13 May 2013


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of May 11. If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

(42.8 F !)

When I woke up on Saturday and looked at the temperatures, I depressed ! On top of these wonderful spring temperatures it was raining cats and dogs outside !

I had a morning skype chat with Ilona and we were both not in the mood to do anything special on such an awful day. I throw the laundry in the machine and then went shopping, my fridge and freezer were empty like my wallet,  and the worst I had no catfood anymore.

After that, I felt exhausted and comforted myself with some little murders in my favorite crime series on TV and the rest of the day I spent with making photo collages and put things together for my forthcoming roundtrip through the UK.

In the middle of the night when I went to the bathroom I got a shock, I thought Mr. G. was standing there, but it only was his bathrobe, which I had washed and hanged on the door frame ! I had to laugh about myself.

On Sunday was Mother's day, which nobody could miss, as everywhere I saw advertising to celebrate Mothers. I even got a card in my supermarket, as if I was the mother of all employees. I also got a lot of wishes through comments, although I am only mother to one son. It really has become a big business !

When I was a child, I made a gift for my mother at school (terrible things) which she bravely used for a few days, and then I didn't see them anymore ! My father never thought about offering her something, because he said that she is not his mother but his wife. When she returned to Germany, I sent her flowers through Fleurope.

My kitchen had a Mother's Day look, I had to make my coffee myself and serve breakfast to the cats, who refused to open their food cans themselves and disappeared when they had eaten. I folded the laundry put everything away and returned to my Blogwork.  I had to put the heating on and this in May, otherwise I would have turned into an ice cube.

Despite the rain, I had go to the Garden center to buy some more bark for our front yard. For once I had to wait for a "strong" man to lift up 2 x 40 kgs bags and put them in my car. When I was younger and wore mini skirts men were quicker ! Now I have to find somebody to unload them ! I will stalk some male neighbors for this purpose.

While I was waiting in the shop my son called me to wish a happy Mother's Day. He enjoyed warm weather and sunshine in Italy ! But honestly I wasn't jealous, I know this place too well !

My oldest friend, (I know her from when we were both 8 years old) lives near Cologne but wants to celebrate her 70th birthday in Brussels, where she has the best memories of her Teenage life. We not only where neighbors in Germany but in Brussels too. She returned to Germany and I stayed here, but nothing broke our friendship. She comes with a whole court of 17 people in total, from Mother, siblings to children and grandchildren !  This will be next weekend and I certainly will serve as guide to those who don't know Brussels.

In my favorite Indian shop I found a beautiful necklace in semi precious stones and a black varnish box decorated with nacre for this special day. I love the gift bags made by Indian women and the gift bag made by street children.

I ended the day in company of Inspector Barnaby (the nephew) in Midsomer and together with Dominique, who had come over, assisted to some murders. I think it's quiet amazing that there are still some population left !


Jo said...

That must have given you a fright, the bathrobe in the door frame int he night! I'm sorry your weather is so depressing but at least you have that nice Indian Shop to cheer you. I love the carrier bags,especially the one made from newspaper print. I started watching MM some days and also wonder how many people can remain after all the bloodshed. Grant enjoys the replays at night, so I have to hear/see all the blood and gore again! Your cats look just like mine when I put the food down! Hope your weather lightens up soon. (((Hugs))) Jo

Andrew said...

Midsomer, the murder capital of the world.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. enjoy planning your UK trip - and when you're here let me know! That museum I mentioned has been closed down ... the 'old boy' must have died - so don't add it to your thought itinerary!

Cheers Hilary

EastCoastLife said...

Oh wow.... can't wait to read about your friend's 70th birthday celebration in Brussels.

Every day is Happy Mother's Day for us. :)

Fun60 said...

Shame about the change in weather but no doubt it will change again soon to some sunnier days. Who would want to live in a village like Midsomer?

Sandra Carlier said...

Would want to come with you in Mala India!!!! For sure there are so many precious things for women who love beauty creams and jewelries!!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sorry for the bad weather. I like that you aren't afraid to complain when you have nasty days! I hate clouds and rain, no matter how much I know we need rain everywhere.

diane b said...

We are off to far North Queensland for 3 weeks in Crocodile Dundee " territory so if we don't get eaten by crocs I'll be back in 3 weeks. I doubt that there will be internet service up there.
Your post makes me giggle especially you and Barnaby. I agree about them not having many people left.

A Lady's Life said...

Seems Mr G haunts you even in your dreams lol
You have such an interesting history in Belgium.
It seems to be getting more and more complicated to live there.No wonder you are interested in the crime stories.lol
I like drama but nothing beats the cowboy movies which show beautiful empty land ,mountains, rivers, horses and a natural way of living.
Using candles and oil lamps is fun but I guess dangerous if left alone.
You have to be vigilent and responsible using them.
Well happy belated Mothers Day!