Tuesday, 10 March 2020

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 10 March 2020 - T for chai, hot lemon and murder mysteries

Hello lovely ladies,
How are you all? I'm still 'under the weather'. I have been well under par with a sort of bronchitis that I can't seem to get rid of, plus a snotty nose, feeling grotty.... You get the picture. Not nice.
Consequently, I haven't been out and I have not much to report. 
But of course there are some postcards that have brightened up my day.
The first one comes from Zywiec, a small town in southern Poland. 

 It's a beautiful card. The photographer is Marta Walla.
The stamp is a beautiful flower. It looks like one of those lilies with pollen that stain your clothes.
 The second card comes from the US. The image looks vintage and very typical American. I have been able to find out it is a photo from 1940. I love seeing those old adverts too.
What else can I tell you? As we are joining the T-Party hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard, and I will show you a few drinks. 
This is hubby preparing my night time drink: the juice of one lemon with hot water and honey. 
 And this is what I was drinking 5 minutes ago: Rooibos chai
 Here is a close-up of the tea. The cardamon is clearly visible.

I spend my days hanging about, as I'm not fit to do much. I read a lot. I have read two books by Damien Boyd. He writes crime novels set in an area of Somerset I know very well. 
 Beyond the point is a murder mystery  centred around Hinkley Point, the nuclear power station near Burnham-on-Sea.
 Head or tails is another murder mystery solved by DI Nick Dixon. I really enjoy this series.
This book is a trilogy, of which I now have read the second.It explores the descendants of a couple who crash on a planet they call Eden. The society that forms are inbred and have adopted an unusual social life. An absolutely fascinating story. I can't wait to read the third part.

That is it from me today. Not much, I know. I'm sure i will feel better in the coming week and I will have something to show you next time.
Have a great T-Day,
Take care,


  1. Hi Lisca, glad to read you are taking care of yourself-with the virus out there you don't want to be around people that could make you worse
    I love your lemon water and your tea, I need to get back to my lemon ginger water.
    love your postcards and stamps-and seeing what books you are reading Happy T hugs Kathy

  2. Oh dear, I do hope you feel much better real soon! I make a very similar concoction as your hubby made you when I am sick, and sometimes I add a Tablespoon of brandy too;)Always nice to have something to read when you're in need of rest. Wonderful postcard art too. Get well, and happy T day!

  3. Hope you´re back to health soon!
    Nice postcards and sweet of your hubby to take care of you.
    Happy T-day to you, and to more reading!

  4. Sorry you have been feeling bad and hope it is soon better. Love the postcards and stamps. Your tea and drinks look good, glad you have someone to care for you! I love the Damian Boyd books, too. Happy T Day, Valerie

  5. Get well ~ the tea looks like a good healing mix ~ It's good to read, rest & restore. Blessings & well wishes

  6. Sorry to hear that you are unwell, I hope you feel much better soon! The postcards are lovely and I'm loving that pink lily stamp - stunning 😁. Take care and wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

  7. Lisca I'm sorry to hear you aren't well, lemon and honey are good especially if you have a supply of lemons in the garden. My Dad always said the best thing was hot milk and a dash of whiskey before bed! My Grandad who wasn't a drinker but in winter used to swear that a teaspoon of whiskey in his morning cup of tea kept the colds away!
    Take care and I hope you feel better soon
    Jan x

  8. I bragged to Valerie how happy I was that my internet hadn’t gone out due to the storms that raged through my area off and on yesterday. Seems I spoke too soon. I finally gave up and went to sleep. SO sorry to read you have not been well and still not feeling up to your usual perky self.

    Your postcards are wonderful. I LOVE the one with the Texaco and Camels ad. That one made me really smile.

    Looks like your husband has been taking good care of you. Honey lemon, chai, and a wonderful husband to fix them for you must take the sting out of being ill.

    Those mysteries sound intriguing. I love a good mystery, too. My favorite and possibly only genre I prefer to read.

    Thanks for sharing your postcards, your recent mysteries, and your drinks with us for T this Tuesday. Get well soon and stay safe. That virus has me scared.

  9. Those postcards would brighten my day, too. The floral stamp is gorgeous. The lemon and honey sounds comforting. I’d be drinking that in my tea all day long. Feel better soon. Happy T Day


  10. Wonderful postcards today, Lisca. I hope you're feeling better and clear-headed soon. Thank you for the book reviews. I added them to my list.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  11. Lovely postcards and stamps. I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling sick. Your hot drinks look like they would be soothing for your cold.

  12. Hope you feel better so Lisca. There seems to be so much going around. Tea with honey and lemon is a great way to feel comforted though. The books sounds good too. Good books and hot tea, that has to help you get better. Take care of yourself and happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  13. Your hot lemon drink sounds perfect for bedtime. I'll have to check out the Eden's Story series. Thanks for the recommendation :) Happy T Day!

  14. Ohh I´m so sorry to hear about your health Lisca, and I hope you´ll recover very soon. For sure, water, lemon and honey is a very very good drink.
    I wish you Happy T-day, although I know you are still sick. Cheer up!
    I really liked the postcards you show us, and the stamp is beautiful. That tea has to be very good.
    I would like to include your fantastic blog to my side-bar, could I do it ? Thanks.
    Take care of yourself, and have a nice afternoon, with those books, you will surely not get bored. Big hugs,

  15. Hi Lisca. I came back to answer your question - How far is Texas from where you live?

    This was the first time we flew because the drive was just getting too much for us. From our house to the Border is 12 hours driving and to Kerrville where our friends are is another 1 1/2 hours. Hope you're feeling a bit better today. Take care. Eileen xx

  16. They are lovely postcards. Sorry that you are not well, I hope you feel better soon! Good to see you have some books to read! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx