7 Oct 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - FIVE ON FRIDAY

1. The week started with rain and it was cool. I had to put the heating on and I think now it's for good until spring ! Life style changed too, no way to sit outside anymore, now we are locked in for at least 6 months !

Since the birth of my grandson almost 6 years ago, I subscribed to Facebook. But I never used it, I just had an account to be able to see the pictures of my grandson my son posted on Facebook. So for 6 years I wrote on the "wall" mostly a link to my blog. I didn't know anything about Facebook. Then last Thursday, I was asked to create a Facebook page for our painting group ! Apparently I am the only one who is creative enough on a computer ! I started.

2. When you don't know how something works and have nobody to help you but Google and YouTube, it takes time to create a page and I was busy almost the whole day. At the end I came out with this :



and was quite satisfied with it. The only thing is now how to manage that thing as I am an administrator together with two others. That too was a brain storm how to add administrators !!

3. The sun came out again, at least it was brighter, but sun and warm jackets don't work for me I first have to get used to ! I don't like to sit in the middle of summer and winter !

My cat Kim was full of knots from the summer and I had to take her to the groomer ! She doesn't allow us to brush her and always runs away.



A lot of fur came out ! Enough for knitting pullovers !

4. Nicole had a lot to do to empty her kitchen, fortunately her daughter helped her. She has ordered a new kitchen. I dropped by to see the "mess", there is only the fridge still standing and she is now without kitchen for 2 weeks ! The micro wave stands in the living room !

We went together to the charity shop for battered women, I had quite a lot of toys from my grandson to give and Nicole cooking pots and books.

5. In our painting class we didn't paint very much, nobody was very inspired to paint but everybody was more then ready to chat. So we were like a chicken coop and cackled the whole morning only interrupted by a coffee break where we chatted ! There were so many things to talk about, from weather over politics to men and suddenly the light went off and we were all sitting in the dark. The electricity had gone. We heard people screaming in the lifts and nobody could go outside because of the electric doors. Fortunately it didn't last very long and we could go home. But instead of going home 5 of us went to the Chinese restaurant where we had an excellent meal. We arrived at 12.30 and left at 3 pm ! The owner probably thought we would spent the night there. But we had such a lot of fun and two spoke about their lives in African countries, with anecdotes causing a lot of laughter. A couple sitting at the table next to us, asked if they could join in and laugh too.

When I finally got home I thought it is really true, laughter is the best medicine ! For a while everybody had forgotten all worries and we all were in an excellent mood.
















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19 comments:

Fun60 said...

I have to admire your determination to conquer Facebook, that was quite an achievement to set up a page for three group. What a fun group your art group is! I have been so lucky with the weather as the sun has followed me around the country. I have been away for ages and won't be back home until Tues.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - yes, well done on getting the FB page up in, I think, French ...

It is definitely cooler ... still it looks like you'll have plenty to keep you occupied ... and I'm glad the electricity came back on in the Centre ... cheers Hilary

The History Anorak said...

Well done on setting up the Facebook page. It's not easy.

Crimson Kettle said...

So glad you had such a fun time.

eclectichomelife said...

What a great idea to go out for dinner, nothing like having fun with friends

mamasmercantile said...

Well done on achieving the set up of a facebook page. The meal sounds like great fun, I totally agree laughter is certainly the best medicine.

Maribeth said...

Very good on getting Facebook conquered! I admit I am addicted to it! I am on it all the time, reading, reading, reading! Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

It can be dangerous knowing anything about computers. Suddenly everyone things you're the expert and you get jobs like setting up a facebook account. Good for you for working through it.

Snap said...

Well done with FB! Laughter is the best. You are busy! Happy Friday!

Tamago said...

Great job crating the FB page! It looks great!
Wow, your kitty Kim were so furry! You sure can do some knitting with those fur :-)

Summer said...

Great job with FB! Happy Friday ♥

Sharon Koole said...

Well done with the Facebook page. I managed to get myself on there but not sure about a group or anything lol. Sounds like you had a great time at your group. Sometimes it's good just to get together and chat!

Have a lovely weekend

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

Aren't we glad we're women? Can you even imagine a bunch of men having the fun your painting group had? And the Chinese restaurant? Men want to eat and run.

Barbara H. said...

Good job on the FB page for your group! I can't imagine being without a kitchen for 2 weeks. But I guess it is worth it in the long run! Glad the power outage in that building didn't last long - otherwise it sounds like a very fun outing!

ellen b said...

Sounds like you had a good week. The facebook page you created is very nice! Sounds like a fun time with the ladies that continued to the Chinese restaurant. Have a wonderful weekend.

Wendy said...

It sounds like your group is a great source of fun with lots of socialising. Well done on creating the FB page. If you're not careful maintaining the page will definitely keep you occupied during the winter months! Have a good weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Congrats on being the FaceBook expert. Your group of ladies sounds like a lot of fun; laughter is so good for us and there's nothing like a bunch of women who enjoy each other's company. I don't love this changeable weather either -- seems like I am always dressed inappropriately.

Willow said...

Good job on the facebook page!
I think you are doing well with making the transition from patio sitting to indoor Chinese restaurant sitting as the season changes .

Susanne said...

Good for you for taking on the FB challenge and learning how. You sure have fun with your painting ladies. So great to belong to a group like that.