Friday, 14 May 2021

A Postcard A Day - Friday 14 May 2021 - Friday Smiles

 Hello lovely ladies,

How are you all? Friday is here again! The weeks are just flying by!

I have two cards for you today. Both from the USA. The first one is from Savannah in Georgia. The street in the postcard is called River Street and runs along the river Savannah. It is famous for its shops, restaurants and hotels.
Here is another picture of River Street:
This building is visible on the card:
This is also in the picture on the card. It is called Fiddler's Crab House:

I would love to sit on that balcony with a drink and some lovely crab dish, looking over the river. This is what it would be like:

The statue of the Waving Girl represents Florence Martus.
Between 1887 and 1931 she would welcome every ship by waving a handkerchief (or a lantern by night).

I hope you can read it.
Here she is as an older lady, but still waving.
What a lovely story.

The stamp is one of those round ones . It shows a beautiful flower.

My second card comes from New York. It was sent to me by someone who lives in Brooklyn. Of course the card shows the Brooklyn bridge. (Very recognizable)

Again it has a beautiful flower on the round stamp. This time a poinsettia.

After our little excursion to the USA, I'm taking you back to Spain, and show you how my week has been.
On Friday we saw our friends as hubby is having another week off his chemo (Platelets were too low). So with sensible distance we had a lovely evening catching up and eating pizza which our friends collected from the restaurant behing our house. They do thin and crispy, which is what we like.
I had made a custard tart for the first time and it turned out delicious. I made it with bought puff pastry. I managed to find round puff pastry and had a cake tin in that size. Perfect!
The aloe veras have finally been moved to hubby's new green house. These plants don't seem to like the sun, even though they are succulents.
On Saturday we got a message from our friends who had just bought a new BBQ and needed to test it. So we walked over to their place and had another lovely evening.
Hubby cleaned the stairwell that had housed the aloe veras. Now it is all nice and clean.

We didn't do much on Sunday. We relaxed and watched our church services. I pottered on the patio and re-potted some plants. The little bug that landed on my iPad turns out to be a firefly, and harmless I've been told.
The weather is much better now and we can have breakfast outside in the morning. Lovely!

Hubby wanted desperately to have a proper ice cream before he starts his chemo again. (When he has this type of chemo, he can't touch or eat & drink anything cold. I even have to warm up the yoghurt! Yuck!)
Our friend Eusebio and his wife have an ice cream shop and he makes all the ice cream himself. It is delicious!
My favorite this season is the one below: Galletas Lotus. It tastes like speculaas.
The weather has been so good that we decided we wouldn't need the stove again. Hubby took the chimney pipe down so that we can extend the sun shade. The yellow orangey thing.

On Tuesday we had visitors again. We had to cram so much into hubby's 'good' week.
I had made a buffet lunch stroke tea (it was 4 pm by the time we had something to eat). It was perfect weather to eat outside.
My photo club has a theme this month: mirrors. So my friend came up with the idea to use sunglasses and photograph the reflection. Because the sun glasses are slightly 'bulging', it works like a wide angle lens. The result was great. I'll show you next week.

I made chaffles. They are savory waffles with cheese in them. Very nice too. What's in the cup is bouillon (broth).

On Wednesday we had to get up early as at 8 a.m. hubby needed to get his Covid test at the hospital. I waited in the entrance hall as they only let patients in. He was done in minutes and then we went to a local restaurant for breakfast. Then I was just in time for my aerobics class at 9.

After my aerobics, I found myself alone in the house, as hubby had gone to water his plants on our plot. So I went shopping. Our village has a little boutique that I had not been to yet, but I saw they sell underwear, and I needed bras. I really miss not being able to go to Marks & Spencers once a year to buy my bras. As expected, they did not have my DD size, but I found some D's that fitted, so I'm a happy bunny! I also managed to have my hair cut that same evening.
That evening we had a little disaster. My kitchen tap started leaking and when hubby touched it, it gushed! The evening before his chemo. (Once he's had his chemo, he won't be able to do anything for a week at least). So reluctantly hubby (an able plumber) layed down to have a look. Fortunately it was something that has worked its way loose and it was easy to repair. Phew!

