Tuesday, 9 October 2018

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 9 October 2018 - T for Tuesday - T for black & white, cow sheds and sisters.

Well hello! Long time no see! We're back! We arrived home on Sunday evening after being on the road for exactly a month. I have not been able to blog during that time as Blogger and iPhones don't see eye to eye. I could post something with difficulty but only without photos. Well, that's no fun, so I left it at that.

Today is the 9th of October and it's my 'little' sister's birthday. (Happy birthday Ank) and today is also Tuesday, so I'm joining Elisabeth and Bluebeard for T For Tuesday. Anyone can join the T-Party, just include a beverage in your post. My beverage is a glass of wine as you will see later.

First of all a postcard. I have put my Postcrossing hobby on hold during my trip  but here is a card that I received before I left:

It was sent to me from Germany. (I have put in my profile that I like black and white photography as well as 'pin-ups'. So I was very happy with Marilyn with her stylish bikini.
The stamps were just as interesting:

Nelson Mandela also in black and white.

Now for some photos of our trip. The fist night we stopped near Cuenca. Cuenca is a quaint little town and none of the hotels had parking so we stayed outside town in a rural hotel called La Antigua Vaqueria (The Old Cowshed):

The hotel had a pleasant patio (inner courtyard):

But there was no wifi in the rooms. The only place with wifi was in one corner of the patio, so here I am posing with hubby's laptop:

In the evening we went to (the only) bar/restaurant in the village for something to eat.
It is here that I join the T Party with my glass of wine. 
I had grilled squid. Very nice it was too.
The dessert was a sort of bread pudding in cream. It was utterly delicious:

Cuenca is famous for its 'Hanging Houses'. Here is an image from Wikipedia:
We drove to Cuenca the next morning but couldn't find any of the old things. After a couple of hours driving around we gave up as we had a lot of traveling to do that day. 
We stopped here though (still in Cuenca) along the river:

Lovely rock formations! And the love of my life, my rock, is also in the picture.

That is it from me today,
Happy T-Day everyone, and have a good week!


  1. Wonderful shots of your first stop, Cuenca. The photos of your food and wine were perfect, and I enjoyed the place where you stayed, too. I LOVED what you said about YOUR ROCK. You ROCK, Lisca. I'm sure he feels the same about you.

    That postcard of Marilyn Monroe is wonderful. She was so misunderstood. Of course, the photo of what Cuenca was famous for was brilliant, too.

    I loved reading about your food and white wine, but you may keep your squid. I'm not really a fan, but it could because of the way it was prepared. Thanks for taking us with you to Cuenca and sharing your postcard, food and white wine with us for T this Tuesday. Glad to see you back for T, too.

  2. great pinup postcard and stamps. And oh my- those hanging houses- so cool!!! (not that I would be comfortable staying in one). Have never had squid but I'd be open to trying it. Your meals looks wonderful! Happy you had such a nice time. Happy T day!

  3. Glad you had a good trip and made it away and back home safely. Wow, those hanging houses are something. It looks like a pretty area to visit. Hope we get to see more of your trip in the next few weeks. Happy T day Lisca. Hugs-Erika

  4. A beautiful hotel that you and your hubby stayed at in Cuenca. What a lovely courtyard and restaurant. The food looks delicious. And I love those rock formations.
    Black and White postcards are a favorite of mine and I love your pin-up Marilyn.
    Happy Tea Day,

  5. wonderful photos-I always enjoy seeing your travels that house was amazing, love the postcard and stamps-and the food sounds delicious
    Happy T

  6. What a wonderful place you visited, Cuenca looks beautiful. And the food you got looks great, too. The houses on the rocks look very impressive. Great postcard and stamps, too. Happy T Day, Valerie

  7. Cuenca looks amazing - what a fantastic place to visitand how yummie the food looks!
    The postcars and stamps are fabulous!

    Happy , happy T-Day dear Lisca!
    Hugs, Susi

  8. It is a super Marilyn postcard for your collection.
    The photos of your trip look great and wow those houses on the rocks must be a real sight to see for real.

    The hotel you stayed in looks lovely.
    Happy T day wishes Lisca.
    Yvonne xx

  9. That landscape! I've never had squid but would definitely try it. The restaurant looks welcoming. This sounds like a wonderful trip! Happy T Tuesday :)

  10. The hotel you stayed in looks charming - I am not so sure about the squid though! I have only tried it once and wasn't so keen so it's been a "no' every time since then! Loved the picture of the two rocks! Happy T day! Chrisx

  11. Welcome back, Lisca! How charming to stay at a hotel named "The Old Cowshed" - I think. It must have been an amazing trip.

    Nice photo of you. The dessert looks very decadent and delicious. Your rock - I love it. I have one too ;-)

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  12. right, b/w pictures have a great charme! i love houses with a patio and the meal in the village makes my mouth watering!!
    though the photo you found of the "hanging house" looks spectacular, i never would set a foot into it... i´m scared of heights...
    happy belated t-day to "your rock" and you:))

  13. Beautiful sounding and looking trip!
    Happy T day!

  14. Sorry to be so late visiting this T Day, we have been on a 2 week vacation visiting our friends in Maine, America and Tuesday was our last day with them. We flew back yesterday and arrived back home today, so I figured better late then never ...lol 😉. Welcome back, I hope you had a wonderful trip and Happy birthday wishes to your Sister! I love the Marylin Monroe postcard and wow, the little town you visited looks so beautiful. Such lovely food too and oh those hanging houses are amazing! Happy belated T Day wishes! J 😊 x