16 Apr 2012

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?



Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of April 14, 2012.

On Saturday I did some shopping, and the afternoon I was busy with some blog stuff and cleaning.

But I had an excellent and very funny evening. Dominique's son François whom I know since years had created a new band together with some friends. They were noticed by the local Radio and now sponsored by them.

Dominique had gotten 4 cards and had invited me, Ilona and a friend of hers. There were lots of people waiting at the door to be opened. It brought me 50 (!!) years back when I started to attend concerts and watch private bands. So many memories !



and for the first time I got a stamp on my hand, when I was 18 or 19 we didn't need to be "stamped".




I made a collage of the event. François is in the middle and in the last range you can see the proud mom Dominique, Ilona, me and Dominique dancing and enjoying. I had decided once and for all that I wouldn't dance anymore because I don't want to look like the mummy Mike Jagger, who looks so ridiculous to jump around at his age like an old flea (we have the same age, both born in 1943) but the music was so infectuous, that finally I followed my friends ! It was really a great evening and we felt like teenagers again.



I went very close to the stage and made this little video. Of course the sound is not so good as the
professional record of Cheeky Jack here. François was happy to see his mother and her friends. Later on came his brother and a load full of cousins and friends. All generations were there from the youngst maybe 12 to the oldest like Ilona and I with our 69 wise years of age !

Despite my dancing, nothing hurt the next day, apparently my bones are still fit. The weather was lousy grey, windy and cold so I just went to the market to buy our supper as on Sundays we are both on strike for preparing food.



I bought green beans with bacon, mushrums in garlic and little roasted potatoes. It was impossible to take a picture of the roasted chicken, because Arthur started to meow his operas and wanted to jump on the plate ! Nothing can hold him back when it smells "chicken" !

I spent a lazy afternoon and in the evening we watched "Ladykillers" with Tom Hanks. Dominique came over and I showed her the pictures I had taken and the little videos, she was very happy with the result and I too, when I think that I only have this little Sony Cyber Shot camera.

After the film we chatted about the concert, she can be really proud of her son. He started this as a leisure group and they became successful. In "real" life he is a sound engineer.

11 comments:

Jo said...

Wow, what success for Dominique's son and I suppose it helps that he's a sound engineer as well. I love that you joined in (you don't look at ALL like that aged flea Mick Jagger, you look gorgeous for your age, and ahem, I love your bracelet!) I wish I'd photographed Shadow yesterday while Grant carved the chicken for lunch. He goes mad when he smells chicken! Hope you're having a great week. Jo PS Almost 90% of the photos I have published with my articles in magazines back in South Africa, are taken with my little Sony Cybershot!

Jo said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
diane b said...

Your friend sure can be proud. I'm glad you joined in. It doesn't matter how you behave when you're over 50. No body minds seniors having fun. If it makes you feel young again it must be good for you.

Gracie said...

Nothing better than listening to some bands to go back in time.... so much memories of my own youth....

Maribeth said...

I'm up and actually had a big weekend. But tomorrow, Anneliese has her hysterectomy. Poor girl. But no more puppies for her.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What fun, you have proved that age is just a number, so glad you had such a good evening!

sandra carlier said...

What a nice party you had!!! I would want to be with you all! Sounds you found good food at the market! I am tired tonight cause we were with the pupils at the swimming pool! I just need my bed and my theater text now! I had a nice WE and took many pictures but had no time for posting! I created an event on Face book as we play in Ollioules the 18,19 and 20 mai at La salle des fêtes! But all the pictures I put on the event disappeared! All this time lost! And without reason! So tonight I even don't go on face book!

Loree said...

Wow what a fun weekend you had. I don't think that Mick Jagger will like being compared to an old flea. LOL.

A Lady's Life said...

Wow! You gals had a treat compliments of a very talented young man.
I would be a proud Mama a well Good for him !!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Good for your friend's son -- he deserves his success. And you deserve to dance!! Loved the post -- great collage and pictures. Like the idea of being "on strike" for cooking on weekends. And that takeout looks yummy.

Linens and Royals said...

I enjoyed the video, a very talented young man.
Your take away food always looks so delicious. I can only ever buy fish and chips.