14 Aug 2015

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE


1. I am pleased to say that the warm to hot weather continues. It's a miracle, for once we have a real summer in Belgium.



I went with Dominique to the Chinese restaurant, I had recently discovered which was so good. She had never been there ! I love the decoration. There are beautiful paintings on the walls and the tables are separated by these "art deco" looking glass panels. As the food is served as a buffet, we had two starters, one cold one hot, then the main course, the dessert, fresh melon, Kiwi, Litchi and pineapple cubes with ice cream and then a coffee. She couldn't believe the amount of the bill, 12 € (13 $) per person ! She immediately thought to take her family there for a special event.

2. Although I enjoy my "office" on our terrace, I need to go out to see some people. Nicole was in the same case, so we went again tourist watching at the Waterloo Lion.



There were as always quite a lot and we also noticed that now a bus is running from the Lion mound til the Hougoumont farm.

3.



Before we had a little train like this which took the tourist from the Lion mound into the Waterloo city center. Now it doesn't exist anymore and is replaced by this stinky bus only going to the farm ! I really wonder who has decided that !

4. Chantal another friend had invited me for the afternoon to show me her new Pergola and also how she had arranged her terrace.



She had restored an old rusty bench, and painted it in black and yellow. The old sewing machine was freshly repainted too and a new flower pot sits on the top.  It looked very pretty together with the yellow flower boxes. When I looked in the little pond all fishes came, they thought I would feed them. Apparently they are not as stupid as one could think.

5. My fringe had grown and fell into my eyes and I really hate that. I didn't want to go to my hairdresser only for the fringe so I went to Ilona who is very talented in cutting hairs. The result was perfect and now I look like new ! It was so hot that we couldn't sit outside, her terrace was like a furnace. In the evening we had a terrible thunderstorm, the sky suddenly became so dark as if it was already night. It also pourred in buckets and I could hardly see the neighbor's house. It lasted for about an hour, fortunately we had no damages.





more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

13 comments:

Jo said...

I love the way you're always showing Dominique new things! And the patio of black and yellow is super. Love the colorful fish! Enjoy your weekend. JO

Andrew said...

Really hot weather followed by a rain storm. Welcome to global warming. 12 euro sounds very reasonable for the Chinese buffet.

Maggid said...

What a lovely world in your post.

I went on a hair cut moratorium . . now my mop is constantly growing, and, i am having difficulty seeing - but, as i persist, i'll be able to hook hair behind my ears . . sigh - I simply need to have patience , , giggle.

Chinese? That sounds good.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

I'm not into oriental food...

But love the look of those "art deco" looking glass panels.

Tessa

fruitfulwords said...

Usually when my fringe gets too long, I cut it.Sometimes the result is not that great but it grows back out. That's gret that you have someone who can do that for you and leave you looking like new.

Hurray for REAL summer weather. That is a lovely thing to enjoy!

Chantal's patio looks very inviting. And how fun to have the fish come begging.

Susanne said...

I love what your friend did with the garden bench and old sewing machine! Very inviting. $13 is really good for a chinese food buffet! We have chinese food regularly as my husband loves it...we usually get take out though.

Sandy Carlson said...

I love these walkarounds with you. I am glad you are having a summer. Soon it will be cool enough to enjoy that terrace and the fish!

Karen said...

I like your friend's garden. The sewing machine turned into a plant stand is so darling. And the bench to match, too. So very cute.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that black and yellow accented patio! Lovely times with friends.

LindyLou Mac said...

Great to be enjoying a catch up of your recent blogging activities, so pleased you have had a good summer.

barbarah said...

I am late visiting due to a family birthday this weekend. Glad the weather is behaving like summer! It's too bad they traded the train for a bus! Your friend's terrace looks really nice.

Willow said...

I'm late too getting around to comment. The good thing about the thunderstorm is the rain. I'm glad though that you are enjoying a 'real summer'.

nikkipolani said...

Well! I'm not the only late commenter ;-) So good to hear that you have real summer this year. My roomie who lived in Belgium for 8 years was trying to remember the sunniest month to visit.

What a fun backyard with bright colors. Glad you had someone to rescue you from your fringe ;-)