2. As the weather was so nice, Ilona and I decided to visit Maastricht in the Netherlands, which is located near the German and Belgian border. It is not that far only around 100 km (62 miles)
It is a beautiful little town and we walked around, had lunch at the border of the river Meuse and then a coffee on the huge place in front of the city hall.
Under the watchful eyes of cat Arthur I finally cut all the borders of the grass and dead twigs, but after one hour and a half, I was fed up, I don't like garden work but it has to be done. Now our garden looks nearly perfect.
4. My friend Sylvia from Linens and Royals, had sent me a DVD about the visit of the Queen in 1954 in Australia.
It took a month to arrive in Belgium, maybe the mail had walked the parcel over here. The movie is excellent, the old films were of such a good quality and I was amazed to see the big reception the Australians gave for the Queen. The shows and performances all over the country were better than all Olympic game shows of the last years. It was unbelievable. Sylvia was in the movie too, she gave an interview about her mother who had bought an entrance ticket for her and showed the ticket. Then she showed her Royal collection which is really impressive. I recognized her immediately, we had met in Brussels, when she had come over to London to see Kate's and William's wedding in 2011.
Before leaving the painting class I took a picture of my unfinished cat together with Ilona's finished painting. Although we have a lot in common, our paintings differ ! She is always up in the space and the future and I am always down on earth with my cats !
I watched TV, while Mr. G. cleaned the tiles around the house. During winter they always become a little gray and dirty. But then I joined him and salted the gravel which is now weed free thanks to the weed burner to avoid that the weeds grow back ! Salt is very cheap and efficient !
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