Friday, 25 January 2013

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE



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We are still covered in snow at least in my corner downtown it has disappeared and only on roofs and trees you still see some white. But getting out of my corner is a slippery affair ! Therefore I was mostly locked in. As you can see nobody cleans the sidewalks and you have to walk on the street. No danger as there are very few cars driving here during the day. My fake flowers, which I still couldn't take out because of the bad weather conditions, are now blooming in the snow ! Now that I could built snowmen on the sidewalk , there are no kids around to admire them. And then I also ran out of carrots for the nose.

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I badly needed my night creme and therefore drove to my favorite Indian shop, which has in my opinion the best natural cremes to very modest prices. I love this store, which looks like an Indian house and took some pictures inside for some photo memes. I always have the impression to be in another world, you can sit down there have a cup of Indian tea (for free) and listen to a very zen music. All the benefits of this store goes to India to help street children and orphans and a village where most of the handmade items are made. That brings at least some money into the village and creates jobs.

3. My friend and neighbor Dominique asked me to go with her to look for a new car, as I am better in discussing prices and don't let me influence by an eager salesman. It still hasn't changed yet, when a woman wants to buy a car she is considered as the perfect victim to make good deals even for the worst salesman, as we are supposed to be idiots completely ignorant.



4. Dominique wanted a "hybrid" car as the petrol/gas becomes more and more expensive. The only brand which had small cars was Toyota. I had already driven in this car with a friend, so I knew it. First nobody took notice of us. Men first. Slowly I got angry went into the office of a salesman who had his nose stuck in papers and told him that we are not here to buy bread but to buy a car. He jumped up as if somebody had stuck a needle in his bottom and we showed him the car we were interested in. Dominique climbed into the Yaris, which had the perfect size for her use, and tried it out. Then I asked for the price with all reductions possible because there is the motor show in Brussels and they sell cars to very interesting conditions. He was a "little" surprised that I knew all this and finally calculated a good price. Now Dominique wants to sleep it over which means she will ask her brothers what they think about the car and then buy it. And I thought the day when my car is too old I would buy the same.

5. For the week's end, we had a very cold wind, and I had no intention to go out in this cold weather, I needed nothing. But because  of my dear cats I had to go out ! Since the world outside is covered with a white carpet which apparently they don't want to spoil, they use the litter boxes more then ever, they sneak outside along the wall of the house where the snow has melted just for a little walk in the fresh air, but to do their buisiness they come inside. I had no litter sand anymore and  with the intention to only buy that I went to the supermarket and of course came back with a lot of other things which I suddenly needed.

14 comments:

  1. You are so brave or is that tough? to survive in those conditions! I love that you call face creams/cremes. I also like to use this spelling which is what I grew up with but the famous houses use spelling same as the one for the one you eat on cakes! I would love to sit in that Indian shop and sip tea looking around at all the splendor. It's wonderful to support a business that helps street children too. mmm, I just LOVE the trip to the car showroom! Good on Dominique for taking you along. Here's to a WARM weekend for you and the cats!

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  2. You are so brave or is that tough? to survive in those conditions! I love that you call face creams/cremes. I also like to use this spelling which is what I grew up with but the famous houses use spelling same as the one for the one you eat on cakes! I would love to sit in that Indian shop and sip tea looking around at all the splendor. It's wonderful to support a business that helps street children too. mmm, I just LOVE the trip to the car showroom! Good on Dominique for taking you along. Here's to a WARM weekend for you and the cats!

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  3. ahhhhhhhh so, the secret of your beauty is natural indian night creme!:) Really good hint! :)
    I also love those indian bracelets, they are so beautiful!
    Bravo, for your words with that salesman and I wish you a nice weekend!
    hugs
    Léia

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  4. I love exotic stores as well. So many little things to look at.
    Animals are not stupid. They don;t like getting themselves dirty and wet and why dig in cold ground when they have nice soft sand in the house. lol
    I nderstood European cars are built with more torque than American cars.So I don;t know how this affects the gas/mileage ratio.
    You seem to have had another great day.

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  5. Love the snow! It is so dry here in our area... would love to see that! Thank you for sharing your FFF! Simply God's Girl

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  6. We don't have any snow left here in my part of eastern New York State but we do have bitter COLD temps below 10 degrees F. BRRRRR....a good weekend to stay in! I enjoyed reading all the things that made your week special. Stay warm :)

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  7. Snow snow everywhere in the northern hemisphere according to the blogs that I read. Keep warm.

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  8. We don't have as much snow but we have bitterly cold temperatures. At least until next Wed and then rain!

    The Indian store looks so interesting. I'd like to spend some time in there too. And very nice that the proceeds go to help others. Makes you feel good about buying.

    I'm impressed with your handling of the car salesman. it's an art! I'm better at it than my husband. Not that I know much about cars. But I seem to be good at knocking the prices down :) A friend of ours has a hybrid too - they really like it.

    It's always the way when you go to the supermarket - you go for just 1 thing and come back with a carload!

    Happy weekend!

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  9. Those Toyota Yaris cars are very cute. We considered one of those when looking for a vehicle for my daughter.

    Boy you guys have more snow than we do. In our city homeowners have 24 hours after a snow fall to shovel their walks or they might be fined from the city. How often that actually happens I don't know. I would think complaints would have to be phoned in for the city to even know a person hasn't shoveled.

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  10. You sound like an excellent friend to have along for buying cars!

    We had snow last week but ice this week. I'd rather have snow, but both are slippery. It's fun to see the flowers poking through.

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  11. That Indian shop looks great place to browse. I am in Manchester at the moment. Last night there was a snow storm which left many cars and their passengers stranded on the motorway overnight. Tonight the temperature has risen and there is a tremendous rain storm outside!

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  12. This is the indian shop u went for your Blings? I commented but I knew something was wrong, it didn't go.

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  13. tea ... that would be so enjoyable in that shop.

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  14. What an interesting week you had. How I would have loved to be a little fly on the wall listening to you and the salesman!

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