8 Apr 2011

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE


more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1. Weatherwise it's a rollercoaster here for the moment, there is frost in the morning and in the afternoon a T-shirt is too warm. Therefore lots of people have catched a cold.

2. At "After" Acqua Gym tea, we discussed cheap flights ! One had spent a weekend in Barcelona just for a party at friends for a return flight cost of 27 € (39 $) taxes etc. included. For that you can't spend a weekend here at our coast which is only 150 km away, while from Brussels to Barcelona you have 1344 km (835 miles) !

More and more students do it too, and instead of dancing in Brussels, they go to Italy, France or Spain or other destinations, that's cheaper than a going out in Brussels.

3. I too will take this company and fly from Brussels to Marseille where Claudie my "virtual" friend will pick me up, she has invited me for a week ! Isn't that wonderful. She lives near the Côte d'Azur and I am sure the sun will shine ! When we skyped together I was sitting here with a thick pullover and she just wore a little summer dress with strings !

4.


Once again we had a birthday celebration in our painting class so our coffee break was nearly longer than the class itself. We also said good bye for 2 weeks because the Easter holidays will start today.


5. The rest of my time I spent with creating new headers for my blogs and change the color to something more "spring". And for the second time in my life I painted other stuff than my pictures, I did some modern art work by painting our "Bistro" table and seats, which really needed to be refreshed. They were green now they are black and here they are exposed !



Before, drying, and the finished art work !

20 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Gattina, I hope your weather warms up soon, but the trip to Marseilles sounds wonderful (and sunny!) I'm still waiting for you to plan a trip to Kenya! I love your new look furniture. We have just been issued with our outdoor set so Sunday braai (BBQ) will be "formal" this week. Ha-ha. Have a great weekend. Jo

Linens and Royals said...

Your painting class sounds a lot of fun and I like the black "Bistro" set, very smart.

diane b said...

You did a good job with the black paint.I bet the chairs were fiddly. How lucky to be invited for a week at Cote d'Azure. Have fun!

Dee said...

Hi Gattina,
I agree with you that this crazy Spring weather has got to stop. One day it is nice and warm here and the next we are freezing. We are all so ready for warm temperatures. Your upcoming trip sounds lovely. I hope you enjoy lots of sunshine.

Lisa notes... said...

Your weather does sound crazy. I’m hoping we’re settling into a warm pattern for quite awhile now. Those travel bargains sound delightful. I can’t imagine going to such places! You’re so gifted with art projects.

Willow said...

Weather has been especially crazy this year, hasn't it? I'd love to find some inexpensive flights--lucky you! And your patio furniture looks great--minimalist painting :)

Mama Zen said...

I love the way your table and chairs turned out!

claudie said...

Can't wait your visit, now!!! Still a week! I need holiday, you know! Kids are full of energy! Warm weather , spring makes they are so excited!
I hope we 'll have the nice weather we have now! Looks even better than in summer! The temperature are so sweet! You did a great job!!! Black is very class!!!

Loree said...

Marseille!! I am so jealous :) I wish I could come too. Cheap flights are the best thing in the world. I did not realise Brussels was so expensive.

hip-chick said...

your deck looks lovely.

Maribeth said...

I love the bistro set! Very cute. I also love that your painting class seems to be a class also of friends!

Hazel said...

Oh, cheap flights! I totally love them. We're doing a similar style in our part of the world. Partying in Phnom Pehn or diving in Ho Chih Mihn is cheaper than one night at the Hilton in the Thai capital :)

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Sounds like you have a fun trip planned! And your Bistro set looks so nice.

Have a great week!

Jientje said...

I love the chairs, they're better than new! We have been spoiled by all that nice weather, haven't we?

Barbara H. said...

Those flights are such great deals!

How fun to be able to spend some time with an online friend.

Your table and chairs look great!

Susanne said...

I love bistro sets. They make a patio look lovely.

The weather you are having sounds very typical for us in spring. Cold for a few days, beautiful the next and then back to cold. Hopefully you're nice weather will come and stay for good.

Faith said...

oh i'm jealous! We were in Paris for the very first time last Spring Break and I sooo wanted to do Marseilles as well...but...too much money for us and no time...perhaps when both of my girls are out of the house and on their own my hubby and I will get to go back to Europe! lol....loved your list and yay for freshly painted deck furniture!

ellen b. said...

Hi Gattina,
I'm very late in getting around to fave fives this week. Weather has really been crazy. I'm looking for a nice week of sunshine! How fun to get away for some trips and visits. Enjoy. The furniture looks fabulous with it's fresh coat of paint!

hip-chick said...

our weather is crazy too. I just want it to stay warm.

Pamela said...

I enjoy your life. Wanna trade for a few weeks? heh heh