10 Jan 2014

FRIDAY'S FAVE FIVE - RANDOM 5 FRIDAY

1. Now that the Year's end holidays are over, Aqua Gym classes started again. We splashed around in the water while talking about our Christmas and New Year celebrations. Then we showered and got dressed. Ginny one of our group was late and was looking for her underpants she apparently had lost or left home. So she checked what we were wearing in case we had mixed up our pants, and those who were already fully dressed undid their trousers to show that they were wearing their own pants. Imagine the scene, all women laughing their heads off and showing their pants. Ginny finally gave up her Miss Marple researches and dressed without pants. Anyway nobody would notice. Then we all gathered in our little Tea room besides the swimming pool and continued our reports about our festivities. Suddenly Ginny showed up waving a white pair of pants over her head and screaming "I found them, I found them", we all congratulated her, and asked where they were, she had put them in the pocket of her coat just before leaving her house ! We laughed and laughed and she decided not to get undressed again, put the pants back into the pocket of her coat and went home without pants ! Nobody raped her, she arrived safe and sound.

2. My Fuji touch screen camera fell from my bedside table and the screen was broken. No way to get it repaired, it was dead. Living without a camera and being an assiduous Blogger, is like living with only one arm ! After the first anger and being furious with myself, I decided to buy a new one, but what ?? Certainly not one with a touch screen ! The answer came per pure coincidence per email. My friend Claudie from the South of France had her birthday and got a new camera from her husband because their house was burgled and the her camera stolen. Knowing him as a very thoroughly man who had certainly done a lot of researches to find the best quality/price, I decided to buy the same and off I went to buy a Canon Ixus 132, which has all functions I need, it's small, handy easy and even allows Paparazzi pictures, which is very important for me as I love to take pictures of forbidden things.



3. Mr. G. had to do the technical things like putting in the date and time, and then I played around whole day (or nearly) to discover how to handle my new toy working utensil.



I tried it out, "shooting" wild around me and am quite happy with the results. Of course I haven't found out all functions yet.

4.

Trying to set the new mobile functions;

My friend Ilona in a rage of changes in her living room, had spent some sleepless nights to find out what she could do. It was so simple that she got angry that she hadn't thought about it before ! She just put the dining table in the middle of the room, decided to to take an ugly office cabinet out in which she had her computer (with tower), which would make the room much bigger and as her mobile phone had given up its soul she also had bought a new one and asked me to come over to give my opinion about the new look of her living room and also to help her to set up the new mobile. I found her living room now much nicer, and when her strong grandsons will have taken out the monster office cabinet, she will have a new room, without buying anything new ! Happy with the result we had a tea together with the usual chatting.

5. Our neighbor had brought us a Galette des Rois, (King Cake), for the celebration of Epiphany, on January 6th. We both had each one slide, which btw were delicious, and  the rest of the cake I had put on the cupboard in the kitchen, covered with an aluminium foil.



The next morning I found this in our kitchen ! Arthur who amongst all strange things also loves cake and had apparently enjoyed it very much, there was only a small piece left, and the crumbs all over the kitchen. Inside the King's Cake is a "fève" which is a little statue or picture or something else, and the one who gets it in his slice of cake also gets the crown which comes with the cake and then you are the King (or Queen) of the day.

I don't know where the "fève" is, maybe in Arthur's litter box !



After having cleaned up the kitchen I went to my painting class, where, of course I tried out my new camera too. I am painting a sunset/rise (I don't know) but it is not finished yet.




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30 comments:

diane b said...

You always have so many funny things to tell us on Fridays. I like these posts very much. The underpants story was hilarious. I hope Arthur got told off for his cake adventure. Your new camera looks a beauty and the pics are very clear.

Jo said...

OMW Imagine all the ladies baring their midriffs to show they're wearing their own pants. I love that she put her pants in her coat pocket. Ha! Arthur is just like Shadow; leave something tempting on the kitchen counter and he steals it and eats it under the spare bed. Several times I've had to fight him to give back Grant's two pork sausages which are thawing on the fridge top. At least I tell Grant I don't have to ever prick the sausages for frying - Shadow's teeth does that for me! I love the look of your new camera. Grant wants me to upgrade my camera when we go to SA this week but I still only know a few features from my present one which I've had since December 2011! Have a great weekend. Jo

Andrew said...

