Friday, 26 June 2020

A Postcard A Day - Friday 26 June 2020 - Friday Smiles

Hello lovely girls! How are you today? 

Here in Spain the State of Emergency has lifted and that means a real relaxation of the restrictions, what exactly I haven't established yet as we don't venture far from home and only go shopping once a week.

I haven't received any cards this week, so I am showing you a card I have sent. I had a whole collection of Salvador Dalí art cards. And when people indicate that they like that sort of thing, I send them one out of my collection. 
This painting is called Gala Placidia, Galatea of the Spheres, 1952.
Gala was Dalí's wife and muse. Read about their relationship and Dalí's life in this interesting article.
There is a surrealist museum in Figueres, Spain:
You can visit the museum virtually via this link:

Now, what have I been up to? Here are my collages for the week:
 As you can see I have started my kombucha again. The glass jar in the photo was later filled with (cooled) boiled water.
 The gym on the football pitch was fun. It was an evening of sports organised by the local council. Our little group was one of many. We had our little corner of astroturf (Grass doesn't grow in these parts, so they have fake grass) and our teacher had us do an hour of non-stop aerobics. After three months of near non-activity, I was absolutely shattered!
 Sunday was Father's Day ion Europe and my hubby enjoyed Zoom calls with different off spring and their families. 
On Monday morning I went for a long walk with my friend Antonia. It was quite blustery so I had to put the straps on my hat. It is a Tilly hat. Anyone remember those? We were told one Tilly hat was eaten by an elephant and after a while it came out 'the other end' , was put through the washing machine and consequently worn for many years by its owner. I have had mine for at least 20 years, but it has never been eaten by an elephant. It still is my favorite hat. (We have one each). As this is Friday Smiles, I'll let you read the owner's manual:
On Tuesday our friends came to visit and they helped me with my still life photo for the photo club. The theme was 'journalism' and my friend had brought an antique type writer and an old camera. I have the newspaper of  the 9/11 attack in New York in 2001. (It's the Scotsman as I happened to be in the Scottish highlands on a geological field trip, out in a field centre without radio or television. Very scary as we didn't know what was going on!)
I have no fancy lighting, so I had friends holding torches and mobiles on the correct bits. Great fun. The little photo in the middle is the result. I will enter it tonight. Fingers crossed I have the dimensions right this time.

As you can see our chili peppers have not grown at all. I don't seem to be able to get them passed the seedling stage.

And now it is time to join Annie at A Stitch In Time and Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.

Of course I will put some funnies at the end. 
Here's wishing you a good weekend, 
keep smiling,


  1. Goodness, you have had a very busy week, Lisca. I am so impressed you have kept this daily record of all your activities. I hope your photo wins a prize. I actually like this one better than the cat.

    I've always loved Dali. I saw the Persistence of Memory the first time when it was on loan to Kansas City Art Museum (The Nelson Gallery). It was what got me interested in Dali. Of course, I had to visit his museum in St. Petersburg, FL. So glad you like his art, too.

    Cute funnies, especially the first one. Have a super rest of Friday and a great weekend, too.

  2. Wow, from zero sport to a whole hour, that is tough!
    Good to see you can enjoy company again.
    9/11, yes, we didn´t know, either what was going on. CNN only showed the start page, no info.
    But Ingo worked in a shop where they also sold TVs. The drama ran life there and customers just walked by, assuming that is an action film.

    The scarf!Love the barstools, thank you for the smiles, to a good weekend hugs, Iris

  3. Looks like you've been making the best of your week....I love your pages. Love the photo of Isaac....I think we would all like to sit like that in this heat....I certainly reduce clothing as much as possible [keeping covered of course]. It's been just too hot for clothes the last couple of days.
    Love the funnies this week....esp those bar stools :-)
    Annie x

  4. Wow You have been really busy-a good thing. I enjoyed your collage of photos and for the funnies the last one was too fun Happy weekend-we are back to pretty hot temps again here on the lake

  5. Hi Lisca, interesting story about Dali. I knew his wife only let him visit with her permission but not all about her life. Great photographs and it looks like you've had a busy week. Loving your funnies though some of them are a bit naughty Lol! You asked about my mum. She is back home and settling in but getting a bit confused with the carers as they are a different company and are wearing masks so she can't recognise who they are. It's her birthday on Monday so we'll try and get her something to cheer her up. Have a nice weekend. Hugs, Angela xXx

  6. I’m popping over for a virtual tour of the museum. Thank you very much for the link up Lisca and for laughs.
    I’m very weary about coming out of lockdown as it’s madness out there and sends me scurrying back home lynn xx

  7. Great updates and pictures ~ Your funnies had me laughing out loud! Thanks for the smiles and enjoy your weekend :)

  8. Well that looks like a mighty busy week hun, was trying to work out the big square and muddy water on one of your collages, but still not sure what it is. I'm glad you are starting to enjoy a more relaxed time in Spain, the same is happening in the UK but we aren't in any hurry (whatsoever) to get too relaxed with things at the moment. My sister went to the local shopping centre recently and said how strange it was (one way system), she got stuck walking around the same for quite some time and you aren't allowed to stop if the queue is too big outside a shop, made me think of a giant game of musicial chairs that has gone wrong and no one ever stops the music (LOL). Hope you have had a brilliant weekend and week ahead. Hugs