21 Jan 2013
WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?
Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of January 19. If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.
Saturday morning started with a little "Skype" chat with grandson Toby.
With Daddy's help he calls us every weekend ! This time he was very busy with playing with his little train, so after having given me a big smile he returned playing and then kissed the screen to say good bye !
As Ilona has now Skype installed, we went together to buy a webcam, because without it didn't work of course.
on the way back we stopped at Nicole's for a cup of tea and say hello to Charlie, who was happy to see us, and then he returned to the deck to watch the snow. We warmed ourselves up in front of the open fire and chatted as usual of course !
I also went to Dominique to install Skype (I will become a specialist) but she too needs a webcam.
We have icicles hanging from the roof and for our region it is very cold - 7°C (21F) !
On Sunday morning it started snowing and that's what I saw first ! Unfortunately I couldn't catch the snowflakes which swirled around ! Poor Rosie wasn't very happy about this white landscape.
Impossible to go outside, the streets were covered with snow and not yet cleaned. I hope that this year they won't run out of salt !
I don't know why but with this snow weather I always feel cold, although the temperature in the house is the same as usual !
I put on a T-shirt with long sleeves, a woolen pullover, warm tights, thick socks, and over all that a sweat suit in thick velvet ! I look rather fat ! Here I am with my three layers and a pillow filled with cherry stones, which I had put in the microwave to heat it up and this keeps my feet warm ! I should rather sit in an igloo !
And in summer with the same temperature I just wear jeans and a T-shirt ! Isn't that strange ?
I also watched the Belgian Royal news, the crown princess Mathilde celebrated her 40th birthday today and of course there was a whole reportage about her !
She has four children with the future King Philippe, and is quiet a pretty woman. She speaks fluently French, Flemish and English and also some Italian. She had studied psychology and was speech therapist. She also belongs to the hereditary nobility, the perfect women for the rather shy crown prince, but to my taste she is a little too perfect and I find her boring. There is some charisma missing. That's maybe why she is less well known like the other Crown Princesses. Princess Mathilde is the Honorary President of Unicef Belgium. She also serves as the World Health Organisation’s Special Representative for Immunization. There were no special celebrations, but she got her face on a special post stamp for her 40th birthday.
After this romantic interruption I returned to my photos and my blog and looked at the still falling snow outside.
Dominique came over in the evening to watch with us our favorite Inspector Barnaby. We still have not seen all of the movies. Unfortunately this time Mr. G's calculations of the murdered people didn't reach the average of three, there were only two !