6 Jul 2012


more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

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.


A Lady's Life said...

Well You have so much to tell at home lol

Mar said...

It sounds like a busy week for you! Arthur did that to the birdies? tsk, tsk.
We had visitors until yesterday, now I need to catch up on my sleep. Happy Friday

Cezar and Léia said...

You have a busy week, thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.
I wish you a lovely weekend

Faith said...

Sounds like a great week for you! i enjoyed all of your photos...and nothing beats a good cup of coffee on a terrace with a pretty view! enjoy the weekend!

Barbara H. said...

I'm glad everything worked out for the pageant. Sounds fun!

There are always lots of events and activities available during school summer holidays here. But it's nice to make your own fun and have get-togethers, too.

Rambling Round said...

Hurray for no rain! What a fun week you had!

Kathie said...

Glad you had a bit of nice summer weather - your place quiets down for the summer and ours gets really lively. we're a tourist spot and there are events happening every day and night. It's hard to keep up :)

The re-enactment looks so interesting! I'd like to see that. The costumes are gorgeous!

Hope you have a good weekend!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

That pageant sounds so cool -- and your pictures are great!

Love the cat pow-wow, too.

Have a great week.

Susanne said...

Nice to see some bit of sunshine in your pictures of home. Glad you were able to enjoy taking those pictures of the pageant.