Hello lovely ladies! How was your Christmas? I hope it was a happy one. For some people Christmas is an ordeal, or it brings back sad memories, or you have to put up with certain relatives you don't like etc. Ours was quiet. More about that later. Here is my postcard for today. As tomorrow is New Year's Eve, I thought these two partying and dancing the night away would be appropriate.
The postcard comes to me from New Jersey, USA:
The photographer is Kurt Hutton. The title: Jazz on Tyneside - Club Martinique plays Dixieland and jazz in the new Orleans manner. 9th April 1955
Beginning his career with the Dephot agency in Germany, he migrated to England in 1934 and worked for Weekly Illustrated.
He then became one of the founding staff of the groundbreaking pictorial weekly news magazine Picture Post.
You can tell, I really like this photographer...
The stamps are very pretty. There are two Christmas stamps with an image by Peruvian artist Cuzco. It shows Our Lady of Guápulo, 18th century.
This is the entire picture:
The other stamp is one from the Otters in the snow series:
So what has been happening with us? Here are my daily collages:
On Christmas Eve, my husband, who fell ill with Covid some days before, was able to get up for half an hour and he even ate something: a poached egg.
On Christmas morning he was free of fever and I had him open a present. It wasn't really a present, but there were a few things we had bought just before Christmas, but these things had remained in their boxes. So I wrapped everything and put them under the tree. (To make it look a bit Christmassy).
I made him open this 'present' as it was a new electric razor. He took the hint and had a shave.
Then came out of bed again for a bit for dinner. I had cooked a turkey breast and he had a few bites.
On Sunday hubby was feeling a lot better, just tired.
My mum, who lives in Holland, had been alone for Christmas, but my cousin and his family, who live in Friesland, went to visit mum on Boxing Day. That was really nice of them.
On Tuesday hubby went and did some work, a sure sign that he is better, although he took it very easy. A friend, who didn't know hubby had been ill, visited. We were supposed to self isolate until Saturday. Oh well, she saw him from a distance.
Our best friend David celebrated his 60th birthday. I made some stuffed dates (with goats cheese and pecans dipped in maple syrup)
I had a hairdresser appointment at 11 in the morning, but we usually get up late and when I do get up, my brain isn't awake yet, so I was having breakfast at 11 when she phoned. Oops! I had forgotten. Got another appointment for Thursday.
I had my haircut in the evening. When I walked back home, I took some photographs of the illuminations in our village.
That was my week. All in all a very positive week with many smiles. I'm going to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time (If she is posting) to share my smiles.
As usual I have posted some funnies at the end. Sorry, but most of them are Christmas jokes although Christmas is been and gone.
Lets hope that 2022 will be a better year for mankind. So dear friends, hubby and I wish you all a:
Playing strip poker: