Tuesday, 21 January 2020

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 21 January 2020 - T for snow and sushi

Hello lovely ladies, 
Another week has passed ever so quickly!
So without delay I will show you my postcards.
The first one comes from Belgium. It shows a painting by Camille Corot (1796-1875). The work is called A Girl Reading (1845).

The stamp is amazing! What is Belgium famous for? Of course, it is chocolate! They couldn't have chosen a better stamp!
My mouth is watering as we are on a detox sort of diet and I really fancy chocolate....
 The second card comes from Malaysia. 

 Genting Highlands is a high-altitude hill resort in Malaysia, situated in the Titiwangsa Mountains northeast of Kuala Lumpur. Developed since the 1960s, the site comprises hotels, a shopping mall, restaurants and the Casino de Genting. Its Chin Swee Caves Temple sits on forested acreage with mountain views. Genting Skyway, a cable car, connects the resort with the plateau town Gohtong Jaya.
Here are two images from the Internet:

The stamp is beautiful. It has a lovely yellow hibiscus on it. Wilayah Persekutuan means 'Federal Territories'.
The federal territories in Malaysia comprise three territories: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, governed directly by the federal government of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya is the administrative capital, and Labuan is an offshore international financial centre. Wikipedia
So, what is happening here in sunny Spain? Well, it's not so sunny at the mo. It started snowing last night and this morning we woke up to this: (It is our back door)

 We went for a walk and saw much devastation. You guys in Minnesota and in Canada are used to this sort of thing but here it's more unusual. 
We went for a walk to the little park behind our house. A tree branch had broken off:
 A bit further down in the village, a whole tree had fallen and was blocking the entrance to the village: (My friend Jose Ramon Samaniego made the following two photos):

 When we got down ourselves, they had cut most of it already.

This was our terrace this morning (Monday):
 And some fun selfies during our walk. Had to get the palm trees in for our host Elizabeth.
 It was still snowing lightly, that's why we are well wrapped up. It isn't really cold.
As today is T for Tuesday, I need a qualifier. I know that any drink or drink reference is allowed. Let me take you back to our recent trip. 

When we flew back into Spain, we arrived at Alicante airport. We got a hotel just outside Alicante, near the airport in Elche. That evening we went out for dinner and we decided to go oriental. Here is hubby with a glass of red wine and his spring roll. I had sushi.
One of my sushi thingies:
The interior of the restaurant. It was very quiet being Monday night.
A few more sushi. It was more than I could eat really, but I managed it!

That is it from me today. I wish you all a very happy T-Day!


  1. Hi, my allot of damage with the snow in your area. snow is pretty but it can cause allot of troubles too. Oh I am getting hungry now the sushi looks so good I would love some right now smiles
    beautiful cards and stamps-stay warm Happy T Hugs Kathy

  2. I think we had the same weather. Oh you got to love January. Sorry you had so much damage from the storm though. And that stamp from Belgium looks yummy. Chocolate is a great idea for stamp and one I have never seen before. I hope your snow melts soon and you have a super T day. Hugs-Erika

  3. You got more snow than I did here in the midwest of U.S. I couldn't believe all that snow in sunny Spain. It appears there was much devastation, too. So glad you are safe and warm, too.

    Beautiful postcards. I just had a peanut butter chocolate cookie, so the chocolate from the stamp didn't tempt me like it normally would. I really liked the one from Malaysia. And Corot has always been a favorite of mine. Although I like his early work, like the girl in the postcard, I really appreciate his later years that helped lead to Impressionism.

    Your husband's spring roll looks wonderful. Even the sushi looks good, and yet, I've never been a big fan of sushi. So glad you shared it, and your husband's wine, too.

    Thanks for sharing the postcards, the snow photos (BRRRRR) and the wine and food with us for T this Tuesday, dear Lisca. And thanks for your sweet comments on my recent illness, too.

  4. Strange you having so much snow in Spain, we haven't yet had a single flake in our place! Love the postcards, Belgian chocolate is indeed lovely. We have a new Belgian praline and choccie shop in Düsseldorf, up til now I've just looked from outside, it all looks so tempting! Glad you enjoyed your sushi and wine. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. That chocolate-stamp is awesome! Even if mean for the time you are going through ;-)
    Argh. Ew. That snow. At least you can take it with a laugh :-)
    Hm. So sad, it´s so healthy but I could not eat Sushi. Thanks to the genes my Dad gave me (quite an excuse, huh).
    A happy T-day to you, hugs from here.

  6. Lovely postcards and stamps. I really love the girl reading one. Look at that snow! I imagine it is rare in your area, but you look like you're both enjoying it:) Sushi looks so yummy. Happy T day!

  7. Wow! Just look at all that snow!!! The restaurant looks nice, and the food looks fantastic. yummm! Happy T Tuesday :)

  8. Beautiful postcards and wow, how amazing to get all that snow! I loved seeing your photos 😀. I love sushi and would happily join you to eat that yummy meal that you had - perfect! Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

  9. Very cool stamp from Belgium, Lisca. I think I'd rather be in Malaysia than Spain right now. The resort looks amazing.

    What a shame about that beautiful tree. We frequently have fallen trees after windy rainstorms. Trees are protected here. So you're not allowed to cut them down without permits. Homeowners take pretty good care of trees on their properties, but the government ... Let's just say, there are a lot of old dying and diseased trees that should be cut down before they fall down.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  10. The postcards and stamps are lovely. That restaurant looks like a nice place to dine. I'm sorry to hear about and see your snow. It looks like the heavy wet kind, which is what I usually get here in Connecticut USA. And it brings down branches (and trees) like that. I hope those palm trees don't get damaged from the snow. Ugh. Happy T-Day!

  11. Wow Lisca that is a lot of snow, we have been to Granada in Spring and there has still been snow around the roads so I know they get quite deep snow.
    We just get the torrential rain and floods, luckily it stopped for a few hours yesterday’s so it started to dry up before the next lot.
    I love the look Sushi but I really don’t like raw fish, our GS loves it, he once ordered a plateful for his breakfast when they were away in a hotel!
    Another set of beautiful postcards and stamps, all very bright and cheerful.
    Take care in the snow Lisca, thanks for your earlier visit
    Jan x

  12. I have found that some of my comments didn't publish! I love the cards but I love the chocolate stamp even more! We have seen reports of the bad weather you have been having - I hope it warms up for you soon! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx