24 Feb 2017

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - FIVE ON FRIDAY

1. This time our Scrabble get together was at Ilona's home



Mireille our half blind friend (above right) started with a Scrabble and got 50 points plus the letters ! She is very good although we have to help her from time to time especially with F and E. I only can admire her. She is such a cheerful girl and so happy that she can go out with us, because she said she had a lot of friends but when her view got worse and worse the friends slowly disappeared ! I don't call that friends ! We had a nice afternoon, Nicole was second I was third and Ilona the last one !

2. I wanted to call Ilona, and suddenly had my friend in Germany on the phone. Instead of pushing on the I I had pushed on G ! That was a nice surprise, we had a long chat and then she invited me for next week for 4 days to Cologne. I thought that was a good idea, it was a very long time I hadn't been to Cologne.

3. My GPS which I had bought because it could be updated for a lifetime,  suddenly didn't update anymore. I got a pop up on my computer that there was not enough room. Mr. G. bought a card and I went to the shop where I had bought it, but they couldn't do anything it just didn't work. I decided to buy a new one before I drive to Germany, and give mine to Mr. G. because he only drives to unknown places very seldom. That's what we did, and I bought a Mio this time, which seems to be very complete and easy to use.

4. We have very strong wind for the moment and I blew nearly away when I walked to my car after some shopping ! Nicole came with Charlie, who is always so happy when he comes to us !



Apparently he starts to bark on the main street to tell Nicole that she has to turn now and continues until she stops in front of our house. As soon as she opens the door he runs to our entrance door and barks again. When I open he doesn't know what to do to show how happy he is and then he runs to the open fire where besides the wood logs I had put some toys for him. My cats don't bother anymore, they just continue to sleep on the beds ! Anyway he can't go there, I blocked the door.

5. After my painting class, where I started a new finger painting, a landscape. I started with a grey



background and a white cat inside, then I didn't like it and made the whole thing blue, after several other color layers, a landscape with the sea and a very cloudy sky came out. As it is not finished yet and it might change again, I didn't take a picture. The reality was I forgot. As you can see we are very modern, instead of copying from a photo, one copied from her smartphone !

After the painting course I went to the hairdresser it was necessary, my hairs had grown and this time she cut it shorter than usual. I thought if I don't like it it will grow again. Mr. G likes it and that's the most important.




more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.


more participants here at FIVE ON FRIDAY

26 comments:

Tricky Wolf said...

How sad that your partially sighted companics friends began to abandon her after her sight started to diminish, like you say, they were not friends at all! How lovely that she still can come out with you and have fun, you are a real friend to her

mamasmercantile said...

So sad that your friends sight affects friendship, not real friends at all. Hope you have a lovely time with your friends in Germany.

Pamela said...

Great post! Have a lovely time in Germany and tell us all about it.

Wendy said...

Definitely not friends if they abandoned her when she needed them more. You have a good group of friends keeping one another entertained. Especially Charlie :) I hope the storm passed you by as quickly as it did us. Yesterday was awful today it is bright and sunny. Have a good weekend.

Faith said...

I love playing Scrabble! Looks like a great time.
YAY for new hair cuts.....and I just love that photo at the top of your blog header. Enjoy the weekend!!

Andrew said...

It is a bit sad that your friend lost friends as her eyesight declined, but as we age we all lose friends.

Sharon Koole said...

What a wonderful time you had with your friends! Sad that your friend's friends seemed to abandon her after her sight slowly got worse. Not real friends. Funny that you called your friend in Germany - glad had a nice talk.

Happy Five on Friday!

Andrew said...

Oh yes, Cologne. We were there four years ago. It has trams. It is wonderful vibrant city, full of young people at university, history, modern shops and food queues for the poor. As you are not so poor and I am not so poor, there is a great outdoor restaurant with a good view of St Stephens, DOM.

A Colorful World said...

Lovely post! Some awesome friends...and wonderful activities!

Mara said...

I don't think I ever used a gps in Norway. Especially not where I live, I look at the map and memorize the road numbers.

Jo said...

How sad that Mirelle's "friends" abandoned her as her eyesight deteriorated! I'm glad she has you and that she still joins in games and fun. I love the idea that Charlie tells his mistress where you live. He really loves you. I look forward to reading about your trip to Cologne with your new GPS. Your hair looks very nice: it seems just like the other day that you said it was cut so short and you posted about it. It looks very nice now. My hair also grows very fast. Have a great weekend. Jo

Fun60 said...

Another trip to look forward to is just what you need at this time of the year.

Paula said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Friday's Fave Five. Scrabble is one of my all-time favorite board games. How nice that you have a good group of friends to spend time with. Good luck with your GPS!

Barbara H. said...

It's sad that people drop away from friends with disabilities or troubles. It's so good that your friend can get out to play and enjoy a game with you.

How fun to have an unexpected chat with your friend in Germany. I am quite dependent on my GPS for areas outside of my routine. I use one on my iPhone (Google Maps) that even tells me which lane I need to be in for the next turn.

I'm not an experienced painter, but I love that you can change directions with it pretty easily.

Lorrie said...

It's very sad when people become isolated and friendless because of disabilities. I'm glad you help your friend play Scrabble. I'm sure she enjoys it very much. Have a great trip to Germany with your new GPS card.

Mac n' Janet said...

What a shame about your friend's so-called friends. Sounds like you had another good week.

Linens and Royals said...

I like your new hair cut. It will be 'easy to manage' on your trip to Cologne.
Another Trip? say the 4 cats.

eclectichomelife said...

So glad she has you x

Crimson Kettle said...

It has been so windy hasn't it. Thank goodness the storm has passed now as there were a few trees down here and there. Enjoy your week. 😊

krishna said...

wow!! you are taking painting class!! that's so nice.. I've always wanted to take some painting classes , but I yet to do that...

Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

Tamago said...

I'm happy for Mireille that she got great friends like you after some disappeared from her life.
How exciting you are travelling to Cologne! Have a safe trip and I look forward to seeing many pictures :-)

Willow said...

I love how Charlie knows where you live an how he just struts in as if he owns your place too.
Enjoy your trip to Germany!

Susanne said...

Your scrabble group looks fun! Have a good time on your trip!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your hair is really cute! We (I) need a new GPS; I don't think I've heard of the brand you bought. That was a pretty nice mis-dial to get with a friend who invited you for a visit. You have nice friends!!

Wandering Wren said...

Enjoy your trip to Cologne, hope the weather is better for you there! I admire any dog that can look so relaxed in the presence of cats, our Crazy Poodle would not look as relaxed!
Safe travels!
Wren x

Amy at love made my home said...

I am sorry to be late visiting, but I wanted to wait until the link had closed and I could write to everyone who had taken part. Thank you so much for your support of Five On Friday this week and in the weeks gone by. I do so appreciate it and have really enjoyed reading your posts. I hope that you will enjoy going to the new link up just as much and will continue to take part. I hope that I will still see you at my blog sometimes, I will of course still be visiting you sometimes too! Best wishes and many thanks.