8 Oct 2010

FRIDAY's FAV FIVE



more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1.



One of Belgium's most famous cartoonist who had exposed his drawings in Waterloo, came personally to sign books and postcards. I went there with my neighbor but there were so many people, that we only looked and laughed about the cartoons ! I had seen them already, but it was nice to see them again as he is the only person who is able to explain what is going on in Belgian politician's brains !

2. From time to time I love to eat "French" fries (although they were invented in Belgium I have to point out !)



The little Greek restaurant has very good once, so I ordered two pitas and the chips for taking home as supper. It was delicious, even Arthur the cat appreciated.

3. There is one real nice use in Belgium and France. When a child is born the parents offer little bags or boxes filled with dragées to family, friends, collegues etc.



As they are quite expensive, I offered my services to the future young parents and bought the necessary things to make them myself. Here you see me folding the little boxes together.



and this is the final result.

4. A very unnerving job is to take our long haired cat to the "beauty shop". She doesn't like to be brushed by us, but enjoys it very much once she is there !



She then behaves like a model cat, purrs and is just so good ! and with us she screams and hisses ! That's really offending ! Cats !! With the hairs which were combed out I could have knitted at least two pullovers. (If I had a spinning wheel and I would knit, which is not the case)

5. Between some showers I also managed to do some photo hunting for different memes.

11 comments:

Thom said...

Love the story if the cat grooming. I can just picture it. LOL great photos

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I love the way you word things. Who knew the French stole the "French" fries? I am going to start calling them Belgium fries. I think my dogs like the groomer to brush them too...but not me either. What's up with that?

Jientje said...

The dragee boxes look lovely. When is the baby due? Love the cat pictures, as usual! I'm enjoying the nice weather too, we ate OUTSIDE today, yaaaay!
Have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

The little boxes of dragees are very cute!

I'd heard that "French" fries originated in Belgium. I seem to remember that they're traditionally eaten with mayonnaise; is that right? Americans put ketchup on everything. :)

Mama Zen said...

Those little boxes are adorable!

Dee said...

Now I'm curious as to what a dragee is. I'll have to do some sleuthing. You should save up the hair from your cat and try to find someone who spins. Sometimes they will spin it up for you. They can even blend it in with other fiber, if you only have a little and then make some yarn from it. At least, I know you can do that with dog fur.

Lisa notes... said...

I’m certain I would never understand what is going on in Belgian politician’s brains. Ha. I love the little boxes. What a nice gesture on your part to buy and make them yourself. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Susanne said...

French Fries are Belgian? Well, who knew?

Those boxes are very cute and it was nice of you to offer to get the stuff for them and do them up.

hip-chick said...

My goodness you have had a very busy week. I love french fries but don't eat them very often.

Melli said...

I LOVE your table cloth! Is that one of the ones that the water beads up on? Dragee boxes sounds lovely! I remember when American fathers always gave CIGARS to celebrate a birth! UGH! I can not think of a more disgusting habit to celebrate a sweet baby with! I don't think most parents give out anything anymore...

Hazel said...

And all the while I was thinking french fries was owned by the French. lol! The cartoon guy, his works and your time there sound fun.