8 Mar 2008


I wrote this yesterday and apparently nobody had time ! Finally it comes on purpose because the post I had prepared to publish today has just disappeared ! It hadn't been saved by Blogger ! and not only on this Blog but also on my Photo blog where I had prepared a post for the ROUND ROBIN photo challenges. Nice surprise for a Sunday morning ! There must have been a problem yesterday because I couldn't open some other blogs either. Did you also have troubles ?

Today is Photo Hunter day and nobody has time to read long posts about my emotional feelings or happenings in my life. And as usual when one is short of inspiration there is always something on the net to find out about yourself.

I wanted to know if I have to follow a blog rehabilitation program but I see it is not yet necessary. What about you ??

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And this are very good news for my heirs, at least I leave them something !

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7 Mar 2008


To continue my show and tells I have some other cat figures out of my cat collection.

This one here is very special. I found it on the Chrismas market in Waterloo. It is made out of pasta. If you look right you will recognize different pasta forms. For example the wings are made out of "farfalle" (butterfly form), the body of a macaroni, and the arms also in a small noodle form. The whole angel then had been painted in gold.

This little cat I got from a friend to hang it out in the garden

Mr. Gattino offered me this cute ceramic cat family for a birthday and the candles I once found in a shop.



If you could be any current celebrity for one whole week, who would you want to be?
But I don't want ! I am a celebrity I mean in my surroundings. So I better stay myself instead of ending up like poor Britney Spears !


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you enjoy talking on the phone?
Scale 1 ! I don't enjoy important conversations on the phone ! How could I enjoy the fact that my neighbour has a new hat with flowers on or Mrs. Smith a new car when I talk about that to my best friend on the phone ??


Name a charitable organization to which you have donated (or would like to). Can't reveal it it's a secret.

Main Course

What is a food you like so much you could eat it every single day for a month?
I don't know who invented this question but I don't like any food that I could eat every single day ! I like variations !


Have you or anyone in your family had the flu this year?
I don't know, they are all dead

5 Mar 2008


13 Translations into English (I hope I did better in the past !)

1. Bathroom light operates with motion sensor. Turns off approx. 15 minutes after last registered motion.

2. Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance:
- English well talking.
- Here speeching American.

3. In a brochure of a car rental firm in Tokyo:
When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor.

4. In the office of a Roman doctor:
Specialist in women and other diseases.

5. In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:
Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

6. In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:
We take your bags and send them in all directions.

7. In a Bangkok temple:
It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.

8. In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency:
Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we guarantee no miscarriages.

9. In a Rome laundry:
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.

10. In a Zurich hotel:
Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.

11. In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.

12. In a Rhodes tailor shop:
Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.

13. In a hotel in Athens:
Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. daily.


Thirty years ago :

and now :

4 Mar 2008


There are no big news this week except that poor Harry had to return from Afghanistan, where he enjoyed exciting holidays. But even the QUEEN had to admit that he put his fellows in danger. Poor Harry is not allowed to do what he wants because of the Paparazzi who want to feed us with news.

The Queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh made a tour through a shopping center and supermarket near their residence the Windsor Castle. As she doesn't push a caddie on this picture I wonder who carries her shoppings ? Philip perhaps ??

Doesn't it look cute ?? But still a real baby is softer

A university in Devon is preparing to find out if a baby robot can be taught to talk. Staff at the University of Plymouth will work with a 1m-high (3ft) humanoid baby robot called iCub. OK but why do they have to find out ? Can't anybody of these scientists speak baby language ? They must have entered the world as adults.

A new skyscraper in Dubai was named after Michael Schumacher. Is he working there now ??

If you visit Naples (South Italy) don't miss to buy the new map of the city which indicates the places where people were murdered by the local Mafia called Camorra, That's interesting ! I wonder if there are still blood stains !

3 Mar 2008


Janet from the Planet (of Janet) wants us to make a movie of our life story, because Hollywood has called us. We should write the brief synopsis of this. Who would play us, etc ?

I thought of my youth and wrote the script. The added pictures are the locations I choose for the movie, based on real pictures from the past. Please excuse the bad quality, but it should simply give an idea.

