23 Nov 2015

WEEKEND REVIEW November 21

No trips to Brussels this weekend. The alert state in Brussels center had been raised to its maximum on a scale from 1 to 4 and now it was 4. Metros, museums, cinemas, theaters,  bars and restaurants were closed and even the supermarkets and shops remained closed.



The town looked empty, but there were still some people underway. Mostly younger once, who wanted to show that they are not afraid of terrorists. I watched all this on TV, we didn't notice anything. Everything was open as usual and it was rather strange that only a few km far there was almost a war situation.

Fortunately our theater was far away from Brussels in a little town and we didn't miss the play.



First we had supper in the theater restaurant and then we watched the play which was so funny that our belly hurt when we came out. It was the story of a man who wanted to get rid of his girlfriend but was such a coward that he needed the help of his best friend. After the friend fell in love with the girl the girl left them both ! Sounds a bit simple but wasn't. The three young actors were really very good.

It became very cool on Sunday and there were even some snowflakes amongst the rain drops ! In Brussels still everything was closed. Today even the schools, and University will stay closed, much to the joy of the kids I think !  There were lots of interviews of people on TV, who weren't happy at all with all these security efforts, they found it exaggerated and said that it is exactly what the terrorists wanted ! Terrorizing !

I went to Ilona and we had tea together and chatted, there was nothing in her area neither.


8 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - well so glad to see the theatre was functioning - your description is perfect .. and I can quite see myself laughing uproariously at the characters and their antics - the girl had the right idea!.

Belgium ... I just sincerely hope there's not another attack .. but it's a difficult time all round ... Hilary

Mara said...

We had the first snowflakes as well on Thursday and because it is quite cold they are still in the fields. A smattering of white is all, but still, it could be a sign of what´s to come!

Andrew said...

I was rather thinking it was a terrorist victory. Is this about to be the third day Brussels is shut down? There must be a terrible effect for the economy, tourism and for the local people. I did see a very nice blue Christmas tree somewhere. But clearly people aren't spending Christmas money now.

ladyfi said...

Glad you still managed to get out despite the scare.

Loree said...

It's nice that you managed to get out and have a good time.

Fun60 said...

I think many of us in London are surprised by the response in Brussels to a terrorist attack, however we probably don't now all the facts. That play sounds a hoot.

pattisjarrett said...

So glad to hear all is peaceful. I thought of you often, every time your area was mentioned in the news.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Life goes on , in most places anyway. I hope all the people in Brussels had a good stock of groceries at home. We are told here now to avoid crowds and not travel. Seems like the terrorists have won if they have frightened us to death.