I have no photos of Thursday, as we spent the whole day at the hospital. I had my oncology appointment too. (Everything is fine!) Now hubby is not feeling too good and has pins and needles and can't do a thing. So we'll forget about Thursday. 
That was my week. Lots of smiles, friends and good food. The coming week is going to be a bit quieter.
I'm going to head off to Annie's A Stitch In Time and then to Victoria at Rocking Your World Friday.
Of course there will be some funnies at the end. I haven't been able to find much this week, so I apologize.
I wish you all a lovely weekend and a good week ahead.


  1. Sorry to hear about Graham, but I guess he's back to chemo next week. You sure had a lot of good food with friends. And I can understand why Graham would want ice cream before chemo. It sure looked good.

    Your postcards are beautiful. I stood on the Brooklyn Bridge one year and watched the fireworks over the river on the 4th of July. It was amazing, because I could see the Statue of Liberty in the background.

    The poinsettia stamps were rare. They were only issued at Christmas one year and I bought every one the PO had. I've used them to send international tip-ins at Christmas every year. Sadly, I ran out of them last year.

    That cat in the drawing and photo reminds me of Squiggles. Yes, he is fat, unlike Bleubeard who knows how to maintain his weight. Sadly, that hit a bit close to home. Have a great weekend, dear Lisca and tell Graham I'm holding him in my prayers.

  2. Sorry I’m so late in visiting today. I’ve made 4 Memory bears so far today and still have 3 more to make....I’m guessing they will be a job for Monday now.
    I hope Graham’s next round of treatment goes well and the week of rest does him good. Good to hear your results were good. Love the funnies.
    Annie x

  3. Annie thought she was late but I'm even later. Just been busy doing stuff and then fell asleep later. As always I love the stamp. I am sat here eating a bar of chocolate and it's all your fault Lol! I really want that chocolate ice cream, all of it. It all looks delicious! I so hope things go well for Graham. It's hard seeing your loved ones going through these treatments. My mum is back at the hospital next week for a Gastroscopy and it's been difficult to make her understand that we can't go with her in fact lots of things are difficult for her at the moment but she is an old lady and life is difficult for her to understand at the moment. Take care both of you and wishing you a nice weekend. Hugs, Angela xXx

  4. Poor Graham. It is horrid to have treatment you know is going to make you feel worse before it makes you better.
    They sure do put some odd combinations of flavours in their ice-cream out here, but I haven't had one yet that I don't like.
    You had a busy week with visitors and visiting, but at least you made the most of the opportunity before a 'rest' week.
    It is lovely to not need the fire on any more. We have just asked the gas check man to price up replacing ours and he said "When do you want it by". So I gave him a funny look and said "By next winter" and he nodded and said "Ah, Yes!"
    I saw you asking about your fire bug on the Wild-life in S.Spain group. We get lots of them. I think they are rather pretty and they eat plant debris etc without damaging living leaves so we are happy to have them around.
    Have a simple weekend and concentrate on looking after that man of yours. Kate x

  5. Ah hun I hope hubby is feeling better soon the treatment doesn't sound fun, hopefully he will be enjoying that lovely ice cream soon, he has certainly managed to have some lovely time with friends during the better week, I hope it turns like that soon for you. I'm glad your appointment was good, the meals with friends look fabulous, we still aren't allowed but things change from Monday so I'm hoping things will change soon for us. Your plants look great for re-potting,I need to consider some new bedding plants I must admit. Sending you both hugs and lots of prayers xxxxx

  6. Such a very cute story of the waving girl!
    Hmmm, a real Italian Pizza, oh, lucky you! And a cute cat, oh, some day I manage to talk Hubby into one (or two). Great you could meet with friends.
    And breakfast on the balcony, yay - we´re temp-wise far from that still...
    LOL. So it´s not only my keyboard tray doing this...
    Hmmm... speculaas-ice-cream. Oh, and the chaffles! Good idea for next week!
    Glad your Hubby could fix the kitchen tap. It always happened when we were in a weekend-relationship - things broke down after Ingo left - two weeks to go!
    My heart is with you, hope the chemo went/goes as good as can.
    You should have such fun weeks every week. We all should.
    Oh, boy, really? I never did as much training as now! How can people get fat with all the time on their hands?