7 Feb 2011


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of February 5th. 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.

The weekend started very nicely because I went to the movies together with two friends and her son, to watch the latest French comedy "Rien à déclarer" (Nothing to declare) which already had an enormous success since the movie came out last week. The cinema was packed and we laughed the whole film long !

In fact it was not a stupid comedy it went much farer and was very subtile concerning racism. It was the story of a Belgian customs officer who hated the Frenchs with all his heart. The film played at the time when there was still a border between France and Belgium and which had been abolished because of the European Union.

The funniest thing was that part of the film was done a couple of streets farer from were I live. I remember last year I had seen a stop sign saying that a film was made in this street, but thought it was a publicity for the city. Of course I went there today to have a look and find out in which house the Belgian officer "lived". But I didn't remember exactly, they all look so very much the same. (on the picture, the left officer is the Belgian and the right the French)

Besides this little walk, I couldn't go much outside. I went to the market in Braine l'Alleud which is the next little town after Waterloo and bought some apples and two collars for my cats. It was so windy almost stormy that my beret which usually is like nailed on my head was blown away and I had to run after it. Some people were really amused and laughed when they saw me running behind my red beret rolling fast on the street.

As on Monday we expect a painter who will paint all rooms and doors in our house, I already started to take off my cats and other decorations.

This is the first cat pile.

My neighbor came also over for a cup of coffee, tomorrow I have to drive her again to the hospital for her eye treatment.


Jo said...

Imagine that Gattina, a popolar movie made near you! Which two cats got collars? I phone Albie (Shadow's landlady at the Pet Hotel back home) and asked her to remove Shadow's collar, but she'd already done it! She's a lovely carer for our little lad which we hope can return with us to EA after March. Have a great week, with all the painting! (((hugs)))Jo

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I also have to get people in to paint the house.
I embroidered the blocks I knitted and still have a lot more to do.
It was a quiet day. Made some stuffed tomatoes and eggplants for my husband.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Marvelous. I love comedies, but they are so rare nowadays. It's difficult to make something really funny obviously. How fun that it was filmed nearby!

We nearly ended up in a film too a couple of years ago, a Swedish detective roman trilogi they've made film of. The scenes are played around different places at our summer island and one day when we went to buy Champagne (:-P) they filmed inside the liquor store and demanded all customers to hide in the back of the store while they did shoot the scene! I was a bit afraid first that we would end up as "background people".... *giggles*

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Oh, and the weekend? Spent on another Swedish detective film, hubbys nephews daughters 4 years birthday party, cooking meals and speaking on phone. Nothing exciting with other words!

claudie said...

For sure we 'll see this film very soon!!! After the chties we can't miss the new one of D Boom!!!!
I didn't participe to the meme as we are waiting about the last administrativ paper for the selling!!! I have to phone this afternoon to the office wich have to deliver the last attestation about the "assainissement"!!! Nous n'avons pas le tout à l'égout à la campagne et donc depuis le 1er janvier une nouvelle lois est passée et nous devons fournir une attestation de l'état de notre fosse sceptique! On attend le bon vouloir d'un fonctionnaire pour une signature et un tampon!!!
C'est ça qui nous gâche la vie en France: la paperasse et la facilité de faire difficile quand tout pourrait être simple! Enfin!!! Si la Belgique passait du côté français je te dis pas comme elle s'en mordrait les doigts!!! hi! hi!

Auntie E said...

Oh I love that you had a film on the street close to yours. What a hoot to see the movie also. It looks like it was Movie weekend. Oh the Joy of Painting. Hope the smell isn't bad. Now you should have got a photo of chasing that Red hat.lol.

Gracie said...

The most important thing we did, was signing the contract with the dealer to buy our new bike! I can't wait for the next two weeks to pass and go and get it! I'm already dreaming of our future bike trips....

Maribeth said...

All my activities centered around snow, snow and more snow!

Loree said...

I don't know why people have to laugh when they see someone's hat or beret fly off. I hate it whenn it happens because I love to wear hats.

Pamela said...

I would like to see you chase your beret.
I would also love to have someone come and paint my house.