6 May 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. The week started well with a lot of sunshine, still a bit cool to sit outside, but at least the world looked more cheerful ! Besides my aqua gym where we danced again in the water, I sorted out some photos and did nothing special besides being lazy like my cats.

2. Mr. G. had to have a topography, I hope it is the right word, because here they call it pet scan which sounds funny as Mr. G. is not a pet but a human. At least I think so. The whole procedure lasted 2 h and I decided to not return home but see what I could visit in this area of Brussels.

3.


The only interesting place near the hospital was the Royal Observatory of Belgium, from where our weatherforecasts etc come. I just could take some pictures from outside, because I had not enough time for a detailed visit. It is open to the public and certainly very interesting for those who are interested in astronomy and astrophysics. Meanwhile Mr. G had finished and I could pick him up.

4. As usual when it is still too cold to sit in my garden, I go to Nicole, her terrace is wind protected and very warm. In summer it is so hot there that she can't sit on it, then my garden is a welcomed place.



For her birthday Ilona and I had offered her one palm tree, and she was so pleased that she bought a second one. Now it looks really "holiday".


5.


Ilona, Nicole and I wanted to to enjoy the sunshine somewhere near home, and landed in the Brasserie of the old farm which had once served as hospital for Wellington's wounded soldiers. We sat there the whole afternoon, the view is just so beautiful, when you think that you in a town and have countryside just at your doorstep. The star of course was Charlie, he went from table to table to say hello and waved with his big bushy tail, then he settled down in the shade. With the result that all people there were talking with us about .... Charlie !

We had an excellent afternoon !






more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.


19 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - it's a PET scan - so I hope Mr G is all right. The Observatory looks interesting and worth a visit sometime. Certainly the weather has changed til next week! But glad the three of you and Charlie are enjoying yourselves .. cheers Hilary

Andrew said...

Sorry, but topography isn't correct. But if it is called a PET scan, I guess that is the same as what we call a CAT scan.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I hope Mr. G is Ok. The Royal Observatory looks like a great place to visit. I wish for some warm sunshine here, it is so cold and cloudy. The palms are pretty, a lovely spot to sit outdoors. Charlie is a sweet dog. Great post.
Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Christine said...

Hello from N. Ireland! I found your lovely blog through Nancy's Rural Journal link up!
It is lovely to see areas of Brussels and Belgium where you live. That was certainly a beautiful spot at the Brasserie and Charlie is such a wonderful looking dog!
Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

Tanya Breese said...

hope the scan went well! charlie is adorable, love him! wonderful photos! have a great weekend :)

Snap said...

I hope the scan went well and Mr. G. is okay. You have some lovely friends ... all smiling! Enjoy the time outside

Wendy said...

I think in the UK it would be a CAT scan so I hope all is ok. Your friend's balcony looks lovely and how nice that you can switch between both venues to get the best from the weather.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Wishing Mr. G a happy outcome! Gorgeous photos -- so colorful and fresh. Have a wonderful day my friend. xo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wherever he goes, Charlie makes friends for himself and whoever is with him. It's nice that you and Nicole can share each other's outdoor living spaces depending on the weather. Hope the results of Mr G's tests were positive. Whenever "Mr FullTime-Life" has had testing done I always find a place to walk around and take pictures. So much better than just sitting in the waiting room.

Terra Hangen said...

How nice you and your friend can share garden spots/balconies ideal for hot or cooler weather. Hope the PET scan results are good. That Brasserie looks like a fine spot to enjoy a bit of country in/near the city.

Barbara H. said...

Hope Mr. G. is well. We call them pet scans here, too, which does sound a little funny. The terrace looks like a cozy spot - the trees dress it up nicely.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Oh Gattina... The picture you have as your header? GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love it, for sure.

And those palm trees are beautiful. Looks just like a tropical paradise. Might have to teleport on over for a visit sometime.

Purrs,
Seville.

Willow said...

Yay! The sun is shining on you! Enjoy!
I know that The Professor would love to visit that museum. If we ever get to Brussels...
I'm glad you three and Charlie enjoyed your afternoon.

diane b said...

I hope Mr G's results are not bad news. You and your friends know how to relax and have fun together. A good thing for your mind and soul.

Ecl Tan said...

It's called PET scan in Singapore too :D
Nicole has a lovely terrace which has a great view.

Mara said...

Whatever the scan was, I hope it went okay and the results are good.

The weather has finally picked up over here as well. We're into the twenties today!!

Karen said...

Your header photo is just beautiful. I also enjoyed the pictures of Brussels. Charlie is sure a sweetie!

edenhills said...

Hope Mr. G. is doing well. Love the terrace view.

Susanne said...

That Charlie is quite the charmer! I had to smile at the "holiday" palms. I would love to visit that center where they do the weather. Such interesting things to learn.