We should have gone to Amsterdam on Saturday to celebrate our grandson's 6th birthday, but unfortunately I am still handicapped with my sprained ankle. I can walk although not too long but climbing stairs are painful and in my son's house there are 3 floors with stairs !
Arthur isn't very impressed, as long as he gets fed.
For his birthday he got a bike from us, but chosen by my son, and unfortunately it was a little too big, so Toby has to wait a bit until he can use it. He is already very tall for his 6 years but not enough for the new bike. Apparently he has celebrated in the morning with his school class and the afternoon with the family.
I didn't go out the whole day because we had a stormy weather and rain. But at 5 pm we had a theater play organized by the city for the seniors. I went with Nicole, but she had a problem. There was a reconstitution of the Waterloo battle with canon shots and Charlie got hysterical. He is so afraid of shooting and thunderstorms that he demolishes carpets, cartons, he scratches as if he wants to dig a hole in the floor and he trembles like a leave in the wind. Impossible to leave him alone, because he could get an epileptic attack. Nicole called and asked Mr. G. if he could babysitter or rather doggysitter Charlie, because we live farer away from the battle field and can't hear the shooting ! Mr. G. agreed of course and Nicole came and left him here.
The cats disappeared except Pookie, she remained on the sofa and slept. Mr. G. and Charlie watched TV and ate Grisinis. When we came back from our play which had been very funny, they were peacefully sitting together and enjoyed each others company. When Nicole wanted to go home, Charlie sat down and refused to go with her, he wanted to stay a bit longer ! Finally we managed to get him out of the house !
I had missed when the Christmas tree was put up on the Grand'Place in Brussels on Thursday 17. It had travelled 1400 km and is a gift from Slovenia. It is 22 m high. Above you can see the departure from Slovenia and the arrival at the Grand'Place.
As I haven't seen it life, I took a print screen of the webcam which is installed on the Grand'Place.
The whole weekend there was a very strong wind which caused a lot of damages, fortunately we had nothing not even a blown away flower pot !