7 Mar 2011


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

I had a nice and quiet weekend, it was cold and windy outside so I prefered to stay home and catch up with my photos and also do some computer work I had neglected, like back ups etc. I still had to do some cleaning in the house because of the painters, as I had been busy to prepare the guest room for last weekend and didn't have any time for the rest. This kept me busy the whole Saturday.

No rude guest this weekend, but Dominique came over for a "Movie Evening". We both love the English Series "Midsommer Murders" and love Inspector Barnaby so we watched one film with "only" 3 murders. At least this series is full of intrigues and very suspensful, without blood flowing in streams.

Mr. G. loves this series too so he watched with us. We had some cake and tea and it was a real nice evening. Sometimes doing a "home cinema" is better than going out when the weather is so awful.

On Sunday it really was a sun day ! Looking out of the window I thought I could go in a T-shirt ! But I had to dig out my thick winter coat, it was only 2 °C (35F) and the wind blow quiet strongly.

Flowers, cheese, vegetables and self knitted cardigans from Peru, not to forget the delicious Belgian wafels

Therefore I did my little walk on the market in Braine more like a jogger, bought a freshly prepared "Tartiflette" for supper which was absolutely delicious and then a friend arrived and together with Dominique we went to the cinema (seems to be my movie weekend) watching a French comedy called "Les Femmes du 6e ├ętage" (The women of the 6th floor) which treated the hard life of Spanish cleaning women working in France in the 60th. The subject was rather sad because there were treated without any respect and had to work for a miserable salary. The story was that a rich Banker fed up of his posh life, moved into the 6th floor into a little box room which could contain just a bed and a bedside table together with the Spanish cleaning women who also lived in these box rooms without running water of course. It was hilarious ! We laughed the whole film long ! That was exactly what I needed to distract me from my worries.

I also bought a beautiful fake sunflower bouquet and put in my room to cheer me up. I haven't gotten flowers for quiet some time and the once I had secretely expected from my last weekends guests I never got.

As a French proverb says, "you are never better served than by yourself"

Tartiflette, Arthur rolling in the sunshine and my beautiful Sunflowers.


Jo said...

Hi Gattina;) Glad you had such a wonderful (and even partly sunny) weekend! I love Inspectore Barnaby : so suave. This comes with age, LOL! And YUM to your Tartiflette.And Arthur soaking up the sun. He and Ginger would do well sunning on my veranda here in Africa! I wish I was nearer you: I'd have sent you flowers last weekend! Ha! Thanks again for sharing your weekend. My link is added. Jo

Linens and Royals said...

I like that French proverb, so true. Enjoy your sunflowers.

Kay L. Davies said...

I had to look up a recipe for "tartiflette" and it sounds good if
(a) I could get that kind of cheese
(b) if I could get creme fraiche
(c) if I leave out the wine.
I didn't do anything this weekend. Dick worked very hard. I had a headache and a back ache. Not much fun. O well, c'est la vie.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gracie said...

I love Barbaby! We have it on tv here on saturday nights, too bad more than often we are out, but I usually tape the episodes....

diane b said...

Glad your weekend was more cheerful than the last, although I can tell you are still suffering from te bad treatment. Bill loves Midsommer Murders I get a bit sick of them... much to Bill's dismay. Love your sunflowers, that is the only way I get flowers too. Glad you had a good laugh at the French movie, they are good at comedies.

Maribeth said...

The Tartiflette, looks wonderful! I would love your recipe. Is it difficult to make?

Loree said...

Tartiflette sounds interesting. So glad you had some sun even if it was cold and windy.

A Lady's Life said...

You always have so much fun and enjoy life to the fullest.
I at the moment have to sit quiet and get things in order at home looking through boxes finding things.
I found my old diary when I was 15 and I can't believe I wrote it.
So many things I forgot and I am such a different person today from who I was back then It was fun to see the transformation