11 Nov 2016


1. The weeks started with rain and rather very cold weather. I time to see all in black !

When I arrived at my aqua gym, the gardener was just vacuuming the leaves from the grass ! The trees had very much strip teased. It was a nice morning as usual and in the afternoon, I stayed home in the warmth while outside it rained and the wind was blowing around the house !

2. Nicole's kitchen is now ready to be "filled in" but she hadn't done it yet. I went to Nicole whose living room was in a mess, a cat wouldn't have found her kitten in this room, but we were sitting there chatting drinking coffee and eating a waffel and it was really cosy. We both noticed how nice it was that nobody makes remarks about your being messy !  I personally prefer to sit in a room which doesn't look like a furniture catalogue. That doesn't mean that my cats wouldn't find their kittens !  Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture, because we both had to laugh as Charlie (the dog)tried to find his way through all the books and items laying on the floor.

3. I was not really out of my bed when Mr. G. arrived and asked me "You know who won the elections", I yawned and said, "Hillary of course" and he : noooo it's Trump ! Fortunately I sat how was that possible ?? I had family in the States, I had been there so very often I had assisted to this unbelievable election circus but never had thought that Trump would win !!

I immediately looked what the press said. I have the advantage that I can make my own opinion by reading the French, German and English newspapers. Sometimes there are differences but this time they all agreed !  The English Newspaper wrote :

"Donald Trump wins: Republican candidate and reality TV star becomes 45th US president"
The most unlikely candidate to contest the US election has won the battle for the White House. Donald Trump, the 70-year-old New York tycoon previously best known around the world as the host of a celebrity TV show, is to become the 45th President"

and then I found other things, which maybe should have been known before !

He already had his plans in 1998 ! And has not a very nice opinion about the Republicans.

I  liked this saying very much.

I heard that the Canadian Immigration website had crashed, because too many Americans wanted to immigrate to Canada !  It was like after the Brexit vote when British people wanted to stay in an European country.

3. The whole day on TV and in the Radio (when I was in the car) they talked about Trump ! and how is it possible that Hillary Clinton had more voices than Trump has lost ? Specialists, analysers etc tried  to explain.

4. In my painting course we just discussed a bit about this event, not too much, and then we returned to other more funny discussions.

The coffee break and working "hard"

5. One of our aldermen had seen in Berlin a refrigerator for the poor and homeless, which is filled in by everybody who wants to help them.

After some discussions with the responsible people, Waterloo Tennis allowed him to install a fridge under the stairs in a discreet place. Volunteers take care of clean it and take out if something is not good anymore. I wanted to see that too, and bought some soup in cans, noodles and apples and put it aside of the fridge. We need a little table or shelve for can food. I also saw that people had brought soap and shampoo, baby things and even cat and dog food.

I returned home feeling good, I thought at least not all people are bad !

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Jo said...

I like that there was dog and cat food donated as well! My sitting room looked just like Nicole's when we were moving last month. My cats kept getting into boxed and empty cupboard!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina ... well done leaving some food for others ... it all helps - life goes on as they say ... but Trump is a nightmare - and big one?! Cheers Hilary

mamasmercantile said...

Such a good idea to have a refrigerator and lovely that pet food is donated too.

Mara said...

Pets are so important and even if you don't have a lot, they should never be forgotten. They do help to lift spirits anytime!

Wendy said...

We of course were interested in the US election due to our American daughter-in-law. We were all stunned and disappointed that Trump was elected. The news coverage has been almost non-stop. Many of our supermarkets have places where you can leave non-perishable goods for food banks but I haven't seen anywhere that has a facility for perishable food. What a good idea.

Fun60 said...

I've not heard of a fridge being available for perishable goods. Every supermarket I visit has an area when you can leave food and other goods which are taken to food banks to be distributed. I don't think any of us believed that Trump would actually be voted in as President. I found your quotes very enlightening and frightening.

Tamago said...

I really hope the U.S. won't go backwards..especially on environment and human rights issues.
I see food bank for can foods, etc., but never seen a refrigerator. That's really a great idea!

Lilly's Mom said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I adore your beautiful kitties! As for the election, we were shocked too since our media and Hollywood is so biased as were the polls. Trump won because of "blue" (democrat) states that voted for him like Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. These people (white, hispanic and African Americans) are in economically depressed states and they need good paying jobs to support their families. The democrats have done nothing to help them. Don't believe all you read; Trump as president of the US is not a dictator; he needs the senate and congress as a check and balance before he can do anything drastic. Lots of us were tired of the propoganda that has been forced on us all these years. And, we will survive. Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to following your beautiful blog. Pat xx

Andrew said...

The fridge is a good idea and I hope not just one person takes everything.

Faith said...

i am a New Yorker and we here in my immediate family and fellow churchmembers are STUNNED that the dump trump will be our next pres. it is very scary. and we DO have more than 2 parties but those other ones are dominated by the dems and repubs. personally im a moderate independant greenie but my candidate didnt even come close. i was def checking out properties in canada i can tell ya that!

i love how you stay active with your water aeorbics! i should take a class! enjoymyour weekend.

nikkipolani said...

Could you send some of that cool and wet weather our way? Pretty please? It was 86F today. I enjoyed seeing all those colorful fallen leaves.