25 Oct 2008


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Last Sunday the sun was shining as if payed for and it was quite warm for the season. An exceptional weather for Belgium. I decided to go to the Ardennes, the Belgian "mountains", to take some pictures of an historical site..

Enjoying the sunshine we walked on the old roman site, where we could admire a roman farm from 200 after JC ! The cows we saw weren't quite that old and what they had left on the grass was even very fresh. I noticed that when I stepped in a very nice hill of cow poop. Hopping on one leg, I tried to clean my shoe, but my balance apparently wasn't the same as it used to be in the past, because I found myself suddenly sitting in the grass. The pleasures of land life !

First thing I did when we stopped in a Café was going to the restroom to clean up myself a little. Besides the sink was a little white cabinet, which seemed very easy to put my handbag on. That's what I did. To my surprise my handbag disappeared inside and the upper side of the cabinet had drifted apart. It wasn't a cabinet but a white bin ! I fished for my purse between used paper towles and tissues and finally pulled it out. Now I had to clean myself plus the purse. When I finally came out of the restroom my friend thought that I had fallen in the toilet.

We sat down outside in the sunshine and had a nice local beer. There were a lot of people who had had the same idea and the café was full. It was very pleasant to sit there and enjoy the sunshine. When I returned home, I had forgotten my misfortunes with the cow poop and the cabinet and was quite happy with my day. Until the next morning where I realized that I had left my camera on the table of the café.

Moral of the story some days even when the sun is shining it's better to stay in bed or at least at home !

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Puss-in-Boots said...

So...did you go back and find your camera? Just as well, when you fell over, you didn't sit in the cow pat!

Yes, I think that was a day to stay in bed...it happens sometimes.

Anonymous said...

oh no! alle gute Dinge sind drei :)i hope you can get the camera back from the lost and found?? if there is such a thing in belgium? i know we have that here in franffurt somewhere ..although i am glad i haven't used their services yet :) i don't intend to. but one time i left my purse and camera in crete.. we were probably drinking a lot :( the good news is we got it back again and the staff were just laughing at us (bloody tourists!)

Anonymous said...

Ha! Ha! It makes me think to our summers in Alpen when we walk near the cows! I knew the cow past!!!! Sad for your camera wich is so important for a blog's reporter! Je suis en vacances!!! Hourra!

maryt/theteach said...

Gattina, I have a couple of awards for you for a very special reason! Come get them! :)

Grandma Faith said...

I could not help but laugh at your misfortune. I,m sorry about your camera, but the thought of you sitting in the field with cow poop on your foot is hysterical. The happy cow graphic at the bottom is very cute. Love, Faith

Melli said...

Ohhhh nO! Did you go back? Did you get it back? How awful! Oh I would have been so upset! My camera... oh my!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious... My sentiments exactly.

Brandy said...

Oh what a funny saturday post, sounds like an all around good time though, great memories too lol.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, and here I was thinking it was going to be a lovely story about the countryside and old buildings. We don't know what "old" is here in Australia, being such a young country and all. :) I'm sure it'll be something you can look back and laugh about though.

Pamela said...

how unfortunate for you to lose your camera.
My friend found a camera on the beach on the Straits of Juan de fuca (between US & Canada)
she looked at the photos and recognized one of the faces. It was someone she had gone to School with near Seattle 30 years before. She found the womans parents still lived in their home.. contacted them, and got the womans phone number. The camera belonged to her niece who had visited the area from California. Such a small world. Maybe the same thing will happen to your camera!