20 May 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. The week started with Pentecost Monday, therefore all shops were closed. I devoted myself to plant the last plant in the pot of the terrace and salted the gravel against weeds.



Now it looks all neat and clean.It still was cold and cloudy.

2. Nicole and Charlie should come over I wanted to help her with filling in a formular online for her Visa to Turkey, but then she called me, that she couldn't come, she had a flat tire and had to wait for the repairman. So I went there with my computer, but unfortunately it didn't work, so we spent the rest of the afternoon on her terrace where it was warm when you wore a cardigan !

3.


A lazy day, except that I had to put some fake flowers along the entrance and then my neighbor came over and for the first time we could sit on my new bank in the sunshine before it got too cold.

4. Nicole wanted to change her kitchen which was quite old and not very practical. We decided to go to Ikea. First we had lunch, asparagus with salmon (!) it was delicious and then we went looking for kitchen furniture models. The first kitchen we saw we both liked. So we went to the salesman who with the measures of Nicole's kitchen made a 3 D plan on his computer with the elements she wanted. I had never seen that, and it was so funny when he moved one furniture from one end to the other or replaced the fridge with something else. At the end came out a perfect fitting kitchen looking like it would look in her kitchen.



Before we returned home I bought two doll beds for my cats, because I only had one and Pookie and Rosie were fighting for this bed. Now everybody has his own ! Mr. G. assembled it immediately and of course no cat tried them out !

5.


I almost finished my cat painting, we had a real nice morning. After class Nicole, I and another classmate went for lunch, and nearly exploded when we came out. At lunch time they offer a "all you can eat" barbecue, as starters, salmon, mozarella with tomatoes and Parma ham and lots of other delicious things, then brochettes with vegetables, then different sorts of  cheese, and fruit salad or cake as dessert. The whole lunch for 14 € (16 $) !

I just had two apples for supper ! 






more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.





18 comments:

Lady Fi said...

I like the path along the flowerbed.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your garden is looking beautiful. I like the cute kitty beds and your cat painting is great. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Denise inVA said...

Good day to you Gattina, your Friday 5 was fun to read. All so enjoyable with your photos.

Christine said...

The results of your hard work are evident as your pathway looks super! I'd say you had a very good week all told!

Faith said...

i love the walkway between your flowers and house..,,so pretty! i have never heard of getting a bed for a pet!! how cute! my daughters would have wanted one for their American Girl dolls!! 😄 I hope you have a restful sunny weekend!

Snap said...

I love the kitty beds. You've been busy in your garden. Love the path. I'm sure your friend appreciates your help. Have a lovely week.

Karen said...

It sounds like a lovely week. Love the cat beds! and your little garden is so cheerful.

Sarah Carletti said...

Well I am loving the whole kitchen thing. Neat. And so the cats like their beds? Mine seem to like things that I don't purchase. :( Blessings to you.

Hula La said...

Looks like a lovely garden spot to stop and sit a spell! Aloha!

Barbara H. said...

Your outdoor areas look so nice! What a neat idea to have doll beds for cats. That sounds like a scrumptious lunch.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a nice week. I feel like a heathen because I don't know anymore what Pentecost Sunday/Monday is. (My Catholic education has been so long ago and so abandoned. I will Google it just out of curiosity -- I am pretty sure it was never a holiday here in the US thougho) Such a pretty little garden "room" there -- I love that. That all you can eat lunch place sounds amazing.

Terra Hangen said...

I like your cat beds, they are so cute and I think your cats will warm up to them soon. How fun for Nicole to plan a new kitchen.

Jo said...

That lunch with "all you can eat" menu would suit me; I saw lots of vegetarian options in your post. I love your garden. The cat bed is super. Grant and I would have to sleep on it as in the winter the cats sleep on our bed (due to the electric blanket!)

Susanne said...

Oh my goodness I laughed at the cat and beds story. Isn't that typical? I'm sure when you are not looking they will take over the new one too. Your walkway looks lovely. This is the weekend when I usually get to the flowerbeds too but it has been raining for days and is really cold. So I'm thinking it is not going to get done.

Betty said...

Yes, that's just like cats. They totally ignore something new or use it constantly for days and then walk away and never touch it again.

Loree said...

I love those little beds. Pity the cats didn't try them out. I am sure they would have found the really comfortable.

Willow said...

You had a great week. I laughed about your only eating two apples for dinner after that explosive lunch.
Your cat painting is looking good!

edenhills said...

Your garden looks beautiful. I had to chuckle over the cats not trying out the bed. Silly kitties. Hope you have a great week!