Friday, 23 August 2019

A Postcard A Day - Friday 23 August 2019 - Friday Smiles

Hello lovely peeps, It's Friday again. Time to recall the smiles in our week and share them with a link to Annie at A Stitch In Time.

We've been on holiday to Portugal to spend some time with one of our boys and his family. Our daughter-in-law's father is Portuguese and they have a lovely villa in the Algarve. The family were staying there and kindly invited us to spend a couple of days with them at the villa.

Coincidentally I received a postcard from Portugal the week before leaving. It is from Maria José and it shows the map of the country.

We were staying almost at the furthest south-west point of Portugal. (Between the letters A and L on the card).
The stamp is beautiful and depicts one of the most popular pastries of Portugal. Pastel de Tentúgal. It is one of the things I like about Portugal, all those luscious pastries! (Look at my Tuesday blog post to see our visit to a lovely oldie worldie tearoom).

My second card comes from New York City  in the US. It hasn't got much written on it other than that there is a thunderstorm, so the sender has decided he/she will write some postcards.
The image on the card is a dress from the 1989 spring/summer collection of fashion designer Patrick Kelly.
The '80s was a blast for everyone, but this designer in particular was not only having the time of his life, but making history as well. Patrick Kelly was an American designer from Mississippi, a facet he kept central to his brand throughout his career. He started in Atlanta, then moved to New York, starting his education at Parsons School of Design before moving to Paris. Kelly entered the Paris fashion scene in 1985 after being advised by his friend, the model and Black fashion icon, Pat Cleveland, to relocate and launch his career in the fashion capital. He is remembered not only for his whimsical, one-of-a-kind designs, but for his larger than life personality to match.
Let me show you some photos from Portugal. Here is a plaque, or large cork card I saw on the wall somewhere.
I always love to see the storks. We can usually spot the nests on high poles, but not often do we see them the storks around. There were quite a few circling on this occasion and I managed to get a good shot of one of them:
Of course the symbol of Portugal is the colourful cockerel. You see it everywhere. This is the fridge magnet I bought.
This is one of the tiles for sale. It has the cockerel on it and sardines which are the fish that this part of the world is famous for.
I thought this sign would make you smile. Apparently the portughese word for toilets is 'latrina'. Of course the English speakers among us will think of a hole in the ground. It had me chuckling. 

Outside the castle that we visited in Silves, there was this large statue. (Don't ask me who it is. I forgot to make a note of it). Our youngest grandchild is looking up in awe.
The oldest grandchild was not that i mpressed and was more interested to have a private moment at the back of the statue.

As usual, I will put some funnies at the end. They are all taken at weddings this time, and they all made me smile. 
Have a good week, and
Keep smiling!


  1. Wonderful postcards and stamps Lisca. The area you visited looks nice. I like that statue. Great in flight photo of the stork. The wedding photo bombs were funny.

  2. The postcard from Portugal was perfect. Loved the pastry stamp, too. Not sure the person in New York was fully into the exchange idea, but it's a lovely dress and a great back story.

    I had to laugh at your oldest grandson. I think he was rather bored.

    Your wedding photos are SO funny. I especially liked the one with the cow and bull. I laughed and laughed at that one. To think, someone was even proud of her photography.

    Hope you have a super Friday and a great weekend, too.

  3. Lovely to hear you have been having family time in Portugal. I chuckled at your eldest grandson...every picture tells a story eh? As do the wedding photographs...Brilliant.
    Annie x

  4. I love that sparkly dress! We don't have storks here, so that photo is a cool sight :)

  5. Hi Lisca. I've only been to Portugal once though I don't know why because I loved it and the people were so friendly. I will never forget the young women we spoke to. She said she was bored with the weather as it was always the same, sunny. She might not feel like that if she lived in the UK where it rains so much. Great postcards too. The wedding photos definitely made me smile! Oh and yes the fruit trees are netted though I was too late with the pears as the squirrels had the lot before I manged to net it. I wouldn't mind if they would share but they don't leave any. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx