Friday, 26 November 2021

A Postcard A Day - Friday 26 November 2021 - Friday Smiles


Hello lovely ladies! Here we are again to share our smiles and silver linings.

Lets start with one of my smiles, a nice postcard:

I belong to a 'club' called Postcrossing. It's an online postcard exchange group with more than half a million participants all around the world. Some countries issue stamps especially for Postcrossing as it is very popular. The above postcard comes from Guernsey and below are two stamps with 'Happy Postcrossing' on them. How cool is that!

Guernsey has a special place in my heart as my husband comes from Guernsey. He was born a Sarnian, as people from Guernsey are called. Apparently the Romans called the island Sarnia.

Last Thursday I hadn't done my collage when I was writing my Friday post, so here it is. As you can see the weather has turned and it is cold and rainy. Just the sort of day to do jobs like changing over the wardrobe from summer to winter.

In the afternoon my friend Antonia and I braved the weather and went for a walk to clear the cobwebs as they say. On the way back she treated me to a cup of tea at the cafe.

When I went to the gym on Friday morning, we were shown into a smaller side room as the main hall was being prepared for a youth event.
On Thursday we had gone into town to buy some baskets for my new book case, but they didn't have white ones. I chose some different colours and I think it looks really nice this way. Now all I need to do is make some labels to put over the existing one to tell me what is where.

Saturday was an indoor day too as it rained almost all day.

Sunday it rained even more and we had a record 12 litres per sq metre! In the evening we went to a local worship group to sing our hearts out.
Monday was our 29th wedding anniversary. We didn't do anything special but I did cook hubby his favorite meal: Toad-in-the-hole. His pain is increasing so I went to the family doctor to get a prescription for something stronger. And then after lunch we went food shopping. Nothing exciting about that.
On Tuesday we went out for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I had grilled chicken breast and hubby had ham, egg and chips. The latter is not on any Spanish menu but this is our regular restaurant and they always make it especially for him.
Our neighbour got bitten by three dogs who attacked him. He had rescued these dogs and was feeding them when they got aggressive and attacked him. So he had to go the the health center and get some injections and antibiotics.

On Wednesday the sun shone again, but I spent the day indoors as I had the accounts to do. (I am treasurer of the photo club and the accounts have to be done by Saturday. All done now!
I had my booster vaccination a couple of days ago plus a vaccin against pneumonia. I was feeling a bit 'icky', and slightly nauseous, so we just had pasta with butter and parmesan cheese for dinner. (I just assume it was as a result of the vaccination. I feel fine now).
Our friends usually come on Wednesday, but they needed to go to do some official business in town on Thursday and I came with them to do some translating. It all went well and we had some coffee at a café that in the summer has an enormous terrace with lots of people outside. Now it looks rather bleak. But the coffee tasted just the same.
They spent the rest of the day at our house and I roasted that enormous parsnip together with some potatoes in the oven for dinner.

That was my week. How was yours? I'm going to join Annie at A Stitch In Time. Please join us with your smiles.
Have a lovely weekend,
Keep smiling!


  1. It appears your weather is still being rather wet and inclement, but I'm guessing the plants will enjoy the extra moisture. I hope the additional pain relief for your hubby makes life a little easier and hope he gets news on the next course of his treatment.

    I hope your neighbour is OK, that bite looks really nasty.

    Hope you are feeling better after your vaccination, they can sometimes knock us that way, but hopefully the protection makes it worthwhile in the long run. I hope you and hubby managed to enjoy your anniversary too.

    Have a lovely weekend and week ahead.


  2. I’m really sorry to hear Graham has had more pain...I really hope they get his surgery done soon. I love your collages...I always enjoy seeing a little of your life over there. Your friends leg looks a mess after his dog bites!
    Great funnies...changing times eh?
    Annie x

  3. So you had the rain too. It certainly was enough to make a difference to the ground. There is a lot of large scale agriculture around here, and 'proper' rainfall is a real blessing for that.
    Your neighbour's leg looks a mess. I hope it heals well. That is a problem when you have even a small pack of dogs. If one turns they tend to all follow.
    That was a handsome parsnip your friend gave you. I like a raosted parsnip. I smiled at Graham's full English, and his ham and eggs. That is Chris's choice of food too. A belated Happy Anniversay here though I belive I got it on the right day on Facebook.
    I am sorry to hear that Graham is in pain. I hope you were able to get something to help, and his operation date comes through soon.
    We had our vaccinations last week, flu and Covid booster, but neither of us had any side effects.
    Those 'funnies' made me wonder whether we have moved into a better era or not! Some things certainly haven't improved much, but I know a lot have.
    I hadn't realised the postcrossing was such a big organisation, that it would produce its own cards and stamps. That was rather a nice surprise for you.
    Hope yopu have a good week. Kate x

  4. such a full life. What a parsnip!! now, a question... what makes you think I'm not a great housewife? lol, no offense... I am not winning an award for instance. Love your cartoons at the end!

  5. thanks for telling me where you read about my housekeeping skills! I had no memory of writing that, maybe I've improved now that we have a larger house, heh heh. I was wondering so that explains it! I love your blog, what you write about, that pic of you and your beloved long ago, and the ones now. I think we have in common a sense of the absurd being funny in life, a need to reach out to others, appreciation of nature's beauty, kindness shared between people, love of cultures and travel, and blogging! Thank you for all you share, Love, LeeAnna

  6. I'm back from my card class with the girls. I think teaching children was easier they are better behaved than adults but yes it made me smile. I'm loving your postcard and what a great idea with the stamps. You always seem to have such an interesting week and that's a lovely pic of your mum too. I enjoyed the funnies they are very true though not sure about the teachers one. I was somewhere between the two dates. I never got flowers but thank goodness no guns either! Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

  7. Hi Lisa, what a great post with such a lot to smile about. Belated greetings to you both for your anniversary. Looks like you had a lovely day celebrating. I like the Postcrossing stamps - nice for everyone involved to have what they do recognised. I'm impressed with the way you record each day with a collage. They will be lovely to look back on years from now. And the funnies made me chuckle. Have a good weekend. Elizabeth x