19 Jun 2010

FUN MONDAY - who is next ?


Fortunately this didn't happen. Melli from "Insanity Prevails" saved "Fun Monday" in extremis and will be our next host !!


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For my photo themes or memes I go photo hunting. Sometimes the hunt is successful sometimes the result is not at all as what I had expected.

I was looking for some photos to present for "Weekend Reflections" and I found a puddle with reflecting trees. When I bent over the puddle to take the picture, I pushed on the button of my camera

and got this result. I swear I didn't have an "accident" !

On this balcony a very cute black cat was sitting. I took the picture and ... the cat had disappeared behind the flower pot. At least I suppose so !

Yes, sometimes you can get quiet some surprises !

18 Jun 2010

SHOW & TELL - Friday

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When I go to a very warm country, instead of wearing a hat or a cap, I learned to wear a scarf. I learned it from Egyptian and Moroccan Berbers living in the desert. It protects you from sand and wind and in the city also from dust.

Meanwhile I own 3, here presented by my model Arthur. As he was modelling while sleeping, I didn't have to pay.

and you see how it has to be twisted around your head and knotted or just fixed in the neck.

It is much nicer to wear and even if it's very windy it stays on your head and you don't have to run behind a cap or a hat.

It also serves against the sun in the swimming pool and to pose for nice pictures in front of historical buildings. (In this case it wasn't fixed).

17 Jun 2010


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A few days ago we were talking about "black humor". Some people just can't understand . This gave me the idea of presenting you

13. Quotes of Black Humor

1. If we do happen to step on a mine, Sir, what do we do?
Normal procedure, Lieutenant, is to jump 200 feet in the air and scatter oneself over a wide area.

2. The world looks as if it has been left in the custody of trolls (that rather counts for Belgium)

3. Life is a sexually transmitted disease, and it's 100% fatal.

4. That's the remarkable thing about life. No matter how bad it gets it can always get worse.

5. Don't close your eyes for the crash; you'll miss the best part

6. If you can't lower heaven, raise hell

7. Order is for idiots, genius can handle chaos

8. The question is not if you are paranoid, it is if you are paranoid enough

9. A nuclear war can ruin your whole day.

10. Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.

11. Death is the greatest kick of all. That's why they save it for last.

12. If a tree falls in the forest on a mine, does anyone care ?

13. In an atomic war, all men will be cremated equal.

16 Jun 2010


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Transport of goods in a souq in Morocco

15 Jun 2010

MY WORLD - Waterloo Artists Exposition

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On sunday the city had organized an "Artist Market", for the Waterloo artists. Along the wall at the station each artist who wanted to participate got a space with a table and could hang up their paintings at the grid on the wall. The condition was to paint one blue bird in a limited time, from 10 am til 4 pm, which was quiet a challenge for those who used oil because it lasts days to dry. But we all made it and had a lot of fun.

This was the poster hanging all over the city and surroundings

Mr. G. took pictures of me while I was hanging up my "master pieces"

the young girl was my neighbor and there were around 30 artists exposing

I found this bird beautiful and he made it in such a short time it was amazing

The sculpture came out very nicely too. In the back you can see the police and an ambulance, a man was so drunken that he zig zagged for a while on the street and then just collapsed. So it really hasn't been boring !

strange little figurines

a tired dog (and he didn't even paint)

The local TV came and asked me for an interview. So I will be on TV tomorrow, what an honor, I feel like a "star" !

we also had some music

children made little birds

Lots of visitors during the whole day

I am "working" and even sold the yellow cat on the right behind me

and my finished "Blue Bird". In October all Birds will be exposed in Waterloo.

It had been a wonderful day and I met lots of people I hadn't seen for ages !

14 Jun 2010


I have the pleasure to be your host (again). I just came back from a round trip through Morocco where I had to pay in Dirhams which gave me the idea to ask you to show your wallet and a picture of the banknotes and coins you use in your countries.

Mr. Arthur has the (sleeping) honor to present you my rather boring black wallet. I had a nice red one but a pickpocket had liked it too and stole it from my purse while I was in a packed up train.

Here it is open (Arthur doesn't care). On the top right a pictures of my different darlings and below the pink thing is the Belgian driver licence, which is still very old fashioned. I wonder when we will get it in form of a credit card !

I only had 55 € cash, which was already a lot, because usually I pay everything with my bank card. That's why I had to google for Euro banknote and coins pictures.

The Euro is very new to the poor citizens of Europe, they had to forget their local money since 1 January 2002 when new coins and banknotes entered circulation. Belgian Francs, Deutsche Mark, French Francs, Italian Lira etc, disappeared from one day to the other. Lots of mostly elderly people still calculate in their local currency. It's not so easy to give up what you have known all your life.

For tourists of course visiting Europe is very easy now, because they don't have to change into X different currencies ! Only the UK keeps on his pounds and a few Scandinavian countries to their local currency, don't ask me why, because it's far easier if we all have the same money. And anyway everything is expensive, if you pay now in $, or whatever currency.


Who wants to host Fun Monday next week ?

13 Jun 2010


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When we visited Chellah a necropolis and complex of ancient and medieval ruins near Rabat in Morocco there were two Ladies turning around the female tourists.

first an overlook who could be a "victim" ?

maybe a little further ..

here we are

My friend agrees to a "one week" lasting tattoo

first the money of course

then a big smile

the work

and the result !

My friend discretely washed it off when the ladies had disappeared, she really didn't like this sh... like color !

But a little girl was very proud of the result !