20 May 2011


more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1. After our acqua gym I went with Dominique to a restaurant or rather a Pub, called "La Pomme" (The Apple) where I hadn't been since at least 5 year or more.

The decoration was still the same, but the food had very much improved and we really enjoyed our warm salads. I had a "Salade Paysanne" and Dominique goat cheese salad with honey. The portions were unusually big for Belgium, I think the restaurant had to adapt its portions to the fact that they have a lot of English and American employees who are working just in front in the Industrial zone, and I know that in these countries the food served is a lot more than in Belgium or France.

2. On my way back from shopping I stopped at Chantal's for a cup of tea

and while we chatted her two dogs were listening and apparently we had such nice subjects to discuss if you look at the dogs. Her youngest son was there too, after having studied Chinese, he now switched over to Japonese ! Not because of a girlfriend, she is French !

4. With this early warm weather our garden changed into a jungle and I had to call the gardener to cut all these bushes and hedges ! In the past Mr. G. did it, but as we are not getting younger, he can't do it anymore and I am only a weak woman.

He cut and cut and then had to put all the twigs and leaves in his little truck, poor man worked from 10 am til 4.30 pm !

5. Now that the entrance and the backyard looked clean of course I had to buy some flowers and put them in the pots

which I did and now it all looks clean and nice. I was quiet proud of the result and astonished that I wasn't too tired after all this physical work ! Of course I was supervised by my cats !


Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Hi- I'm now following your very lovely blogs and hope you will follow mine as well.

Regards, Mari


Maribeth said...

I think it is good you have the cats looking after you while you work. The salads look lovely!

Kay L. Davies said...

Hmm. You're making me hungry, and making me feel guilty about our back yard, at the same time!
Enjoyed this post very much, my friend, especially the dogs and cats.
— K

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

Lisa notes... said...

La Pomme looks like a beautiful and tasty place. Love the pictures of the dogs. Ha. Makes me smile. Glad you got some flowers out. Always a lovely touch. Have a great weekend.

Kat said...

I've been away for some time now Gattina but I'm back and am following your blog again! Sounds like fun, the gardening.

Carrie said...

I LOVE the looks of that pub. It looks like a great place to eat.

And your backyard looks lovely. Hope you find adequate time to enjoy it this weekend!

Happy FFF!

Beth said...

It seems the more I do in my yard the more I find to do! Have a nice weekend

Barbara H. said...

The yard looks really great!

A Lady's Life said...

Spring and splendor!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I love that picture of the dog! And I always love cats! I'm glad you had some nice visits and good food. The landscaping looks fabulous!

ellen b said...

Your yard really looks great and those red flowers really pop nicely! Enjoy. I'm glad you got weather that made everything grow. Enjoy...

Linens and Royals said...

If Rosie approves your work in the garden it must look good.
Your food looks deliceous.

Willow said...

Your garden looks lovely now. I can see how hard you worked on those pots. Fortunately you had such willing supervisors.

Love Bears All Things said...

Great list of blessings,
Mama Bear

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Your backyard looks great!

susan said...

it is true that serving sizes are much bigger in the us than in europe. whenever i eat out, i try to make sure i take half of it home. we really don't need to eat all that for one meal.

i can't imagine learning chinese or japanese - they seem very difficult. i'm 53 and still working on learning spanish.

you may be "only a weak woman," but you did a lovely job potting th flowers. lol

i hope you have a nice weekend of enjoying your spruced up garden.

Susanne said...

It's interesting, I was just talking with someone from England and we were talking about the difference in portion sizes between America and Europe.

Those dogs on the couch cracked me up especially the one stretched out. That is one long dog.

Love the red of the flowers. I wanted to plant this weekend but it's raining so it will have to wait.