30 Aug 2008


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Since a year now our city has created a service to help people to learn to use a computer. There are 9 computers available, it doesn't cost anything and there are two teachers, one of them is Mr. Gattino, volentary.

Sometimes he comes home with really funny stories. A young 82 year old man Albert, who is also in my painting group had learned to use Internet and was very proud of it. Of course now he used it all the time to look up things. But he had a problem, he couldn't close the Internet page he had opened and asked Mr. Gattino to have a look and explain to him why it didn't work.

Mr. Gattino looked and had to hold back a laughter, Albert had opened 26 different pages and of course when he closed the first one the second one appeared, etc. etc. They then closed the pages one after the other, Albert was reassured and ready for the next week !

and something to laugh !

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For Fun Monday see below !

29 Aug 2008

I am the host for FUN MONDAY !

I jumped into the cold water and proposed myself for the next FUN MONDAY.

As I am a very curious person, I just want you to show us a picture of your blogging place ! Your room or bed or whatever space(s) or place(s) you have to write your posts.

Please put your link here if you participate !

Participants :

Show & Tell Friday

More participants are here at Kelly's Show and tell Friday

Some of you probably know that on Sunday mornings I go to the Midi market in Brussels. It is a very big one with around 400 stands. It's not that I always buy something, but I love the athmosphere there and I love to walk amongst the tourists from all countries or simply the local people. There are little caf├ęs around where you can drink a glass of beer or coffee or something else. It is nothing special that people have their beer there at 9 in the morning.

So I show you some pictures of the variety of this market, where you can find almost everything.

vegetables, fruits, and spices of course


but also clothes, underwear and shoes

fabric and toys and many other things

Each year in July/August there is a very big fair too ! Here are some pictures I took early in the morning when everybody were still asleep in their mobile homes.

From the market to the fair

This is one of the loudspeakers so everybody can hear the music !
Thousands of people are coming here from all over the country or abroad and enjoy the fair and its typical Belgian specialities.

28 Aug 2008

Thursday Thirteen

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13 funny quotes about men (my apologies to all men who read this !)

1. Men are like...Weather....Nothing can be done to change them

2. The older theory was, marry an older man because they're more mature. But the new theory is men don't mature. Marry a younger one.

3. I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.

4. Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy, fat women.

5. A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.

6. A retired husband is often a wife's full time job.

7. The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby.

8. Men are simple things. They can survive a whole weekend with only three things: beer, boxer shorts and batteries for the remote control.

9. Women need a reason to have sex -- men just need a place.

10. Men are like...Mascara...They usually run at the first sign of emotion.

11. Men are like.....Snowstorms....You never know when they`re coming, how many inches you`ll get or how long it will last.

12. Men are like.....Popcorn...They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

13. Men are like...Parking Spots...All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.

27 Aug 2008


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My cat Arthur with his new hat

a comfy chair I found on Internet

26 Aug 2008


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Priest to hold nun beauty pageant

Internet users will be able to choose their favourite nun from photographs !
An Italian priest says he is organising the world's first beauty pageant for nuns to erase a stereotype of them as being old and dour.
"This contest will be a way to show there isn't just the beauty we see on television but also a more discreet charm," the priest, who lives near the southern city of Naples, told the Corriere della Sera. I doubt that there will be enough candidates in more or less good shape, therefore I suggest to ask some very religious muslim women to participate too. They wear the same outfit and often have beautiful faces !

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Warner 'sues over Puttar movie'

Warner Bros says it wants to protect intellectual property rights
Harry Potter maker Warner Bros is suing an Indian film company over the title of upcoming film Hari Puttar - A Comedy Of Terrors, according to reports.
Hari Puttar, tells the story of a 10-year-old boy who moves to England with his parents and becomes embroiled in a battle over a secret microchip. Maybe Warner Bros is afraid that the Indian movie is better ?? Anyway I like the name Hari Puttar !

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Cattle shown to align north-south

Cattle partake in some directional grazing

Have you ever noticed that herds of grazing animals all face the same way?
Images from Google Earth have confirmed that cattle tend to align their bodies in a north-south direction. I never noticed that ! Now I have to pay attention to see if it is true even with Belgian cows ! And my cats when they are grazing !

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Prince Charles is a drink driver

PRINCE Charles is helping to save the planet – by running his famous Aston Martin on WHITE WINE. The classic gas-guzzler, a DB6 Volante given to the Prince by the Queen to mark his 21st birthday in 1970, has been overhauled to make it more environmentally-friendly.
It now runs on bioethanol extracted from local vineyards’ surplus plonk – at a cost of €1.30 ($ 2) per litre. This man is an example for everybody ! You just need a little bit of money to convert your old car and that's it ! And always take a little more wine so you can have a drink or two or three at the same time ! It's only bad for those who prefer red wine !

25 Aug 2008


Mama Drama wants to know :

What funny trivial fact do you remember that you probably should have forgotten a long time ago?

I don't know if this really answers the question but here is my story which I can never forget !

One day in London I had to pick up my girlfriend from work. It was raining cats and dogs and it was cold. As I had to walk quite a bit I wore a thick winter anorak, leggings and combat shoes which were very fashionable at that time. My look wasn't really elegant.

I was a little early so I thought I would go into a Pub to warm me up and to do some drawings in my little notebook which I always carried with me for this purpose. I looked around, it was a quite elegant area and decided to enter in the next Pub I saw. I opened the door and found myself in the middle of very well dressed men in dark suits, white shirts and ties and women in classical suits very posh and with high heels. They all were holding a glass of beer or cider in their hands and looked at me as if I came right away from the moon !

I didn't care about these scornful looks and made my way through the group to the bar and asked the barman : "A glass of spider please" ! I didn't understand why the guy had suddenly a strange grin in his face and around me the others too and suddenly they all burst out in laughter. I thought somebody had made a joke which I hadn't got, but when the guy handed the glass over to me and said "Here is your glass of spider" I suddenly realized what I had said. So I bursted out in laughter too and it ended up with a very nice hour in this Pub.

One famous Pub but in summertime

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and a glass of "Spider"

24 Aug 2008


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