plasencia is a medieval walled town built on a hill. Of course the car park is at the bottom of the hill. Fortunately they have made escalators all the way to the old town.
When you get to the top of the last escalator, you are met with the name Plasencia on a little square.
We walked past the bronze man on his horse, through the city gates and walked along the inside walls:
This is the outside. It is truly magnificent.
At a certain point we could go in one of the towers and walk along the top of the wall. The view from up there is stunning.
So occasionally we stopped for a drink and a cool down with airconditioning.This was an old bar in one of the side streets. Our drink is a Radler (ice cold lager with real lemon,). I was so hot and bothered that I am not going to show you my photo. In stead here is hubby pronouncing a toast to the T-ladies!
One last thing: Our cat brought us a present this morning:
Here he is with a ballpoint to get an idea of size. Yes, it's a dead upsidedown scorpion. The funny thing is that our cat is hopeless with mice. He's not interested. But he seems to like catching/killing scorpions. (it's not the first time). These scorpions are not deadly (to humans) but the bite hurts a lot apparently. (and it actually might kill our cat...)
That's it from me today.