4 Jul 2009
Lightening our usual host is on vacation and takes a break from Smiley Saturday. That's why I proposed to those who like to do this meme to meet here on my blog.
Last week when we were still in Italy at the Garda lake, I woke up in the middle of the night because light was on in the whole appartment and I saw my husband standing there looking around a little lost and helpless. Before I could ask what happened, I saw my slipper swimming around the corner together with the toilet brush followed by other little boats which were our shoes.
I watched them swimming like a child would do with little boats or ducks on the water, and was a little startled that they swam in our room. I hadn't realized what had happened. Suddenly I heard terrible thunder followed by lightenings (not our usual host) of a power I had never seen or heard in my life.
I jumped out of my bed into about 20 cm (8 inch) high water, which bubbled out like a fountain from the shower and the toilet. Fortunately the water was clear and clean, I feared the worst, concerning the toilet. Our appartment, although it was on the first floor was completely under water. Fortunately we didn't have anything (besides the shoes) on the floor.
Short after midnight a lady from the Agency arrived to clean up this mess, apparently the whole little town had been flooded, and the canalisation gave up its spirit.
here were my shoes swimming around like little boats
The sky late afternoon
3 Jul 2009
More participants are here at Kelly's
We are back from Italy since yesterday afternoon, so I don't have to show a lot yet. Apparently it had been very hot (in the 30°C, 90F) in Belgium while we were away and my poor flowers on the terrace looked like this :
I hope they will recover again, I hadn't told my neighbor to water them, as it usually always rains in Belgium and she had seen it. Never mind, next time I will know better. It also was the first year I put flower pots on the patio !
The last evening we spent in a beautiful restaurant in a little town near the lake and
had as starter (!) mussels with grilled garlic bread for my husband, followed by polenta with gulash
and grilled eggplant slices with parmesan cheese for me and then a grilled trout with grilled vegetables.
the last look out of my window and then we drove home.
2 Jul 2009
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30 Jun 2009
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I am still at the Garda lake, but on wednesday we go home.
The little port of Torbole where we have rented our flat.
it is a paradise for windsurfers and they come from all over the world here for excercising and competitions.
Of course we also went to Rovereto, the town where my husband was born, to visit some family and friends.
The church of Rovereto from inside
On one of the town towers was a sundial (?) It was short after 6 pm I think
and remains of the town wall
29 Jun 2009
The Church Lady wants to see a photo of our purse and describe what's inside.
As I am on vacation my purse is on vacation too. I don't need one. When we go out I just take my camera along which is in a wallet, I don't need money because I have my cashier with me who also carries a comb I could eventually need, and some tissus in case my nose is running.
That's why my holiday purse looks like this when I go to my "office" with my little computer.
computer mousepad, mouse, cigarettes (thanks for worrying about my health) wallet and somtimes the cable.
my work place
and it looks mostly like this when I walk along the lake. Sometimes I also put my cap and sun cream in it and a book.
wallet, camera, mobile cigarettes, comb
along the lake
Anyway I am not a purse fan, I have one "Kipling" for summer in beige and one for the winter in black.
28 Jun 2009
More participants here at Sarcastic Mom Weekly winners
For the moment I am in Torbole at the lake of Garda. Torbole is on the northern side of the lake. It was a very little village when I first came here in 1969 with maybe 2 hotels and 2 campings. Then somebody discovered that this place is the very best for windsurfing.
Today it is full of surfers and bikers and a lot of Guesthouses, hotels and campings. Fortunately the landscape hasn't changed, they couldn't built a lot of new hotels, because of the mountains. There is simply no space.
And that's my world for 10 days :
The view I have from our balconee
Sarca river coming from the mountains into the lake
little streets in the "town"