6 Dec 2010


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of December 4. You never know if you need an alibi ! If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

Because of the very cold weather on Saturday and a lot of snow I couldn't put my nose outside, the street was icy because the truck with the salt had forgotten to come to our little street. So it was quiet dangerous to drive if it wasn't really necessary. On top of that were lots of people doing their last Santa Claus shopping and the shops were full. In Belgium Santa Claus is very much celebrated in the Flemish part even more than Christmas and the children get their gifts from Santa Claus.

Therefore I stayed home and felt in prison.

That's what I saw when looking out of the windows on Saturday !

The day I was occupied with finishing the Christmas decoration and taking pictures of the ornaments. I also took pictures of my cats for the cat blog and that was it.

I also did some collages like here with all my angels

the table decorations

and the other little figures

So next year before I buy anything, I first look at my collages to see what I have ! Because in one year I always forget. This year we won't have a Christmas tree that's why I put some ornaments in the plants, we will celebrate Christmas in Amsterdam for the first time with our little Grandson.

The crèche and the open fire which always comes on purpose when it is so cold outside. It also creates such a cosy feeling.

Sunday was very much the same, it snowed but the temperature rose and the streets became even more slippery. I tried to create a nice Christmas card, which took me quiet some time. I also had such romantic things to do like the laundry and some other household scores.

Our street on Sunday morning, the snow is melting and it rains.

In the evening Dominique came and brought lots of desserts, which had been left from her mother's Santa Claus celebration, she had invited all her 6 children with children and great grandchildren, together they were 63 people ! When I think of my poorly family of just 4 and not even a half.

We watched a very funny classical French Christmas movie "Le père Noël est une ordure" (Father Christmas is a scum). I had seen it already many times, but it still makes me laugh. It's a classic movie but Dominique had never seen it and she had a lot of fun.


A Lady's Life said...

you surely made some nice collages and put out some nice decorations.
I also put a tree outside, made the meals.did some shopping, and on tv they had such nice family movies we watched and got into the Christmas mood.
My husband fixed an electric heater and I still need to fix my Dads old lamp.It still needs parts.More house cleaning needs to be done before putting out any more decorations

Jo said...

Beautiful collages and good idea to have this on record for next year, Gattina! Clever girl. I love all your displays and the cosy fire. Don't envy you the cold outside though. I cannot imagine it sitting here in shorts and tee shirt with the sun pouring through the window. I think I'll take a photo and send it to you to warm you up with some natural Africa sun. Have a great week, (((hugs))) Jo

Maribeth said...

Oh how I wish we had some snow! It looks like we may have a "green" Christmas this year! Booooo! I so love a white Christmas!

Gracie said...

How beautiful those angels are, I like them too in my home.

jabblog said...

You had a busy weekend even without going out. It's good to know you have a record of what you've done to refer to next year!!

Auntie E said...

Oh I like the snow.. I would have snuggled up and watch a movie with some Hot chocolate or Gluwine.
Like your home collage looks, I love the angels. So many times I have brought things I already had. I guess we tend to gravitate to the same things,lol.
When we lived in Germany, Santa came on the 6 December also. However, now here in the USA we are back to the 25th.
My daughter will be celebrating Santa visit today in German class.I had to chuckle when she told me about it yesterday, remembering days gone by.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Ugh! As much snow as over here... Yikes... Just saw a news report of the sharks in Egypt and still thought that I'd like to switch places! *giggles*

Really nice xmas deco. We haven't done our yet, things came in between.

Kim said...

Making the collages was a brilliant idea! Love all your angel ornaments and pretty Christmas decorations. How wonderful to get to spend the holiday with your grandson! Merry Christmas!

Ginger said...

Wow. Everything looks so beautiful and it so meet to meet someone from Belgium. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Angie said...

How beautiful! I, too, took pictures of my decorations last year and when I came across them this year thought how easy it will be to put everything up this year since I have a photo memory.

Thanks for sharing. Stay warm!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

My goodness, those are lovely! You are quite the photographer/decorator. Thanks for sharing.