Tuesday, 8 October 2019

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 8 October 2019 - T for cooking stones, Flintstones and another nude

(Translation: Good morning. For the early bird, coffee helps!!) I like Fred Flintstone. Because we live in a cave house we are sometimes jokingly called Fred and Wilma!

Hello lovely girls,
We are traveling again, so this post is written in advance (in fact I am writing this on Friday). When you read this on Tuesday, we will be on our way home. We will have been to Madrid for a wedding of a dear friend's daughter, who we have seen growing up. Now that little girl is getting married! She is already married as they had the big wedding in the UK. But as the groom is Spanish, they are having a blessing in the evangelical church of Móstoles on the outskirts of Madrid. I will post photos next week.
First off is this beautiful postcard from Belgium. Claire writes that she chose this vintage poster because orange is the Dutch national colour.
The next card came in an envelope. It was so full of stamps that there was hardly any room for the address! There were 22 'Crane' stamps and three other ones. 
The two stamps on the left read Religious Freedom in America. And it's about the Flushing Remonstrance 1659-1959.

That is very interesting. I don't know much about American history, so I had no idea what that was.  In 1656 Flushing was a Dutch colony led by Peter Stuyvesant. Only the Dutch Reformed Church was allowed and Quakers had to meet in secret in the woods. Citizens of Flushing welcomed them in their houses, but got into trouble because of their kindness. 
They wrote a letter to the governor, in beautiful proze, asking for freedom of religion as it was practiced in the Netherlands.
Here is a link to the article I read. And of course you will find it in Wikipedia.

So what was in the envelope? Another nude. I do like a tasteful nude, and this drawing is beautiful (as is the model). I think it is charcoal. It says: München, Haus der Deutschen Kunst. Wilhelm Hepfing.

  I found this on Hepfing: Wilhelm Hempfing (1886–1948) was a German painter and printmaker. He was born July 15, 1886 in Schönau near Heidelberg. He is best known for his impressionist style landscapes, portraits and his numerous painted nudes. Hempfing studied at the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe with Professor Friedrich Fehr. He was also an important and excellent etcher trained by Walter Conz at the Karlsruhe Academy. He traveled frequently, painting in England, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece and the German coastal areas along North Sea and Baltic Sea. He died June 6, 1948 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Now for a few photos from our recent trip to the south coast. We normally eat our main meal in the day, and that is when you can get the best deals in the restaurants. So in the evening we just go out for wine and tapas. We chanced upon this little restaurant/bar in Motril.
We sat inside (Cooler) and we ordered a drink. The tapa was free. It was meat on a stick cooked on a hot stone. Delicious!
 Hubby is on his second Radler (Lager with lemon juice), and this qualifies me for the T-Party I guess. (Bleubeard and Elisabeth at Altered BookLover)
 Our waiter was very kind and practiced his English although we speak Spanish. 
 This was hubby's dessert. I think it was Tarta de Whiskey.
Well, that is it for today.
Happy T-Day,


  1. Those stamps are awesome-do you make art with all of your stamps? I didn't know that about our history-so thank you for that.
    that dessert looks so delicious if I didn't have to be gluten free I would really want a slice for sure.
    Happy T wishes Kathy

  2. Ha ha- love the Flintstones reference:):):) I grew up on these cartoons (even though I personally was not a fan of cartoons for the most part).
    Beautiful vintage postcard and nude. Oh, the foods of Europe..yum! I used to have a drink in France called panaché (similar to your hubby's drink) which was beer and lemonade - quite refreshing. Happy T day!

  3. Hi Lisca ( or should I say Wilma?), lovely post today. You got some great cards. I LOVED the Flintstones back in the day. You did a lot this week, and got some beautiful cards. Interesting to learn about the Flushing Remonstrance. Love the look of your food and cake etc. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Dear Wilm... Lisca - maybe you would share some pics of your home, it sounds really interesting! Please let me know. The meat looks yummy! Happy T-day!

  5. Hi Lisca, I think Flushing is where we have caught a ferry to the UK years ago.
    Love the tapas, we never get them free where we live but in Granada and Segovia they gave it with every drink! Tarta a Whiskey is lovely!
    Happy T Day. Jan x

  6. I have never heard if the Flushing Remonstration. Of course history is not my area so maybe that is why. Back in school we only learned the highlights, and growing up in my area we learned a lot of the Pilgrims. But they did live in the Netherlands for awhile. I am interested in your husband's dessert too. It looks and sounds interesting. I hope you share some wedding photos with us. Happy T Day. Hugs-Erika

  7. Your postcards looked great and the Flintstones cartoons do make me grin when I see them. It was good to read the history piece you shared, its true we can learn something new every day if we look for it.
    Your husbands dessert sounds and looks yummy, I would love to have a taste but not a slice as it sounds quite boozy as well.
    Happy T day wishes Lisca.
    Yvonne xx

  8. I love your nicknames, so appropriate as you live in a cave house ...lol 😉. The orange postcard is so beautiful - I love it! Your meal looks delicious too and wow, that is some yummy looking desset! Wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

  9. What an appropriate nickname for a couple living in a cave house :)

    The hot stone on the table is fascinating and has me wondering if something similar would work at home. It's small enough. I think I'll do some googling :) Happy T Tuesday!

  10. Interesting piece of American history, Lisca. I'm surprised the US postal system let that envelope pass with so much of the stamps hidden.

    Hubby's dessert looks delicious. May I have a bite?

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  11. So nice and funny "al que madruga....." with Fred and Wilma :) Great post Lisca, very interesting this story of America, didn´t know it. Love the beautiful stamps, and the postcard with orange, and the nude. It may be difficult to draw a nude, or a face.
    Happy T-day! yummy dessert from your husband and lovely bar for tapas.
    I wish you a very nice day, and send big hugs,

  12. Fred and Wilma made me smile. I loved watching the Flintstones. Sadly for a country founded on tolerance, we aren't very tolerant. And the more things change the more they stay the same ☹ Your small plates look inviting and that dessert looks like a bit of heaven. Happy T Day

  13. I love the postcards but it's the envelope with the stamps that I love the most! Your food looks delicious! Happy T Day!Chrisx

  14. I hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy the wedding. I like the looks of your hubby's dessert. :) Happy T Day!

  15. Who would have thought a pesky squirrel could have sidelined me for over three days. It sidelined ME. Otherwise I would have been here sooner.

    I remember reading about the Flushing incident in school many years ago. Religious (and political) freedoms come with a cost, but must never be stifled. I'm glad you shared this. And all those postage stamps. WOW, oh wow. What a great treasure you have with those. I hope you use them in your art over time.

    I hope the wedding was wonderful. I'm sure you had a good time.

    There are no free tapas or treats at bars or restaurants in the States, so you are so lucky. I could live on tapas. Truly.

    Thanks for sharing your postcards, your drinks, and your tapas with us for T this week, dear Lisca. Hope by now you are home.

  16. Nice assortment of postcards with lovely stamps. Your meal and dessert looked good. Happy Belated T-Day!

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