6 Jul 2012
FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE
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1. On Monday I played Sunday and did nothing special besides sorting out my Tunisia pictures, put them on USB keys for my friends, watched TV and peeved about the weather.
2. As Belgium fell into its yearly summer sleep because of the 2 months holidays, we don't have our usual activities and have to follow the school hollidays, although we don't have kids to go to school. Lots of companies are closed and the streets look empty. Except tourists, there are always a lot in Waterloo to see the battle field.
But we still had one painting class and celebrated the 80th birthday of Gerry the one with the water glass filled with champagne ! Dog painter Charly waits for cake.
3. Therefore we have a lot of time which we fill in with meeting each other. Dominique came over for a chat and took my Tunisian pictures, she had bought two yellow canaries to replace the two little birds my cat Arthur had killed while they were "on holidays" with Mr. G. He (Arthur) had opened the door of the guest room ....
Arthur in a Pow Wow with Rosie
After a nice lunch in the "Jardin d'Asie" (Garden of Asia) we had a coffee on Nicoles terrace. Her neighbor joined us with dog Sissi, and we had this beautiful view on her garden. Nicole's appartment is just on the second floor. Sissi got bored listening to all this chatting, and Charly, Nicole's dog prefered to stay inside where it was cool. For once we had a hot day !
5. Since 3 years I have tried to see the Ommegang pageant a re-enactment of celebrations marking the historical entry into Brussels of Charles the Fifth in 1549. But it always rained. This time it didn't rain, it was grey but very warm. I took pictures of the afternoon events, the real show starts at 9 on the Grand' Place in Brussels, but I found it too late for taking pictures. So I just enjoyed the preparations and saw the competitions of the chevaliers.