7 Aug 2015

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. On Monday was my first day home and it was hot ! So hot that I left my suitcase as it was and started to sort out my holiday pictures. That took me quite some time and I decided to move on our terrace under the Pergola and continue there. Then I suddenly realized that I should take out something of the freezer for supper ! Even that was too much, but I managed. It was an Italian pasta salad, with salmon and mozzarella, unfortunately Mr. G. who always warms up the supper in the Microwave only saw pasta and warmed up the salad. Useless to say that it had a rather strange taste, the mozzarella had melted and the little tomatoes were cooked ! I told him to take a closer look next time and put on his glasses and not warm up everything which is always at the same place in a bowl just like a robot. I considered for a moment to put my slippers there instead just to see if he would warm them up too. But I didn't.

2. The next day it was cold ! Half of the temperature we had the day before. No excuse anymore to unpack my suitcase and fill in the laundry basket.



In the afternoon I went to Nicole where I was greeted by Charlie who was so happy to see me. Fortunately it had stopped raining and there was a little sunshine so we could sit outside and I reported about my holidays.

3.  There was still enough food for us in the freezer so I didn't have to go shopping, Mr. G. did it instead for fruits, cheese and ham and cat food of course which is the most important thing in his eyes. And it was hot again !



The only thing to do was not to move ! I had seen this sign in England at a friend's house and found it so nice that I tried to create the same but with cats and translated it into French. Here is the result. Now I have to find a frame and hang it up ! Mr. G. laughed and approved.

4. It became even more hot ! Late afternoon over the hedge,  I talked to Dominique my neighbor and we decided to go for a drink to the Waterloo Lion and do some Tourist watching.



It was a great idea, because there were lots of them ! Despite the heat they bravely climbed up the 226 steps !  We almost thought we would be in the UK ! Everybody around us spoke English and Dominique took the opportunity to dig out her English and exercise !

5. The week ended with another hot day and after having done some household scores early morning when it wasn't so hot yet, I moved outside into my summer office.



where I spent the rest of the whole day. Ilona came to visit me, because in her garden it was too hot. So we had a nice afternoon together.





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16 comments:

Mara said...

We had lovely temperatures over here as well. Unfortunately accompanied by rain, rain and more rain, so it felt quite cold inside regardless!

I love that sign! Now, where do I find myself a grumpy man???

diane b said...

Enjoy the heat. It is still cold here.

Barbara H. said...

Your summer office looks lovely! Hope you are recuperated from your travels and hope the temperature gets more comfortable soon.

Gracie said...

It's so hot here too! I can't think of the bill i will receive after all this A/C use!

Susanne said...

Your patio looks like a wonderful shady spot to do your blogging and picture organizing on a hot day. Charlie is a cutie and he would make my fave list too! Had a good chuckle about Mr. G. warming up the salad.

I have a question Gattina...when you come to my site is there a google banner at the top telling you about my site using cookies?

Loree said...

Needless to say it's hot here too. Much too hot :( We need some cool wind and rain.

Fun60 said...

So that's where everyone is that speaks English.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

it's been beastly hot here lately as well but has cooled down a bit these paste few days.

Andrew said...

You do look very cool and comfortable outside. Are you familiar with the line from a song, 'Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun'.

Ann said...

Nice "summer office." :-)

Sandra Carlier said...

Ton petit panneau avec les deux chats est très réussi ! C'est une adorable décoration ! J'ai mis une photos de Méli sur facebook avec les tomates du jardin de Pierre ! On se régale ! Elles sont vraiment bonnes !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love that office -- and the way you know how to recover from a vacation! No sense jumping into things all at once.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Gattina,
I love the photos of the dog chewing the Tennis ball and your patio photo - that table cloth is very pretty.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Willow said...

Wow, your weather has been crazy. Just one cool day all week. I like your idea of the summer office.

fruitfulwords said...

Your sign was so cute and I had a little laugh as well. I like the way you changed it into cats which is of course very appropriate for you.

So it has been so hot. The heat always makes me so cross. I like your outside office. I need to do more of that.

Wow - all those steps. So glad the drink and tourist watching was worth it!

nikkipolani said...

Wow! From hot hot hot to cold! Good thing you had activities planned for all kinds of weather ;-)

As for German.... you can try commenting but I may have to cheat with Google translate. My German lessons are verrrrry slow!