1 Apr 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. A rather morose week lays behind me. It's still cold, grey and rainy, which takes us all energy and we have no force to do anything. Finally Nicole and I met in the Lunch Garden for a drink to see other walls than ours and talk to other people. Charlie the dog is such a charmer, everybody stops to admire him and then the conversations starts.

2. Easter holidays are still going on, so no aqua gym and painting courses ! There shouldn't be school holidays for vintage people ! Of course some of them are on grandma duties, which is in my group of friends not the case, their grandchildren are grown up and mine lives too far away and hasn't spent holidays alone with grandma and pa yet. If that will ever happen.

I finally could print out my flight ticket to the South of France, fortunately my flight is not from Brussels main airport which is still closed due to the heavy damages of the terrorist attacks, but I will fly from Brussels South. Some warm weather and sunshine will certainly do me good !

3. When I opened the shutters yesterday, I saw that something was going on just across the street.



There were several workers carrying branches and put them in this yellow machine and sawdust was blown in the truck. It was quite noisy and had certainly woken me up !



Then I saw a man on the tree across the street, and another on the weeping willow in our neighbor's backyard. They had done it together to get a cheaper price. I thought my neigbor would have cut the whole tree, but not at all, he just had let it shorten a bit, I see no difference ! Fortunately in case of storm it will fall on his house and not on ours.

4. My friend Chantal and I had invited Ilona for a lunch in "our" Chinese restaurant, to celebrate her birthday. It was real nice and the food as usual excellent. After lunch we really were not up to go home, so we went to the Brasserie "l'Orangerie" behind the farm which used to be the hospital for wounded soldiers during Wellington times at the battle of Waterloo. 



And as there is always something to chat, we stayed there for nearly two hours. Chantal lost her car keys and we had to go back and look after them, finally the waiter found them under the cushion of the leather sofa.

5. I checked my summer clothes, I have forgotten what I have, because this weekend I have to see what I will take with me to France. The afternoon I spent with Nicole explaining some computer stuff, 


15 comments:

diane b said...

That is hard packing for warm weather when you are in cold weather.

diane b said...

I bet you are looking forward to your time in France with your friend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm glad to know your ticket is from the undamaged airport .. I did wonder if your plans would be affected. It's a good time to have something to look forward to.

Tamago said...

Oh I know how noisy that wood chipping thing is. Our neighbor had their trees removed and the noise scared my kitties!

Wendy said...

Well it sounds like a good week having the company of friends. I'm glad you are still able to travel. The situation in Brussels must be quite upsetting for locals such as yourself. Now that I'm no longer working in a school, the holidays have a whole new meaning. Mainly it's too busy with all these extra people and children around! lol

Fun60 said...

Do you think the older we get the more we chat?

Barbara H. said...

The warm weather and sunshine will do you plenty of good. So glad you found great places to go to and people to chat with this week.

Mara said...

And just as the weather was getting real summery in the Netherlands, I was flying back home to cold and grey weather. Not great at all.

Wendy said...

Thanks for your comment and the info on the other blog about stations. Really interesting as those recent stations are close to me :)

ellen b said...

Glad the waiter found your friends keys! A trip to France needing summer clothes sounds very pleasant. Enjoy!

Sandra Carlier said...

Can't wait now your visit ! Hope your bag is ready !

Susanne said...

A trip to the south of France sounds absolutely heavenly to me right now. Enjoy your time!

Loree said...

Enjoy your trip to the south of France. We have just come back from the North (Normandy) and enjoyed it a lot because it was raining and cold (the first night it felt like -1C). It's been a while since we felt cold and it was the first time that I wore gloves this year!

Willow said...

You enjoy the most amazing holidays! South of France sounds wonderful.
I find it amusing to travel with my daughters' dogs (all three of them). People do stop you to talk about them and ask if they can pet the dogs.

nikkipolani said...

I love that you and Chantal weren't ready to end your visit so you just found someplace else to visit together! Lovely.