22 Apr 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. Normal life got me back starting with aqua gym ! This time we really had a lot of fun. The young woman Estelle who gives the lessons had chosen music from the 60th, so we all fell back into our youth, we twisted and rocked to all very famous songs ! We of course had never thought at that time that more than 50 years later we would use these dances as aqua gym exercises ! But it worked ! Of course when you are in the water you feel light like a feather, and coming out rather like an elephant.

2. Nicole and I had booked a week in May, because we had gotten a promotion cheque of 500 € last year when we booked for Egypt. Of course we wanted to use that money and go into a warm to hot country. There is not much choice in Europe itself it's still not warm enough. When I got back, Nicole informed me that the trip had been cancelled due to terrorist attack danger ! That made me really laugh ! I can go to Brussels,  where it all started, and other countries tell their tourists not to go to Brussels because it is dangerous and Belgium complains about the lack of tourists especially in Brusssels,  and now I am not allowed to go to Tunisia ! Instead they proposed us Egypt, Morocco and Turkey ! Europe becomes crazy.

3. After checking and choosing we finally decided to book a week in the South of Turkey, where it seems to be very beautiful. I had already seen a bit on one of my round trips but had never stayed there for a longer time. We went back to the travel agency and booked a week for end May. It is rather strange too, that Belgians need a visa while I with my German passport don't need one. That's crazy, apparently in each Belgian there is a hidden terrorist. I could be one too, as I am more Belgian and live here since my teenage times, I only kept my passport because it was cheaper than the Belgian one !

4. My camera doesn't work properly anymore, I can't switch off the flash, the zoom strikes and the pictures are not very sharp. Repairing would probably be as expensive as a new one so I bought nearly the same, a little better, a Canon Ixus 180 with Wifi. Now I have to learn a little more details. Otherwise there is no difference with the old Canon Ixus.

5.


Nicole had invited Chantal, Ilona and me for a little birthday celebration. It was for once a sunny and warm day, we could sit outside and the Japanese Cherry trees were in full bloom.  As usual we had a lot of fun and even more when Chantal wanted to show us a picture of her son dressed as a Sheik when he came back from Dubai ! Ilona needed glasses to see the picture and as the once of Nicole didn't fit, Nicole suddenly disappeared and came back with a whole basket full of glasses which she shook out on the table ! Ilona had the choice and we our fun ! I took the opportunity to try out my new camera !





more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.


13 comments:

Faith said...

I have been wondering how life is for you over there in Belgium...we read so much about the terrorists here in NY....my husband and I wanted to maybe go to the Holy Land for a visit but....definitely not in these horrible times...too much war!!

How nice that you have a friend to travel with though and that you have a water aerobics class to attend!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a fun aqua aerobics class. We've been to Turkey for a holiday and really enjoyed it. Plenty of time to just relax. Have fun with your new camera.

Fun60 said...

South Turkey will be beautiful and warm. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. I am just getting back into the swing of things. After I returned from Naples I went up to Manchester to see my Mum and took my daughter and granddaughter with me so it was busy and physically demanding. Lots going on in London at the moment so am out all the time! Will get around to housework probably in time for Christmas.

Andrew said...

Marie, you are of an age wher know house work can wait.

Gattina, it took me a little time to learn the system but worth it for uploading your photos from your camera using wifi to your tablet without an internet connection.

Barbara H. said...

At the gym I go to, I can see some of the classes in the pool as I walk around but have never tried them. I can't hear if they exercise to music, though. Even at my age, the music that was current then is considered "oldies" now.

Odd about all the weird travel stuff. I've never been outside of the USA - my body doesn't travel well -- but I enjoy your photos.

Have fun with the new camera! I always hate the new learning curve with new gadgets, but like them once I am used to them.

Funny about all the glasses! I had several - but not that many. I just separated out the ones that aren't strong enough for me anymore to give them away.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Tree sure look pretty there...Coffee is on
http://www.peppylady.blogspot.com/

diane b said...

Glad to see the terrorists don't bother you. I hope your holiday goes well. The cherry blossoms are beautiful and you and your friends sure know how to have fun.

Ecl Tan said...

Would you travel a little further and come to South-east Asia? It's safe here and weather is hot all year round. haha....

The aqua gym sounds fun. I should check it out in Singapore.

Susanne said...

Hahaha, the glasses story gave me a good chuckle this morning. I would love to visit any of those countries you mentioned. Sorry your couldn't have your first pick. It's a crazy world out there right now. I don't think I've seen a Japenese cherry tree other than in pictures. Must be lovely and smell lovely too.

Mara said...

And over here in Norway, most people stay away from Turkey as a holiday destination. As you say, the world has gone mad!

Maribeth said...

I hope you enjoy Turkey. It has been many years, but i enjoyed Turkey back in the 1990's. I remember the wonderful Kebabs and the pistachios! Go, be careful and stay safe. Be alert. Yes, the world has gone crazy. Many American's are staying in the USA this year for their big vacations.

Willow said...

You had such a fun week! The glasses incident--why does your friend have so many??
I hope you will enjoy visiting Turkey. I'll be interested to see your photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Crazy about the travel problems -- and the passport thing with yours vs hers. Good job with the new camera!! Fun times. I wondered too why Ilona had such a lot of eyewear!