Friday, 30 August 2019

A Postcard A Day - Friday 30 August 2019 - Friday Smiles

Hello lovely ladies, it is Friday again. The week just flies by! I'm here to show you some postcards and tell you what made me smile this week. 
My first postcard comes from Taiwan and is a bit of a mishmash as it has two works by Picasso on it and some quotes. On the back it says: Coastal Museum of Art. 
I haven't decided whether I like it or not. It seems a bit confusing to me, as if an artist has taken two copies of Picasso and made it into a collage of sorts.
All I can say is that the stamp is stunning! No doubt it shows a Taiwanese beauty spot.

The next card did make me smile. It is a black and white bunch of carrots, sent to me by Davida, a retired social worker in Sacramento, California. I particularly like it as we are starting a 21 day Daniel Fast on the 1st of September, where we can only eat vegetables and fruit so we can focus on spiritual things. And she sends me a bunch of carrots! Of course she didn't know, but I still think it's funny.

The carrots are an artwork called Carrot Bunch, 2012 by Patricia Curtan. The stamps are beautiful too. I can see a bunch of grapes, a black and white rose and a strange looking frog.
On Sunday we had a couple of missionaries in our church. It was interesting to hear them talk about their work among the Muslim women in southern Spain and across the water in Morocco. They are the lady with the yellow blouse and the lady 3rd from the right, standing next to me 

Here is a photo when we went out for a drink one evening. It is still warm enough to sit outside.

 Another thing that made me smile is the picture of our youngest grandchild in the kitchen in Portugal. He is found climbing the bench so he can get to the Nutella that daddy had put away on a high shelf!
 The following photos are from Portugal too. We visited the castle at Silves and inside the castle grounds there were some sculptures being shown.

 The photo below shows pomegranates on the tree.

And this did not make us smile at the time: 
 It was hot in Portugal!
The photo below has been taken inside the museum of Portimao (mercifully air conditioned). The exhibition was about the architecture of the Algarve. And you might know that I love doors and windows, so I had to have my picture taken by one of those pretty doors (well, it was not a real door...)

 That is it from me this week. I am going to scoot over to Annie at A Stitch In Time and to Virginia at Rocking you world Friday.
Of course there will be some funnies at the end.
Have a great weekend!
Keep smiling!

Edit: I have been told this first one is about Kansas City in Missouri, not Kansas City, Kansas!


  1. I was also a bit confused by your Picasso postcard, but I'm easily confused (grin). Love the stamp. The carrots arrived at the right time, too.

    Laughed at your grandson. My grandmother put cod liver oil pills on top of the refrigerator and when I was six, I climbed on the counter and reached them. Somehow I was in LOVE with cod liver oil pills. Thanks for reminding me of my youth when you showed your grandson.

    I bet you had fun when you went to that museum with all those doors. It looked like a fun architectural exhibit.

    PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW this image Scott sent me from Kansas City is KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, NOT Kansas City, KANSAS. We are NOT illiterate like our neighbors in the state next to us.

    Loved the cat food choices and the last image with the drunk friends. That's one way to show a (meer)cat!

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

  2. I've smiled my way through reading your post today Lisca....the statue of the man he on the toilet?
    The funnies made me chuckle esp the last one cos our little Milly often sits up like that so could join the line of meercats too.
    Annie x

  3. Wonderful postcards and stamps Lisca. Nice assortment of photos. I liked your funnies, especially the cat in the wrong group and the bathtub. I thought use the bucket, too, so I guess I'll need a bed near the window. Ugh.

  4. A lovely happy post Lisca. More interesting postcards to add to your collection, and some beautiful doors!
    I was glad to have some funnies to make me smile. Surprisingly it was the tomato one that caught my eye, though the cat food and meercats were a close second. Thank you for your comments last week. Kate x

  5. Hi Lisca. Sorry I'm late today but we've been on the road for most of it but I'm here now and loving your funnies. The new postcards and stamps are good too. Pleased you're having some nice weather, it's still good here too though a bit breezy this evening. Have a lovely weekend too, Angela xxx

  6. I love that Picasso postcard and also the sculpture of the man sitting on that stump. I want to pull up a stump, put my name on a card, and sit next to him ;) I've never heard of the Daniel Fast. Interesting. Sounds like a fast I could actually enjoy ;)

  7. Ah the postcards are great, I'm not keen on the mixed up one but as you said the stamp was beautiful.

    Your fast sounds interesting and hard work but I'm sure it will prove beneficial health wise and no doubt enlightening, I've never heard of a Daniel Fast before?

    Loving the family photos and the genius that is a child in need of chocolate spread.

    I also love the sculptures but I bet you knew that anyway.

    I hope you are having a great week, mines tripping along at a merry old pace!