2. The weather is dreadful and the only places to go are museums or shopping malls.
I decided for a shopping mall, walked a little around, found nothing despite the Sales, had a sandwich, watched people and then returned home.
Just before I left I found this cute little case for my camera, I had lost the one which had a panda face ! Arthur is two headed now.
3. I should have gone to aqua gym on Monday, but I thought there were still school holidays and stayed home. Then a friend asked me why I haven't come, and told me that the holidays were over since Monday ! So I went on Wednesday and had a young man as teacher. Apparently I was tired because I fell asleep in front of the TV !
4. Coming back from shopping an inner voice told me to make a tour at the Waterloo Lion and just check if there were tourists there.
When I arrived I was happy to sit in my car, because otherwise I would have fainted ! The last old building had been demolished and now it really looks like "La morne plaine" (the dreary plain) as Victor Hugo the poet had described this place ! All the old charm of the site is gone, it looks sad and dull and is now the ideal place for people who want to get depressive !
5. We started the new year in our painting course by celebrating the Epiphany which is called "Fête des rois" in French. The use is to eat a special cake called galette des Rois (puffed pastry generally filled with almond paste), surrounded with a golden paper crown.
We had three to eat, but managed only one. There is always a fève in the cake and the one who gets it becomes Queen.
For the first time in my life I got it, bit on a plastic crown and became queen ! Here I am as "Her majesty" for one day ! We had a lot of fun of course and talked about our year's end festivities.
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