30 Sep 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - FIVE ON FRIDAY

1. 5 of us had decided to meet outside our painting group and I was the first one where we met. Unfortunately two couldn't come so we were only 3, but that didn't matter, there were enough things to talk about.

Nicole wanted to get rid of her kitchen furniture, because she had ordered a new one, and Chantal is expert in selling things not only on eBay but also on local sites.



I had bought a new ball for Charlie, and he had already found it before we could sit, I have a few toys for him besides the logs under the open fire. This kept him busy the whole afternoon, while we had to deal with the squeaks of that ball.

2. It is still summerly warm, cold in the mornings and in the afternoon up to 24° ! So I have to dress like in winter and then take off layer by layer ! I went to Nicole to help her with the advertising for her kitchen furniture and we first could sit on her terrace before it cooled down and we had to go inside. Now the advertising is done and she has to wait.

3. I had ordered an inside outside thermometer, which arrived and of course I had ordered the wrong one. There was no unit to put outside but a cable. Impossible to let hang out the cable through the window, can't live with an open window the whole year. I called them and they told me that I just have to give it back at a special pick up point and I would get the money back.

4.  I went to the pick up point the next day and they didn't know anything about it. I insisted that they called, the girl who was responsible, was really a little stupid, but at the end I was told that I need a return document. As I was already in the city center, and it was so warm, I bought myself a nice ice cream and sat on a bench. There are benches all along the main street for tired shoppers.

After the ice cream and watching people, I had a coffee on the terrace of a café and met the director of the theater where we have a season ticket. He was hanging in his seat and seemed to sleep ! But he must have heard me because suddenly he woke up and excused himself, he told me that he is now retired, doesn't play anymore and that he comes here each day to sit in the sun ! It's a pity that he is too old now, because he was excellent as actor.

5. In our painting group a man showed up and started to look at our paintings, made compliments and went from one to the other. I had never seen this guy and the others neither. It turned out that he came for an insurance from a Christian Union and started to make publicity for his party ! Poor man, he never thought that he would face 15 suffragettes, who told him that we were all kind of religions or no religion at all, that we are insured and that we are artists and don't want to have to do anything with the stupid politicians he praised. We were so nice to him that he escaped quickly and we laughed our heads off for at least half an hour. I think the guy will have nightmares !








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22 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - I hope Nicole via Chantal manages to sell her kitchen furniture. Your thermometer story must be frustrating ... but then the ice-cream and the coffee satisfy ... it's cooling up here .. cheers Hilary

The History Anorak said...

When in doubt, eat ice cream. Excellent philosophy!

Coastal Ripples said...

I can imagine your dog with his squeaky ball, very distracting. Hope you get your thermometer sorted. Have a lovely weekend. B x

Linens and Royals said...

Charlie, you are making very regular guest appearances on this blog! How do the four cats left at home feel about this intrusion??
PS. Love the posts where you appear, don't tell the cats....

Faith said...

ice cream. and coffee outdoors sounds like the perfect way to spend an autumn day! good luck to your friend selling the kitchen items!!

Tamago said...

It's summerly warm during day, but so cold in the morning here as well. Charlie is looking so cute as always :-)
Happy Friday!

Andrew said...

We have an indoor/outdoor thermometer. It is a good thing to have, but ours has never registered below 2 degrees, but it has registered 45 degrees. The humidity is interesting to watch too as that can really indicate how you will feel outside.

mamasmercantile said...

Ice cream and sitting outside in the sun sounds idyllic. We seem to be having the same weather cold first thing and then brightening up and warm in the afternoon. Layers are definitely the way to go.

Mara said...

We start cold and then it stays cold. I definitely have to get used to that again, since our holiday was so summery!

Sharon Koole said...

Grrr sounds frustrating about your purchase and having to return it. Hope you get it sorted! It's been chillier here in the morning and then warms up - have to be prepared for all weathers. I think it's about time I sort out some of my cold weather clothes before I'm caught out.

Happy Five on Friday

Jeannie Marie said...

You've reminded me to order an inside out thermometer! They are so handy!

Barbara H. said...

Sometimes it's so frustrating trying to return an item. We've had cool mornings and evenings, too.

Wendy said...

Sounds like it was an eventful week. I hope you get the return of the thermometer sorted out. Ice cream is lovely when the weather is hot. I've treated myself a couple of times recently when I've been out walking. Have a good weekend.

Karen said...

We're dressing in layers around here, too. Your painting group sounds like a fun gathering. How nice that you meet outside your class, too.

Have a great weekend.

Mac n' Janet said...

Still very warm here too, 87º today. That was funny about the insurance man

Gracie Saylor said...

We have been dressing in layers here in Portland, Oregon, too. It has been cool in the evenings and mornings but just right midday. One weather forecaster said Mt. Hood near us might get a little snow this weekend. I'm glad you had some fun while out and about this week and I hope you are able to return the thermometer without further difficulty!

Willow said...

I hope your weather cools down a bit for you this next week. We've had record breaking heat here so I've had to run the AC.
Your times of relaxing on the patios drinking coffee sound like how I'd want to spend my afternoon hours.

peppylady (Dora) said...

The weather been nice here and sure hope Charley enjoy his ball. My dog Daisy loves hers.
Coffee is on

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

i wish I were in your painting class -- not necessarily to paint, just to be there for all the fun you have... that silly man deserved everything you gave him -- so funny; hope it made him think.

Susanne said...

Coffee and ice cream...what could be better?!

diane b said...

Ha ha a good send off for the guy at the painting class. Your weather sounds like our winter, cool in the mornings and evenings and warm during the day. I would take the squeak out of Charlie's ball

Loree said...

It's always a good idea to stop and eat icecream, especially if the flavour is chocolate.