29 Apr 2011


more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1. I finally managed to give a mini birthday party for Mr. G's 70th birthday. On his birthday 3 weeks ago, I was sick and when I came back from France for Easter, he was sick. This was then on Easter Monday where our best friends and neighbors came over for a glass of Champagne. It was the first day he felt a little better.

He was very happy with a new Ferrari for his collection and the Tiramisu Dominique had prepared for him.

She even managed to make a 70 with the candles !

2. Two days before I left France my camera fell out of Claudie's car when I opened the door of and the screen was broken.

It was quiet new only 3 years old and had been working so good. I was really sad. It had accompagnied me through Turkey, Morocco and Egypt, the UK and all other excursions I did and now I had to say good bye.


As soon as the shops were open again after Easter I bought a new one, nearly the same, with a little more capacity and options, even smaller as my previous already small one, and very handy, ideal for my paparazzi purposes. Now I have to get used to the new one. Fortunately I had a spare camera so I could continue to take pictures, while I was on holidays, but they are not so good of course.

4. I was very busy with all the photos I had taken in Southern France to sort them out and put them into folders, and after 2 weeks of school holidays my painting class started again, but I have to admit that we didn't paint very much because we had too much to chat about our 2 weeks holidays.


and today I will be here, watching THE wedding on TV, the report is starting at 9 am our time which is 8 am in London.


A Lady's Life said...

That was funny These kids sure did a nice job Modern Prince and Princess a breath of fresh air.


Willow said...

Happy Birthday Mr. G--celebrating with champagne would make me feel better too! That Royal Wedding video was pretty funny!

Maribeth said...

I've been up since 4 AM watching the BBC. I love her gown. It is so beautiful, without being too much!

Gracie said...

Happy belated birthday to your husband!

ellen b. said...

I'm so glad Mr. G. finally felt good enough for a celebration! Happy belated birthday to him! I've seen that video and it really is funny! Can hardly wait to see Kate's gown.
Happy Day to you!

Penny said...

I'm having a wonderful time visiting the meme posts this week. Thank you for sharing yours.

My family just bought me a new camera for an early Mother's Day gift - a little Canon PowerShot. I have so much to learn, compared to my last one, but I'm attached to it, already. I plan to stop back and see pics posted, taken with your little acquisition. =)

Continued blessings to you and yours,


Kay L. Davies said...

Lots of news in this post, Gattina. Hardly know what to say.
So glad Mr. G is feeling better (and you, too — I didn't realize you'd been sick).
Your new camera looks cute. I'm sure you'll be doing well with it in no time. And I didn't see any loss of quality with your spare camera in the South of France, either!
— K

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

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Vlado&Toni said...

oh so sorry about the old camera,yes that camera did a really good job.. hopefully the new one will be even better!

belated happy birthday to mr. g! glad to know he became healthy to at least drink a glass of champagne..

nope i was not able to go to brussels last year - that photo on my blog was i think 5 or 6 years ago. i might go this year with my mom visiting from asia but probably just driving through and

Loree said...

Sorry to hear about your camera but it's a good excuse to get a new one. Hope Mr G is feeling better now.

Dee said...

I hope you enjoy your new camera. There's always a "breaking-in" period when you have to relearn the equipment but I'll bet you will be pleased with it. You are lucky that you were able to view the wedding at such a normal hour. Over here, the coverage started at 4 a.m. I slept through it, unfortunately.

eileeninmd said...

happy belated Birthday to Mr. G. I enjoyed your post and photos. I watched the wedding on my computer, everything looked beautiful.

Faith said...

loved the video! happy birthday to your hubby and sounds like you had quite the week! cute little camera!!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

How nice! I'm very quick to add a toast with champagne for his belated birthday :-P

I love the Ferrari, red and all! Mr L want a 1957 Corvette Stingray, red and white, but for real. We bought a tiny one in the toy store at our summer island last year. He has to be satisfied with that one for now. *giggles*

Oh no, your camera! Such a bad luck. I hope the new one is better at least then.