I no longer think Aqua Gym is exercise but a gossip session. My camera is touch screen too, but I can only use it with a stylus. I would not get another touch screen camera.

Funnily, although my camera is a couple of years old, only two days ago to put in the time and date.

Fun60 said...

That pants story really made me laugh. What a great group of friends you have there.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Fun post and your sweet tooth cat is quite handsome!

Maggid said...

WE used to take water classes - we would laugh and snort so much it's fortunate none of us drowned.

Your new camera looks terrific . . so does the lady taking the picture (cute, cute, cute!)

Oh that Arthur! I suspect he always considers himself KING.

Snap said...

I'll be laughing all day thinking of the case of the missing underpants! :) What a great group of ladies. Enjoy the new camera and a high five to Arthur!

W. Latane Barton said...

That story about the missing panties was rip-roaring funny. I could see all you ladies (in my mind of course) and the picture I won't soon lose. You are just the best!

Beth Edwards said...

have fun with the new camera. sounds like tons of fun.

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Rose said...

Tears in my eyes from laughing at your 1st random thought! Oh, that is hilarious.

Lisa said...

Oh my! Only women will appreciate the story in #1! I can hear you all giggling now. And I guess aluminum foil is no match for a hungry cat! I know it wouldn't be for ours if there was cake on the counter!
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Inger said...

Arthur is gorgeous! I have an older version of a Canon camera and I really enjoy it. Good luck with yours.

Lynn said...

I've noted your friends camera, I know my Lumix dmc-TZ30 won't survive another tumble, this is my third through no fault of the Panasonic's lumix, it will need to be replaced probably sooner than later, it is good to hear a Frenchman did the appraising .I burnt our first Galette des Rois, the second was delicious, our cats do not like it at all, dog only gave it three stars.

Sarah Huizenga said...

The underpants story is hilarious.

Nancy Claeys said...

"I found my underpants!" Lol! Best story ever!

And Arthur is a bad boy! :)

ellen b. said...

Yippee for your new camera. Glad you had lots of interesting events this week to test it out on! Have a good weekend.

Sarah@Like sunshine in the home said...

Love the pants story. :D

Your cat is just gorgeous. xx

Pearl said...

oh my, did Arthur make himself sick?

happy new year.

Marianna said...

Hilarious story about the underpants!!

Your cat is quite enterprising!! I have a cat who is fond of cake as well. She turns herself inside out begging any time there is cake in the hose. She likes biscuits too.

edenhills said...

Glad she found her pants. What a great new toy! Arthur is such a scamp!

barbarah said...

I'm surprised Arthur didn't get sick eating so much sugar! It was nice your friend had researched cameras already - hope you have fun getting t know your new one!

Linens and Royals said...

Your new camera was just in time to take photos of Arthur's cake crimes.

Sandra Carlier said...

What a great job you did with Ixus 132! I tried mine too but still need to buy something to put the pics on the old Pierres'ordinatory as Mélissa took mine in Aix! I never met a cat as Arthur!!! C'est un phénomène!

Susanne said...

LOL, you had me cracking right up reading this post, Gattina, so that my husband wonders what on earth I am reading on the computer that has me laughing so much. From the missing underpants to Arthur eating that cake it was a fun look at your week!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for my laughs for the weekend. You have wayyy too much fun ;>)! Wish I was there.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for my laughs for the weekend. You have wayyy too much fun ;>)! Wish I was there.

fruitfulwords said...

I had to laugh and laugh too imagining the "pants" scene and its resolutions. What a wonderful and crazy bunch of ladies you all are.

As much as I enjoy the holidays, it is great to get back to the routine.

I posted a picture of my artwork too. Although mine is really not fine art like yours,as it's just made with melted crayons.

Have another joyful week, Gattina.

Pamela said...

I like your "selfie" as my grands would call their self portraits. That DARN cat. Eats cake! Amazing.

Mara said...

Oh my, that beats my cat's worst crime which was opening the fridge and taking out a large cooked sausage! Fortunately my mother caught him and from then on put something in front of the fride to keep him from opening it!

Willow said...

Oh, Arthur--you naughty kitty! I hope you enjoyed the Epiphany cake.

While I'm sorry you broke your camera, I have to say that your new one is wonderful :)