16 May 2016

WEEKEND REVIEW May 14,

Ever since we live in Waterloo, each year I go to the same garden center which meanwhile the son has taken over.



I bought 20 plants to be put in flower pots. A nightmare for me, and all the weeds to be pulled out ! I had never green fingers and with the age I am becoming really too lazy and was looking for somebody to help. For once I found Facebook useful. I ask for help in the Waterloo group and a young man showed up on Saturday morning, and put the whole garden in order. He pulled out the weeds planted the flowers, cut the ivy and really did a good job.



Now my front yard (and the back) look clean and I like my new bench, it's a nice decoration and ideal to chat with neighbors.



In the afternoon Nicole, Charlie and I made a walk through a Sunday flea market which takes place once a year. It was very cold compared to the day before, the temperature had dropped from 25°C to 13"C ! I had to wear my thick raincoat again and a bonnet ! Charlie was pleased with all the fluffy toys he could find and sniffed in all baskets. He walked us and not we him from toy basket to toy basket and we had to pull him away. What fun we had and the public too ! 



The city had organized a theater play which was a comedy, and we laughed a lot. It was a story of a man who became blind because of an accident and should get 50.000 $ if after 6 month he was still blind. Unfortunately or rather fortunately he fell on his head and got the view back. Now for 5 months he had to fake to be blind because the insurance inspector popped in to check. This made the funniest situations.

On Sunday it was cold and windy. I just went to the market to buy the missing plant for my pot on the terrace, didn't even look at the other things, and returned home. Mr; G. watched Formular 1 in the afternoon and I escaaped to Ilona for a chat.


7 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

All good .. cheers Hilary

diane b said...

Very handy to have someone help in the garden. It must be fun going out with Charlie.

Loree said...

That's nice to have someone help you in the garden. Maybe you can teach Arthur to dig up the weeds.

Mara said...

That's the best thing about living in this apartment: the owner does the gardening and I can just sit and enjoy! Bliss...

Tamago said...

I need someone to do our garden, too. It's a teeny tiny one, but even so, I'm too lazy...! Your garden looks very clean and beautiful!
The play sounds very funny. Have a happy new week!

Andrew said...

Was your gardener cute?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If I had a yard, I would definitely have a yard-guy!! Well -- I guess we kind of do as the RV Resort here and the Apartment in Oregon have people. But we don't even have to hire them. Maybe someday they will have a new generation like your Oscar (I think I remember that is your robot's name) who can weed and plant and prune and all that other stuff as well as mow.