Friday, 31 January 2020

A Postcard A Day - Friday 31 January - Friday smiles

Hello lovely people, 
It is Friday again and time to share what made me smile this week.
I have not been writing many cards as we've been away, so I haven't received any either. But last week I started sending cards again and the first 'counter' card has arrived. It comes from Germany. I love maps and map cards so this lady from Munich has sent me this map card of Bavaria.

She has put lots of fun stickers on the back and two lovely stamps:
 On the left the Greifswalder Oie lighthouse.
  (Greifswalder Oie (literally "Greifswald's isle") is a small island in the Baltic Sea, located east of Rügen on the German coast. The island covers an area of about 54 hectares.)
And on the right the Falshöft lighthouse on the Baltic coast. The Falshöft Lighthouse is located directly at the border of the nature reserve Geltinger Birk and is a textbook example of a lighthouse. With its red-and-white colour and constructed from cast iron elements it towers 25 metres high.

Any more smiles? Of course. On Saturdays we always have pancakes for breakfast. We like the little fat ones and use this special gadget that I bought very cheaply at one of those Chinese super websites. We can buy oat flour here so we  made oat pancakes. Very nice too.
Sunday could have been a sad day as it would have been my dad's birthday. Either my sister or i try to be with our mum for that day. This year it was my sister. We Skyped of course and it was just quality family time with a lot of laughs.
My friend brought me a bunch of oregano, so that is now drying. That evening I made arepas (south american corn pittas) and I roasted some of those lovely little peppers and we had a wonderful supper.  The breads open up like a pitta bread and can be filled with whatever you have lying about in the fridge.
Tuesday was another day that could have been sad but wasn't. Our pastor's wife has died after a long battle with cancer. But her funeral was a celebration of her life in the knowledge that she is now in a better place.
As we were in town, hubby went to the ironmonger to find a piece that fitted a chimney pipe. We have these fabulous ironmongers that have absolutely everything! We have been coming to this shop for 14 years. Even in the beginning, when we didn't speak Spanish, they always seem to understand what we wanted.  
There was a lovely red sky as we drove home that evening. That evening I made a tasty potato soup in my new pan. 
Yes, I have a new pan. I bought it this week in a local shop. I saw it and had to have it, if you know what i mean...

I love it and have used it every day since I bought it.

That is it from me today. Have you had a week to smile about? Tell us about it and link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.
As usual there will be some funnies at the end. (Cats and dogs this time.)

Have a lovely weekend,

This one translates as: Lets just recharge.


  1. I like the lighthouse, and the cute sheep :-)
    Yes, with time passing we not only remember when people came to this place, but also when they had to leave. It´s sad. Good one of you always stays with your Mum then and that there are laughs!
    I know what you mean with the pan, same here :-)

    Oh, that black headed doggie!

    Have a lovely weekend, hugs from here.

  2. Don't you just love a new pan. I've just had a new wok type pan and I love makes cooking all the more enjoyable doesn't it? Love the appears cats and dogs feature a lot on the blogs this week :-)
    Annie x

  3. If you're feeling a bit down just look at photographs of animals and you will soon have a smile on your face again. I love your new pan, I'm guessing it will get lots more use. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

  4. Another interesting postcard Lisca.
    I like the look of your new pan. They are made of so much better materials these days and they clean very easily. This one looks like a very useful shape. I am gradually replacing mine as I downsized over the last few years, now I mostly cook just for the two of us, but my current hob doesn't have any relly small rings, so all the heat goes up the sides of the pan and is wasted.
    I am interested to see that you are have success with your pancake ring. I couldn't get on with mine at all. I maybe need a bigger pan with a good flat base. I may even try it on my griddle. We like pancakes too.
    I love all the cats and dogs. (Bleubeard posted a few this week too). I especially like the black and white pup, and the B&B.
    Hope you have a good week. Kate x

  5. Hi Lisca, I saw your message but sadly I have no idea what the Polypones were. I remember eating it. If I find out I will let you know. Angela xXx

  6. I apologize for being so late visiting. I would have been here sooner, but when I woke, I felt sick again. This time it was in my lungs and chest.

    Your postcard is wonderful. I always enjoy how you research both the cards and the stamps you get. I like how you create a scrapbook page for every day. Much more impressive than my calendar pages. LOVED the funnies. Seems we were both on the same wavelength this week.

    Have a super rest of the weekend, since it’s no longer Friday in your world.

  7. Lovely post, Lisca. I like map postcards too and that one is particularly colourful. The two lighthouses couldn't be more different to look at, could they? And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that gets excited by a new pan. Yours looks perfect for making paella in. Loved the funnies, particularly the last of the puppy asleep in it's feeding bowl. Thanks for sharing. xx

  8. Oh my tablet is still being naughty, but I have a cunning plan!

    I love the postcards so pretty and I do love lighthouses, amazing buildings, we explored one in detail a couple of years ago at Souter.

    Your pan looks fabulous too, I'm checking out the quick pot at the moment as a possible replacement for my ancient pressure cooker and slow cooker.

    Loving the funnies, particularly the kissing dogs one.

    I hope you've had a fabulous week.