9 May 2011


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of May 7. 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.

On Saturday I went to Brussels center, because I knew that there was quiet a lot of animation going on. I wanted to take the opportunity to exercise with my new little Sony camera, as my old one fell of the car and the screen broke.

First I went to the Grand'Place where a "Scarecrow" Exposition took place. Of course I visited this exposition and will write about it in another post. I tried the "Panorama" mode for the first time, it's not yet perfect, but the result is not too bad either.

Going through the Gallery near the Grand'Place, I saw a very beautiful entrance and thought it was a Nightclub or something like that. At the entrance were two huge acquariums and the light was dim. Believe it or not it was a public Toilet (!!!) When I went in there I saw Madame Wee wee sitting there and asking for 0.50 cents ! What a nice attraction for tourist's natural needs !

On the Grand'Place in Brussel's City hall a marriage was such celebrated so I had a quick look on that too.

Outside the Grand'Place on the Place Sablon a photo shooting was going on, which of course I watched too for a while and also shot some pictures.

Being still a cheerful temporary widow, in the evening I rented a movie which should have been a French commedy with Catherine Deneuve, it was so stupid, that I regretted my good old "Midsummer murders" !

Sunday morning I went to the Waterloo market and bought myself a Thai meal, in order not to cook on Mother's Day.

The afternoon I spent with Ilona and a bottle of Champagne to celebrate Mother's day, she was so happy that her daughter had come to visit her, which was the first time after 8 years ! There was some misunderstanding between them which is settled now. I had got a phone call from my son, he had to represent his little son for the first Mother's Day of his mom in Amsterdam. Secretely I had expected some flowers, but apparently sons are less sensible than daughters because Ilona all she got was an sms from her son ! So I can't complain. We had a very nice Mother's day afternoon in the sun.


Mara said...

So you didn't crash the wedding and invite yourself to the party?

Maribeth said...

I got my Mom a nice shirt. She is quite elderly and infirm and needs clothing that she can get on and off easily. She was so happy. Yes, I think daughters are much better!

diane b said...

Love the panorama shot. You look very relaxed with your drinks in the sun. A nice way to celebrate mothers' day. Are you missing Mr G?

claudie said...

Brüssels is a such beautiful town! The Grand Place looks marvelous!
Sounds you had great time with Ilona!

Kay L. Davies said...

Looks like your new camera is going to be a real treasure.
And I love the picture of you and Ilona.
— K

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

Loree said...

Grand Place is so lovely. I got a wodden cat figure for Mother's day. I think you would like it too. I will try to post a photo of it soon.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

You had such a lovely Mother's Day. Your pictures made me wish we were scheduled for a return visit to Belgium. Someday maybe. I hear your country has set a record in going the longest time without a government. You must have a very good bureaucracy.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh boy, so true. Sons are not like daughters but then again kids are all different today.
We never forgot our parents from day one.
They were always included in everything.
My Mothers Day was wonderful. My boys were very nice to me and made me happy.:)