26 Jan 2015

MY WEEKEND OF JANUARY 24

On Saturday morning when I opened the shutters, the world had become white over night !



When I looked through the windows of our house I saw that there was quite a lot of snow. It had been announced, but probably nobody had thought that it would snow that much !



As usual the responsible authority wasn't prepared, which caused a terrible traffic jam on the highways and in the city. There were many accidents and people had to wait for hours in their cars.



It was the same at Brussels South airport, all flights had to be cancelled and the travellers were stuck for 4 h ! Everybody complained that there had nothing been done to prevent this chaos.

And as sudden as it had come, the snow melted around noon, and when I drove to Ilona's the streets were normal. I had thought that maybe I wouldn't be able to drive. We spent a nice afternoon together in front of her stove and watched the flames.

Sunday we were invited to our neighbor's birthday.



I know her since we moved here in 1975 ! Her daughters used to play and babysit our son. We had a lot of fun as the picture shows. A friend (the one with the glasses on his head) is 82 and  was born and had lived in Waterloo ever since. He told us so many stories about this little village where everybody knew everybody, when it wasn't yet a tourist place and has now become a city. The Lion hill was a place to play and the Wellington museum was not really a museum because you could go inside and children tried out Wellington's bed !

We spent a very nice afternoon.

10 comments:

Jo said...

What a fun and snug way to get away from all that freezing weather. Hope you're feeling tons better. Jo

Loree said...

The snow looks lovely. I would love to try Wellington's bed. If I recall correctly, he wasn't very tall.

Gracie said...

Glad to know you're doing better

A Lady's Life said...

lol my sisterinlaw is in Bora Bora
and it's raining there and here in the west, we have nice weather. The east however is terrible. I guess right about now is a good time to get out of town so to speak. :)

diane b said...

Its great the snow didn't stay long even though it makes everything look pretty.

diane b said...

Sure looks like you had fun at the party.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You must be feeling better and that looks like a fun party. I am surprised that all that snow would melt in a day! (I don't have much experience with it, so what do I know!)

Robyn Lee said...

It's just as well you had the lovely open fire! I would not enjoy snow as I hate the cold and have chosen to live in a subtropical climate. The heat doesn't bother me although the humidity can become a bit much at times.

It looks a very merry bunch enjoying the flames!

Sandra Carlier said...

Sounds you had a great birthday party by Vivien! <3 those white landscapes! So exotic here!

pattisjarrett said...

We had a surprise blanket of white this week, too. Glad it didn't last long.