13 Dec 2010
WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?
Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of December 11. 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.
As the weather was ideal to catch a cold, humid, chilly and with some raindrops falling on my head, I thought I will have a look on the Christmas decorations of the two Galleries we have in Waterloo. There is the old one, called "Gallerie Wellington" and the new one called " New Gallery" which is very original indeed.
I don't know if I am spoiled now after 3 years of Christmas decoration reports, but I found the decorations rather poor.
The old Gallery was decorated in red
while the new one just on the other side of the street was decorated in an elegant silver look !
I took some pictures for "My World" and went home without buying anything.
I also went to the Waterloo Christmas market, which was rather a "Christmas tent" not a lot to see either, at least nothing of interest to me,
But there was hot chocolate melted in front of your eyes which were served in little cups to be licked out and of course the traditional hot wine.
The afternoon I spent with Dominique we always have a lot to chat, while Mr. G. was watching an action movie on TV. I think I have action enough in my life and anyway I don't like these kind of films.
Sunday wasn't better but eventually I went to the Waterloo market, just to get some fresh air, and came back with eggs from a farmer. On the way back I stopped at the Indian shop, the 4 weeks before Christmas the shops are open on Sundays so lots of people were shopping, just because it was a Sunday and of course all shops were full !
This shop is just unbelievable, it doesn't look like a shop at all, it's just as if you enter in an Indian palace. Another world. It is a shop who sells only things made in an Indian village and all the money collected goes to them to help the people. I think this is a very good idea. Lots of people were there to do their Christmas shopping.
Late afternoon my neighbor Vivi whom I know since 35 years, came for the 3rd advent, so we lighted the 3rd candle, had tea and the traditional Italian Christmas cake. Unfortunately her 94 year old boyfriend had a cold and had to stay home.
and while we had our Panettone and the German Christmasstollen, we listened to the latest news of our street reported by Vivi ! She is the best local newspaper !