Tuesday, 28 March 2023

A Postcard a Day - Tuesday 28 March 2023 - T for cupcakes, strawberry cake and a party.

Hello lovely ladies,

Here we are again meeting up at the T-Party hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Before I show you a drink, I will show you a postcard that arrived last week:

It comes to me from Boston in the USA. Suzanne writes that is is sunny and 38 degrees. I was happy for her that she had warm weather, when I realized it was 38 Fahrenheit, which I think is not very warm.

I chose this card today as all those cupcakes remind me of a party. And I have had my birthday party last Saturday. (Not that I had cup cakes). More about that later.

The stamps are spectacular:


The stamp on the left celebrates International Youth Year: 

The year 1985 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Youth Year. It was held to focus attention on issues of concern to and relating to youth. The proclamation was signed on 1 January 1985, by United Nations Secretary General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. Wikipedia
The USA issued a set of stamps:

The middle stamps shows the colorful rabbit of the lunar New Year. We entered the Year of the Rabbit on January 22, 2023.
Art director Antonio Alcalá worked on the stamp design with artist Camille Chew to create imagery that is fresh, fun and celebratory. Calling to mind the elaborately decorated masks used in the dragon or lion dances often performed during Lunar New Year parades, Chew’s three-dimensional masks are a contemporary take on the long tradition of paper-cut folk-art crafts created during this auspicious time of year.

The right hand stamps shows a beautiful view of the Mississippi river in Minnesota.
It is part of a series:
As I mentioned before, I had a birthday last week and on Saturday I had my party. I had made a strawberry (Fraisier) cake:

I can't give you the recipe as I only have it in Dutch. But just Google Fraisier cake (Fraise is the French word for strawberry).

Here, in the above photo, are the drinks (or some of them as the rest was on the table).
And some photos from the party.

Me and my girlfriends:
Cutting the cake:
People sang Happy Birthday in four different languages (but the video didn't turn out, so you're having a screenshot):

A good time was had by all.
There was lots of food:

I've spent an hour and a half trying to delete stuff on my phone because it tells me it can't download photos onto my blog because I have run out of memory. Grrr!

That's all from me. I'm bushed! And also frustrated. Technology is wonderful as long as it works. The minute it fails, it causes such stress....
But I made it before midnight, so on time for the T-Party. Lots of drinks in the photos, so enjoy.
Happy T-Day!


  1. All the cake photos (your birthday cake and the cup cakes) are really tempting. Wow, beautiful. I wish you a happy birthday and many happy returns of the day!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. Oh happy belated birthday. I looks like you had a great time with all of your friends. Wow happy birthday in 4 different languages. The cake looks amazing as does all of the food. May all your wishes come true.

  3. Your birthday looks like such a fun day and your cake is so beautiful. I don't remember seeing that first stamp you shared-I wonder if it is an older one-I go to the post online now to buy stamps as the new releases are there and more choices.
    technololgy is a pain for sure Happy T hugs

  4. Happy belated birthday Lisca. Your cake looks so yummy and beautiful. And it looks like you had a fun party. And had good food too. And I like that postcard too. Boston isn't far from where I live. I hope you are still celebrating your birthday and have a super T day too. hugs-Erika

  5. Happy belated birthday, Lisca! Your strawberry cake looks absolutely delicious! What great stamps, especially the Boy Scout one. Great post card to share with us as it is very much like a birthday celebration with the cupcakes. Happy T day.

  6. I know I wished you happy birthday on Friday, but I'll do it again. Before I forget, 38 F is 3.33 C. Those are some fun stamps and that card is making me hungry for cupcakes.

    You had a marvelous party. Yes, there were a plethora of drinks to be had at your party, but that French strawberry cake was out of this world!! Beautiful. Looks like no one went hungry or thirsty at your party; Thanks for sharing the postcard, the stamps, your cake, and the drinks you had at your party with us for T this Tuesday, dear Lisca.

  7. Happy belated birthday, Lisca. Your party looks great, and that cake is sending my mind into overdrive. Glad you were able to enjoy your party with good friends. Hugs, Valerie

  8. Happy Birthday, Lisca! Such a lovely looking cake and party. I am going to make a strawberry cake this weekend - it is one of my favorites and one of my grandsons always begs to take the cake home (and I let him lol). Looks like you had lots of great friends to share your day with and the food looks really good. Wish we could all have been there. Hugz and happy T-day.

  9. That looks like a cake even I would try! And like loads of fun! To another year in your life, hope it is filled with laughter.

  10. 38 oF is quite chilly. Just 6 degrees above freezing. We've had a few warmer days since your postcard arrived. Except today. 😺It's 39 oF. cold and rainy. Typical for Spring. Your cake looks spectacular and looks like a fun party. Happy Birthday and Happy T Day!

  11. Happy happy Birthday Lisca!! That cake and everything looks fabulous!! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  12. Happy belated birthday, Lisca. Your cake looks delicious and it seems you had fun at the party. So nice that you could have a birthday party outside with good friends.
    I don't know whether you saw that you and I are swap partners for Elizabeth's 10th anniversary of T Tuesday. Could you please email me your address to carbartz@gmail.com ? Thank you.

  13. That strawberry cake is a delightful creation. Pretty! I imagine it tastes as good as it looks. How fun to participate in such a gathering :) Happy belated T Tuesday

  14. It will be strawberry season soon here so I'm going to try to find the recipe - or a similar one - that you used to produce such a pretty cake. Happy belated birthday, looks like you and your friends had a great get together.

  15. All the best wishes for you on your birthday... great party with the most wonderful weather... the strawberry cake is terrific. Thanks for the beautiful photos... and I love the tart menu, simply because I love tarts :-)) on my plate with a cup of coffee, of course.
    Today I made peach cream cake and a large sheet of quiche Lorenne, because today is my husband's birthday :-))) yay, relaxation for me now... and then the party begins...

  16. Happy belated birthday! Stay healthy and be blessed!
    This strawberry cake looks so delicious and seems like you all had a great time with celebration!
    Love to see these stamps. I have a small collection of stamps too.
    Sorry for my late T-comment as I had issue with blogger commenting.
    Have a great day!