18 Jul 2014

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. On Monday I had enough to do to sort out my pictures I had taken in Amsterdam. I went out for a walk with my neighbor's dog, who is quite lazy. When it rains, then she prefers just to do two steps does her business and pulls me back in the house. But this time the sun was shining and she trotted bravely besides me, just for a little tour.

2. My friend and neighbor Vivienne, should come home but first a medical service had to install an oxygen machine. As her daughter was working, I waited for them the whole day until it was finally delivered. Looks like a little radiator and has a 10 m long tube. The guy explained me how it works and I learned something new again !

3.

Vivienne adjusting the oxygen tubes

The next day she was "delivered" by an ambulance. I immediately crossed the street to greet her and was so surprised how good she looked. I told her that I had expected a half dead person and she looked as if she just came from the hairdresser ! She had spent 2 weeks in intensive care and then a week in a normal room at hospital. As she had been dead for 20 sec, I asked her if she had been in this long dark tunnel with an illuminated Jesus at the end (as some people pretend to have seen) , and she laughed so hard that her chest hurt, the ribs are still not healed from the heart massage. She said, she couldn't remember a long dark tunnel and not even the devil at the other end. Now she is happy at home and we keep an eye on her if ever she would need some help, as she will be alone the whole day.

4.


Dominique had invited us 3 to look at our pictures we had all taken during our Devon/Cornwall trip. It was nice to sit together afterwards in her garden and dog Charlie was happy to have such a nice female company. Of course he was more interested in the cake we had with our coffee. Nobody could resist his demanding look, he was starving apparently. We chatted about the "adventures" we had during our trip and I am sure that the rest of the street thought we were doing a Yoga Laughter exercise !

5. From the cold temperatures we had end of last week, where I even had to put the heating on, today it was too hot ! 35°C (95 F).



After our holiday painting get together, Ilona and I went to "our" little Greek restaurant, where we could sit in the garden and had a very good Gyros plate with fresh salad, for the same price as a desert in the Amsterdam Greek restaurant ! It belongs to two Greeks, father and son, the father can hardly speak French. They also have delicious pitas and other typical Greek food.



The rest of the day I spent sitting outside and moved as less as possible because of the heat, while Mr. G. had chosen the hottest moment of the day at 1 pm to clean our garden shed ! No wonder that he was completely exhausted after that !


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17 comments:

Jo said...

It's probably a good thing to learn about oxygen machines! Glad your neighbor Vivienne is home and looking good! I love that Charlie revels in female company! He knows quality when he sees it. And you all look so "cool" in both senses of the word! Poor Mr G, hope he's over his heat exhaustion! Have a GREAT weekend, my friend. Jo

diane b said...

You are very kind to look after your neighbour, she must be very relieved to know you are close by. The greek meal looks delicious and cheap too makes it taste even better. It sure looks hot there. You with a cool dress on while I sit here with long sleeved shits and sweater on with long pants and fluffy slippers trying to keep warm. We even had to turn the heat on before it got dark today.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. I'm glad she's home and getting better ... long may it continue ..

We've had hot weather, but it's going to break today and thankfully it wasn't as cold as yours ..

Love Greek food!

Cheers Hilary

Faith said...

So glad your neighbor friend is home and doing well! What a blessing to have fun friends and great Greek restaurants!! You look very relaxed ion your patio! Happy weekend!

Mara said...

Nice to hear she is home again. Hope she will remain home for a long time!

We are having a great summer up here as well, although very fortunately without the 30+ degrees. 20+ is more than enough!

Kathie said...

So glad your friend is home and recovering nicely. I'm sure you cheer her up :)

Mmm mm, Greek food!

Hope it cools down a little bit but not too much! Have a great week!

barbarah said...

I'm glad your neighbor is home and that you all will look after her.

I'm not too familiar with Greek food, but it sounds good.

Sandra Carlier said...

Luckely you could wait and take care on Vivien! Nice she's very well now! 35 ° and Mr Gattino is doing his garden!!! He should better waiting after 6 pm or very early in the morning! Your djellaba looks very nice! I want a blue one too! Caresse à Charly the dog!

Sandra Carlier said...

Luckely you could wait and take care on Vivien! Nice she's very well now! 35 ° and Mr Gattino is doing his garden!!! He should better waiting after 6 pm or very early in the morning! Your djellaba looks very nice! I want a blue one too! Caresse à Charly the dog!

Susanne said...

Nice to see you are making good use out of your patio! I'm sure your neighbor very much appreciated someone being there to welcome her back home!

Susanne said...

Nice to see you are making good use out of your patio! I'm sure your neighbor very much appreciated someone being there to welcome her back home!

Susanne said...

Nice to see you are making good use out of your patio! I'm sure your neighbor very much appreciated someone being there to welcome her back home!

LindyLou Mac said...

Busy people always fit so much into their lives don't they and you are no exception. :)

Friko said...

You must have a wonderful group of friends where you are. All so kind and helping to look after each other.

Is that the Belgian way of life or are you all foreigners?

Robyn Lee said...

I'm glad your neighour is home from hospital and feeling much better.

I love Greek food but haven't had any ages.

Robyn Lee said...

I'm glad your neighour is home from hospital and feeling much better.

I love Greek food but haven't had any ages.

Willow said...

Well, I'm glad your garden shed is cleaned now and especially that you didn't have to do it in that heat.

And it's good news that your neighbor is home and feeling so well.