26 Aug 2011

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - Guests



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1. With Claudie's visit I had a very busy week !



Just before their arrival our "new" garden was ready ! The bushes had become so high that we had to cut it often otherwise you couldn't get through to the entrance. Being both lazy we decided to cut off everything and put some flowers.

2. After a nice weekend, the weather changed and as it rained I decided to take them to one of our big shopping malls in Brussels.



Where both found everything they wanted. Melissa mostly needed clothes as all young girls do.

3. After a thunderstorm it lightened up and we finally could go to the Atomium which is about 20 km away from Waterloo.



While I waited in the little café they both went up to have a wonderful view over whole Brussels.
Then I showed them also the King's castle and we did a little sightseeing tour while driving back home.

4. The next day we went to the Waterloo city center to a second hand book shop, where Melissa found books for her studies and also some novels and Claudie one she needed too. These books are in very good shape and very cheap and you can buy everything even specialized books. They spent nearly 1 1/2 h in this shop, I have to say I didn't realize either. After that we had a drink and I showed them the two shopping galleries of Waterloo, which are very posh and the prices too !





5. The last day arrived and I drove them to the station. It had been such a nice week with them.
I drove back with a little melancolic feeling but was brought down to earth quickly, because when I came back the painter was waiting to paint two awful looking radiators !

23 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm glad you had a good visit. It looks like everyone had fun. I will always remember the Atomium!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

The Chair Speaks said...

Love the 'new' garden. Can't wait to see the flowers bloom!

Jientje said...

Never a boring minute, what a busy week you had!

Mar said...

Great pictures of the week's outings! what fun.

Jo said...

I love catching up on your week, Gattina! Well done on "opening" your garden entrance. I love 2nd hand bookshops. We have a bookshop In Nairobi with literally (pun intended, LOL!) thousands of new books. But the section I LOVE the most is the 2nd hand shelf with also, hundreds of books all in alphabetical order of authors' names. Last time I went to this mall, I spent four hours in there! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

Jo said...

I love catching up on your week, Gattina! Well done on "opening" your garden entrance. I love 2nd hand bookshops. We have a bookshop In Nairobi with literally (pun intended, LOL!) thousands of new books. But the section I LOVE the most is the 2nd hand shelf with also, hundreds of books all in alphabetical order of authors' names. Last time I went to this mall, I spent four hours in there! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

diane b said...

The garden looks much better. You sure played the perfect hostess and I bet your friends had a good time.

Mara said...

Wow! If you're feeling up for some more gardening: I have a garden waiting!!

Faith said...

yay for great visits! thanks for sharing....i would have LOVED that bookstore!!

Kathie said...

A lovely visit! I'd love to join you in that bookstore! I know that melancholy feeling - we just said goodbye to my son and dil who headed back to the UK yesterday . . .

Susanne said...

It sounds like a lovely and full week you had with Claudie and Melissa. The bush removal looks like it turned out nicely as a garden. I hate trimming our bushes too but mostly because they get full of wasps as the summer goes on.

Maribeth said...

What a nice week you had with Claudie and her daughter! I live times like that.
Of course right now, Hubby and I must get ready for the Hurricane.

Lisa notes... said...

You make a great tour guide! I’m glad you and your friends had such a wonderful visit.

jabblog said...

It sounds as though you had fun together.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Look like you had a great time together! Awesome shopping too.

Sandra Carlier said...

What a lovely and full week we had!
It's difficult now to come back at our reality! I miss our trip around Brussel and Waterloo! I miss this fabulous and cultural town Brussel is! Jérôme and Pierre love thei r gift and muguette too! Now I can't wait to give the others to my niece and her daughters!

ellen b said...

Sounds like a lovely visit with lots of fun adventures! Have a wonderful weekend.

Friko said...

Sounds like you had fun. Particularly with all the shopping!

Barbara H. said...

Looks like a wonderful time with lots of fun things to do!

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a good visit and a good time. This is a lovely post. Thanks.

Brenda said...

looks like a fun time with your guests. I know I love having people visit my city and getting to show them around. And its always bittersweet when they leave. . . .

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

What a wonderful hostess you were: sightseeing, shopping and food. I read a previous post where you fed your guests stoemp. Sounds delish.

I can understand about time flying when poking around in a bookshop.

Your home is getting a new look inside and out. How fun. I always find that such things perk me up esp when the weather is bad.

Willow said...

What a fun visit with your friends! It made for a really busy but exciting week.