13 Apr 2012


more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.


On Easter monday, after Toby's breakfast we drove home in a rather bad weather, it rained and rained nearly the whole way from Amsterdam to Brussels. I had taken the above pictures of Toby before we left and had noticed that his first walking shoes have the brand mark "Gattino", which I found quiet funny. When we came home we were exhausted, and didn't do anything but unpacking and watching TV.


The next day I had a lot to do with sorting out the pictures I had taken and that took me almost the whole day. I had also done a little video about grandson Toby searching his Easter eggs which if you want you can see here

Anyway it was cold and grey and I had no desire to put my nose outside.

3. As I had lost my camera's spare battery I finally went to a big store which sells everything from household appliences, TVs, Computers and cameras plus accessoires, DVDs CDs etc. The young salesmen looked suspiciously at me, strolling through the Computer and Camera department instead as a brave housewife through the household stuff ! I finally found my battery and also bought a card reader as my old one didn't work very well anymore. And to make myself a pleasure I bought a wireless mouse ! I was fed up when travelling the cable was always in my way and I just can't use the notebook without mouse.

4. Some of my blog friends had told me that I had to absolutely see the film "Indian Palace" which I did together with two friends. It was hilarious and one of the best comedies I have seen ! So touching and still so plenty of humor.

If you want to see an extray of the film it's here

We lauged so much that our bellies hurt. After the film we went to a Pub and had a Kentucky salad and much fun.

5. We had celebrated Mr. G's birthday already in advance in Amsterdam but today at the right date we celebrated again. I invited Dominique our friend and neighbr, ordered 3 Sushi menus, which were delicous.Cat Pookie sat also at the table but behaved well.

Doesn't it look wonderful ? We enjoyed our meal very much.

I had bought two commedies to watch after supper and we watched one the very good French comedy "Nothing to declare" which Dominique and I had already seen in the Cinema, but Mr. G. never. He laughed the whole film through. The story happens on 1 January 1993, when two customs officers, one Belgian and the other French, learn of the future closure of their small customs post because of the European Union.

Both a hereditary francophobe and an over-zealous Belgian customs officer, are forced to create the first Franco-Belgian mobile squad. This movie had such a success that in 8 weeks this film reached over 8 millions spectators.

We had spent a nice evening.


Mar said...

"Gattino" shoes for little Toby, isn't that simply sweet?? :D

Happy belated bday to Mr G, the meal looks delicious (love sushi!)

I will have to look for that Indian Summer, thanks for the tips and happy Friday.
Oh, I would love a wireless mouse but knowing me I would constantly misplace it... so I use this "cable buddy", keeps my "cable salad" tidy :)

Mar said...

Indian Palace, I mean!!

diane b said...

You have had a busy time. Toby is gorgeous I loved the video. He is similar to Fox some months ago.

Happy Birthday MR G the Sushi looked delicious TOH doesn't like it unfortunately.
I'm glad you saw the movie. It was called a different name here. "The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel". A great movie though.

Linens and Royals said...

Here too the movie is called Marigold Hotel. I saw it last week, it was so funny I want to see it again with my daughter. The story is based on a book by one of my favourite English authors, Deborah Moggach. I hope you can see it soon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Baby Toby is adorable -- love the collage you made of your Easter.

We love sushi -- that would be a perfect birthday party in my opinion!

And I absolutely MUST find that movie -- the hotel one.

Faith said...

Oh Gattina, your grandson is just adorable!! I enjoyed all your pictures and thanks for the tip about that movie....I enjoy Judi Dench and will look for that...i wonder if it's on Netflix? I too have a wireless mouse for my Netbook! :) I HATE cables!! lol...enjoy your weekend and hope your grey skies turn to sunny ones :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Oh and PS -- the wireless mouse is the best thing EVER. You will love it. (I can't use the laptop without a mouse either and traveling in our van would be absolutely impossible with wired one!)

Maribeth said...

Toby is so adorable. I can hardly wait for my grand daughter to come!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It looks like a lovely birthay celebration.

The movie about the custom agents seems similar the the Canadian bilingual comedy, Bon Cop, Bad Cop, in which two policemen, one from Quebec (French) and one from Ontario (English) are forced to find ways to understand and cooperate with one another.

Carrie said...

A movie that makes you laugh so hard your belly hurts is a good one indeed! A rare treat!

Your grandson Toby is ADORABLE! (And I just love baby shoes. Why are they so cute?! Mine aren't. But baby shoes are the best!)

sandra carlier said...

Happy Birthday, Mr gattino!!! Mélissa would like to sit at your table as she loves sushi so much!!! La nappe est magnifique!
Your collage with you and Toby is so nice! Great captures!

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

Oh, I don't know the last time I saw a really, really good comedy! Such fun though when you do.

Love the many pictures!

Barbara H. said...

Glad you got to see your grandson for Easter and got home safely in the bad weather.

Happy Birthday to Mr. G. I love celebrating twice. :-)

A Lady's Life said...

Well Toby seems to do wonders for you and Mr G And the sushi looks wonderful

Lea said...

Always great to see photos of Toby - he is so cute!
I am curious - what is a Kentucky Salad?
Hope the weather is better today and that you have a wonderful week-end.
Lea's Menagerie

Brenda said...

Your sushi tray looks so delicious! Ladykillers is one of our favorite movies, we will watch it over and over. Do the other movies you recommend have English subtitles?

Susanne said...

Little Toby is absolutely adorable. I'll bet it was such fun watching him hunt for his Easter eggs. And too funny about the shoes name.

Happy birthday to Mr. G. That sushi tray looks amazing. Pookie was probably praying you'd drop a piece or ten.

Willow said...

Your little Toby is sooo cute! What fun you obviously had with him.

Happy Birthday to Mr. G!

Gracie said...

Belated happy birthday to your husband from his native Italy....