30 Aug 2010

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND



Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of August 28, 2010. You never know if you need an alibi ! If you participate please leave your link.

Saturday the yearly "Braderie" started in Waterloo. Braderie means a street sales festival, where shops put their unsold stuff on the sidewalk for sale. I made a little tour and came back with a warm blanket with sleeves to wrap around you to keep you warm to watch TV.

Unfortunately it is very cool for August we only have around 15°C (59 F) and I had to put the heating on for first time this year !



On sunday it wasn't better, but Ilona came so we went together to the Waterloo parc where people sold their old or new stuff. Kind of Garage sale in a parc. I didn't find anything, but she bought two beautiful vases in blue glass and a book all for 5 €.



We went early so the sun was still a little shining, but the wind was very cold. Poor people who sat their to sell their things.

Later I went to my neighbor and friend Dominique to show her where I had booked our holidays while she was away with her grandson.



I found this hotel in Hurghada at the Red Sea in Egypt and we will spend two lazy weeks there laying in the sun and swimming in the sea ! I found these pictures on internet and we were looking at them and dreaming to be already there while outside it rained cats and dogs. We had made the round trip through Morocco together and now we just want to relax and prepare ourselves to become grandmas in November !




The rest of the weekend looked like above, watching TV and hanging around besides of course my usual blogging "work" !

14 comments:

Gracie said...

Can't wait to see pics form the sea!

Maribeth said...

I cooked. You should see all that I did! And then, I froze almost all of it!

Melli said...

Looks like it was a GREAT way to spend a weekend! So when are you off to Egypt again? I swear - whenever I decide to finally GET there, I'm having YOU book my vacation for me! You find the BEST places! I'm drooling - and I don't even get to go!

Loree said...

I cannot believe it is already so cold in Belgium. We had a super hot 2 weeks but these past 2 days it has thankfully cooled down.

DianeCA said...

We have also had colder than normal weather, that trip to Egypt should be just the thing to give you warm dreams on cold days!

Linens and Royals said...

Thank you Gattina for inviting me to join your weekend post. I don't think my weekends will be as exciting as yours but hope they will be different enough to be of interest.

Faye said...

Got your inquiry over at my place Gattina. I've been thinking about your "What I did this weekend" meme. I fear it will be the same for me every week. I'll play next week though.

As for this weekend, I spent most of it reading a wonderful book set in Egypt in the late 1800s and late 1900s. "The Map of Love" by Ahdaf Soueif. You should read before your trip.

P.S. Please tell Arthur he should try to RELAXXXXX!

Jo said...

I love the Braderie. Reminds me of stalls in Clarence in South Africa. I've linked my weekend activities to your new meme. Thanks for inviting me. When do you go on your holiday? I love the photos of Arthur and (is it?) your hubby watching TV. Have a great day Gattina. Regards, Jo

Gracie said...

It's the second weekend we spent at the hospital caring for my mother-in-law.....I hope to have more to share soon and join your meme!

Nessa said...

You did lots of wonderful things, even the resting part.

Maribeth said...

I have now linked up and put the logo on. I'll do it next week too!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

We've been having the same chilly weather so I'm totally with you there with the dreaming away!!!!! (Damn that we can't come too...)

Tinsie said...

I did it too - check it out!

claudie said...

nice to learn you'll be soon in Egypt again to relax and take good time!
I would want to visit your blog about countries but I didn't find the right adress. C'est pour lire tes billets sur l'Angleterre que j'ai loupé puisque j'étais à Oslo et ensuite avec la reprise du travail je suis moins venue sur le web!