20 Nov 2015

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1.To me personally nothing special happened, except that I am lazy and tired, but I think that is the season !

2.


I went for lunch with Nicole to the Carrefour "Lunch Garden" and for once we saw police there who controlled a car. But that was it, there is no more police around than usual.

3. We are living 15 km (9 miles) from Brussels, and I see what happens in Brussels on TV. My cleaning lady told me that around the stations, tubes and official buildings there are many policemen and soldiers walking around. A football (soccer) game had been canceled very much to the anger of  different husbands. (not mine, he only watches Formular 1)

4. Meanwhile I have got the flight tickets of our trip to the Red Sea in Egypt and Nicole and Chantal had invited us for cake and coffee and we checked our tickets and dreamt of the forthcoming holidays,



while Charlie had collapsed on the carpet and Chantal's two female dogs weren't impressed at all by this big dog.



Before it became dark, now already around 5 pm, I took this picture through Chantal's window. The sky just looked so beautiful. Shortly after that, when we drove home it rained !

5. Of course the main discussion in my painting class were the Paris attacks, and we all pitied the people living in Molenbeek. Some of my classmates had friends living there, but in their area it was very quiet. The police searches were only in one street. On TV you could believe that the whole area was in war !




more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.




15 comments:

diane b said...

I'm glad that you are still going on holidays. I hope you have a good time and keep safe.

Linens and Royals said...

Just saw Brussels on the 6pm news here as more searches are carried out. I think your trip to Egypt is just what you need right now as a break from all the bad/sad news and hope it is enjoyable for you.

Mara said...

A colleague said that November was the depression month: too much eating, too much watching telly and surfing the net, not enough sunlight (sun goes down soon after 4.30pm here).

Fun60 said...

You are right about the media not always giving the full picture. We have been on high alert for some time in London but yesterday when I was in Central London I constantly heard the sound of helicopters circling the city.

Andrew said...

Luck you are leaving the dangerous Belgium and travelling to the much safer Egypt.

Ann said...

Beautiful picture through the curtained window!! I am so sorry for what you people in Europe are having to go through right now. It is a broken world.

Faith said...

it looks like you had a good week!! pretty picture!

nikkipolani said...

Nothing wrong with a quiet week -- especially all of the world news that is centering in your part of the world!

Barbara H. said...

What a gorgeous sunset! Your upcoming trip sounds like a lot of fun - I am glad you and your friends have that to look forward to.

Noodle Cat said...

Stay safe and have a wonderful journey!

Noodle and crew

Loree said...

That sky really was lovely. It hasn't rained in three weeks here and we really need it. Glad your life is not being affected by all this madness.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Been thinking of you and glad that life is continuing as pretty much normal for you. Especially glad you are planning that winter getaway!

Willow said...

I immediately thought of you since you live in Belgium and am glad to know most things are just normal there.
Lovely sunset!

Pamela said...

I thought of you first thing when I saw the news reports.

Susanne said...

Beautiful picture of the sky through the window. Sad what is happening in your part of world right now. I'm wishing I could meet you in Egypt as it's getting cold here today as we wait for the snow to start falling.