Script Overview

Director: Steven Gamemountain
Writer : Stephanie Queen (aka Gattina)
Release Date: (spring 2009)
Plot Outline:
A small town is run by the Mafia. A young girl doesn't know and arrives there during her holidays.

While she sits in the rocks and looks over the beautiful rocky mountains around her, she is kidnapped

She is carried to this old town without electricity and water

and has to wait here until

the Mafia wives arrived and surrounded her.

She was put together with two other girls on this old horsecarriage watched by the wive's sons and brought deep in the mountains. Another gang attacked them and bullets were whistling around there heads. Some people were killed on both sides. (please foresee enough ketchup)

Finally they arrived far up in the mountains were it was safer and the girl had to watch over the cows. She also had to learn how to milk a cow and how to behave as a good woman. The Mafia wives watched over everything.

After a lot of adventures (too long to explain) she finally met the Godfather's son. It was love on the first sight.

They married and lived happily together.

Genre : Thriller

The finished story is on this CD which I will submit to the Holliwood movie producers. There is only one question open and I therefore ask your help :

Which actress should play my role and the role of the Godfather's son ? Please write your suggestions.

This scenario is based on a untrue story.



One thing is nice when you are part of the third youth ! You can look back and tell yourself if you have got what you wanted in your life. In my case I have to say yes almost, and just now I am unable to say what I want right now, besides such unimportant things like a cup of coffee.

The word for Manic Monday this week is so easy that it becomes difficult. What could I write about "want" if I don't want anything ? About the criminal on the run of whom you see the famous "Wanted" poster ? Or because I am not in want of anything or did cease to want sommething ? I don't have an actual want and don't suffer no want ? It could go on endlessly.

So the only thing I want right now is to see what other Manic Monday people want !

And this is if you want to laugh :

2 Mar 2008


Since Waterloo has become the "Bel Air" of Brussels and I am the Princess living here, the amount of burglaries has increased tremendously and with the open borders of the Eastern Countries especially Roumanian gangs are operating here together with Russians.

Mr. Gattino's friend Jacky owns one of the most luxury jewelery shops in Belgium and counts Sheik wives from Arabian countries or princesses from Saudia Arabia amongst his clientèle. His shop is located on the main street in Waterloo's city center.

On Friday his wive returned home earlier for whatever reason and while she opened the garage door with her remote control, her car door was opened, she was pulled out by two masked men thrown to the floor and handcuffed. Even the best alarm doesn't help if burglers are waiting for your return to open the house !

Of course they stole her jewlery and she was lucky that they didn't cut her fingers off. When Jacky arrived, found the garage open and the open car door, he was quite surprised. Even more when he found her on the floor. He immediately called the police who arrived very quickly but couldn't open the handcuffs because they didn't have the right key ! They called the fire department who arrived with tongs to cut her free from the handcuffs. You can imagine what happened on the street this was Crime TV in life !

Friday very early morning the phone was ringing. It was very unusual and I wondered who it was. Then I heard Mr. Gattino saying "yes of course", "yes, I will be there". What had happened ? Jacky had asked Mr.Gattino to act as body guard for his daughter who kept the jewelery shop this afternoon, while Jacky had to drive his wife to a psychologist as she was so much under shock.

I don't know if he did it on purpose or by accident, but Mr. Gattino dressed all in black ! Black pants, black shirt, black jacket. He really looked like a body guard only the dark glasses were missing ! I had to laugh when I saw him going. Mr. Gattino had done so many unusual things in his life (like writing letters for illiterate Italian workers) so that the fact to be now a body guard was quite normal to me.

a real and my private Body guard

He spend then the whole afternoon sitting behind the desk of Jacky's office with one eye on the alarm button connected to the police and watched the women who stepped in, to look at rings, necklaces or bracelets. He told me that there were wonderful pieces, apparantly Jacky also creates them himself and that's probably why he is so successful.

To his disappointment nothing happened, not even a saudi arabian princess with two body guards stepped in (that had happened before Christmas) to buy rings and bracelets for an amount of 500.000 € (!!) for her female family members as a Christmas gift. That's probably why the petrol prices increase.