Friday, 5 August 2022

A Postcard A Day - Friday 5 August 2022 - Friday Smiles

 Hello lovely ladies,

Those of you who read my Tuesday blog will know that we are in Portugal, visiting son, DIL, and 3 grandchildren (all boys). They are there on holiday too and have invited us to stay in the villa with them for a few days. I am scheduling this post as I don't know how things will go. Better be safe than sorry.

My postcard today comes from Norway and features a goodlooking young man called Joey Tempest:

I recognized him immediately as one of the Swedish rock band Europe.

Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 1979, by frontman Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson, and drummer Tony Reno. Wikipedia

Currently known by his stage name, Joey Tempest, Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson gained recognition as the lead vocalist in Europe. The band has created many songs that impacted the metal scene. His passion for music began at a very young age, and he tried to learn how to play piano and guitar. The musician was interested in Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin during his teen years.

In the late ’70s, Larsson established the group Force along with John Norum, Peter Olsson, and Tony Reno. The band instantly started gaining recognition and reaching an audience. The members changed their name to Europe, and their reputation escalated over time with big international hits like ‘The Final Countdown. 

Do you remember that song? I do, and I just played it again and sang out loud to it! Here is the link. to the YouTube official video.

This is what Joey Tempest looks like now:

The card was sent to me by Inger who is a medical secretary on southern Norway. The stamps are cute. They are two different stamps (look carefully, they are not the same).

They are two stamps from 2017 and are meant for inland post. 

I haven't any photos from Portugal in this blog as I'm writing this in advance, but I do have some photos from two weeks ago when Tracey visited. Tracey and I went on a night walk organized by the local council. It is just too hot to walk in the day. The aim was to look at the stars. Registration was free and more than 50 people joined in. We got given a head torch, a reflective arm band and one of those straws that light up when you bend them (don't know what they are called). We sort of fooled around while we were waiting to start:

 I hope this makes you smile. If it doesn't, there will be some funnies at the end. 
So now I hope you will all link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time. If I somehow haven't been able, will somebody please link me?

Have a lovely weekend, Keep smiling,


  1. Hope you are having a wonderful time in Portugal. The night ealk looks as though it was fun and enjoyed by everyone. Kate x

  2. Hi Lisca, we've been waiting for the doctor to ring to do mum's review so I'm a bit late getting round today. Yes I do remember the song and Joey. Looks like you and Tracey had a good time too. I love Portugal though only been once and would love to go back some time. The funnies are brilliant this week, never seen the one about the zoo before, it's brilliant. Wishing you a very happy weekend, Angela xXx

  3. I'm late in the day getting round all my blogging friends because I have been head down sewing since 7 this morning...and still not finished. What a busy few days its been.
    Hope you have a woderful time with your family. Thanks for the funnies.
    Annie x

  4. Hope you are having fun in Portugal, loving the photos from the night time walk it looks like it was great fun, have a lovely weekend.