28 Mar 2011


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of March 26. 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.

Saturday we finished the cleaning of the entrance tiles and were very happy about the result, it looked like new !

towards the garden

towards the street.

Unfortunately not for long, because cat Arthur thought that Mr. G. had created a new litter box for him and had used the bark as soon as the tiles were dry. He didn't care at all if the tiles were clean or not. Result, I had to take a broom and cleaned the entrance again.

In the afternoon we had an unexpected visit from Mr. G's young friend (he has about the same age as our son) and first I didn't recognize him. He had had a double pneumonia and had lost a lot of weight ! He had been so sick that everybody has feared for his life. I was happy to be able to have a long conversation with him about everthing he intends now to change in his life. He had been running around in circles for his work and forgot to live. He is a real nice partner to talk to so I could talk about my worries too. Mr. G. was "busy" with his afternoon nap ! We always say for fun that he is our adopted son. After his visit I felt much better, went into my favorite Indian shop and bought a birthday gift for my friend Ilona. That was the first time since one months that I felt my spring lethargy leaving me and probably is going to somebody else.

The highlight of this weekend was of course the visit on Sunday of Kay my blogfriend from Canada and her husband Dick. They stayed in Brussels and I picked them up at 11 am to drive them through Brussels to see the Atomium.

and here we are, enjoying the sunshine and being together. We also visited the Royal Palace and some other things but I will talk about that tomorrow. Blogging is really a great invention I would never have met them without it.

The day before they had spent with Mara in Amsterdam. I know Mara too as a virtual friend and she gave this adorable cat to Kay as a gift for me. I was really touched that she had thought of me and my cat collection !

Isn't that cute ?

It really was a nice day and I enjoyed it very much. I hope I have showed them a maximum in the short time we had together.


Jo said...

Oh Gattina, how wonderful for you Kay and Dick to meet up. Kay is a dear blogger friend of mine, who always asks after my pets, especially my cats! I was quite jealous! Great invention, blogging. Now all of you can take a flit over to the beautiful East Africa and visit me in Kenya! I'm waiting for you all! Have a great week. Jo

diane b said...

You are so patient with Arthur. I would not have been so. It must have been fun meeting up with the bloggers from canada. I'm glad you have found a sympathetic ear in your young friend.

Linens and Royals said...

Great to meet blogger friends from around the world. A shame Arthur was too busy messing up the garden path to go with you.

Kay L. Davies said...

Thanks again for taking time out of your busy weekend to show us so much of Brussels. We would only have seen a little of it without you.
We both enjoyed meeting you, and all the fun we had in the Sunday traffic as well as the Atomium. What a treat for us.
Please hug the cats for us. You know how we are missing our dog, but we got an e-mail from her this morning for Dick's birthday. She is having four walks a day, and lots of people are coming to visit her.
The train to Paris was lovely, and we both slept as there wasn't much to see at the high speed we were traveling. Getting from Gare du Nord to Gare des Invalides in Paris was much too exciting and exhausting, however. Dick lost some money to a con man who pretended to sell us tickets. As it turned out, the RER trains are covered on our Rail Pass, so Dick is feeling somewhat sheepish about the whole thing.
Butt we got to Invalides and our hotel was not far away, just hard to find, but a lovely young American lady helped us. Some people are wonderful, and others are definitely not!
Hugs from both of us,
Kay and Dick

Maribeth said...

Oh how wonderful to meet a blog friend. That is so much fun!
That little devil, Arthur! LOL!

Loree said...

What a cute cat ornament. That is wonderful that you met a blogging friend. As for Arthur, well, you should have made him sweep the tiles :)

Melli said...

Ahhhh! I begin to get a clue now... spring lethargy... winter doldrums... just what I suspected! I am glad it is leaving... I hope it finds a PIG - and not a person!

claudie said...

Arthur est un coquin!
Mes chats sont restés à la campagne chez ma soeur! Mon Patouf s'est jeté par terre devant moi en ronronnant! Ils me manquent tous mais c mieux comme ça! Ici il y a une route devant la résidence et les gens roulent comme des dingues! Pierre va les voir tous les jours et moi trois fois par semaine! Vivement que la maison soit construite!