22 Feb 2013


more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1. Nothing special happened this week, except the spectacular robbery of Diamonds at the Brussels' airport, where  eight heavily armed men dressed as policemen attacked the cargo of a Swiss airplane located on the tarmac of the airport and stole diamonds, valued around 36 million euros (48 million USD) then they disappeared. Fortunately there were no victims, and the diamonds were well insured so no loss, except for the insurance company.

2. After aqua gym, I went on prospect hunt for a robot lawn mower ! Of course it is too early to buy one, but I wanted to know more about it and most of all how much it would cost. The salesman gave me a good advice, for my purpose I need the smallest one, and not a complicated either, just the thing without remote control.

Now I am dreaming of sitting on the terrace taking a sunbath and watch my lawn mower driving around on the grass maybe followed by cat Arthur, which would be even more fun !

3. My painting is finished, so I needed new canvas. My brushes too had lost their hairs and needed replacement. There is a new store which has all these supplies to very cheap prices. Now the whole painting class goes there for everything we need for painting our "masterpieces".

4. No way to take public transports to Brussels today. A national manifestation of around 30 to 40,000 workers and employes took place in Brussels. At the call of the unions, they require full maintenance of the salary index, rising purchasing power and negotiations on worker flexibility. I am happy that I have all this behind me, I could only manifest for a higher pension ! Sadly it's so difficult nowadays for young people to find a good job. When I was young there were so many jobs available that I had a big choice !

5. My prisoner life continues, due to the cold weather, rain, fog, and even some snow ! Lots of people have caught a cold or even got the viral flew ! It's better to stay inside and suffer in silence for being locked in then catching the microbes !


Brenda said...

I like your first one "nothing special happened this week" Only a robbery!
A remote control lawn mower would be fun as long as it did what it was supposed to do. I'd hate to see you running down the street after your mower should it decide to do its own thing!

Linens and Royals said...

You could also buy a remote control vacum cleaner for the house, Arthur wouldn't know which to chase first.
I'm sure a movie will soon be made about the big diamond robbery in Brussels.

Maribeth said...

When I heard about the diamond heist, I thought it would make a good James Bond movie!

Kathie said...

That diamond robbery does sound like a movie! You wait, they probably will make one out of it.

I'm taking a painting class too - acrylics. I enjoy it.

Hope the sun comes out soon for you!

Happy weekend!

wilbo43 said...

Yes,the diamond robbery even made the news here in Australia. Have they caught them yet?

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Hope you continue to ward off the microbes!

I heard about the diamond robbery. Sounded like a good plot for a movie!

Have a good week ahead.

Karen said...

The diamond heist does sound like something out of a movie! I wonder if they'll ever solve the crime?

That robot lawn mower sounds really neat!

Heather said...

That is awful about the diamonds! I am glad no one was hurt.

Sorry you weren't able to get out because of the weather. It's been nice here besides rain the last 2 days.

I used to love to paint. I took Art 2 years while in high school. I hope the weather clears up for you soon!

Willow said...

"Only a robbery"? That sounds like big news, especially if you're the insurance company! But for the rest of us, it's not all that important. I appreciate weeks when nothing out of the ordinary happens.

Susanne said...

Flu season is no fun, that's for sure.

The robot lawnmower picture cracked me right up! I'm sure that Arthur will think you've bought him a very special gift!

Scary about the robbery.