19 Oct 2012
FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE
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1. The only day where the sun was shining, although it was cool, was on Monday !
So after acqua gym I finally had the opportunity to plant the little deco cabbages. I like them natural, but lots of people dye them and they really almost look like a big rose. Of course Arthur had to check !
2. Although I don't like autumn, I like to decorate ! Therefore I decided to dig out the autumn stuff and changed my season basket from spring/summer to autumn.
and here is the result. When you enter our house the first thing (besides me or Mr. G.) you will see is this basket, unless it's cat Arthur, who is always very curious to see who rang the bell !
3. I had to do some shopping because my son and family will come over from Amsterdam and spend the weekend with us.
This "Picard" store is specialized in catering/deepfreezed plates and opened a shop in Waterloo. It belongs to a French store chain and from the first day of it's opening this shop is always full ! I knew Picard from my stay with Claudie in Southern France, because she also buys things there, apparently it's the best store for deepfreezed good and healthy items also regarding quality/price.
mashed potatoes with truffels or Tagliatelle with truffels and mushrooms
They have a big choice of delicious plates from all countries or deepfreezed vegetables, meat, fish, seafood etc, if you want to cook yourself and you can even get their cookbook !
fresh fruits, rasperries
There is also a big choice of delicious cakes !
It's a paradise for people who live alone and don't cook anymore or for elderly couples, or when you have unexpected guests, it's very interesting for me, because it is nearly just around the corner. This time my guests are not unexpected, but I catched a cold and don't feel well enough to cook.
4. I spend the day at home caughing like an old locomotive,
I drank a lot of tea and took some cough syrup which was quiet strong and made me sleepy.
I just could do like Maxine worked a little on my computer and was at 9 pm my bed. I slept like a marmot almost for 10 h.
5. I started to feel better and tried some household scores ....
and then I thought I'll do like her it is the best way to tidy up before guests arrive, at least they can leave me a message. On the other hand it's also more logical to clean after a visit then before, to avoid double work. The only place which really has to be super clean is the toilet (restroom, bathroom ...) because there people have time to look into the corners !