20 Feb 2017

WEEKEND REVIEW FEBRUARY 20

Mr. G's friend from his Whist card playing had invited us to a Chinese restaurant.



Unfortunately we couldn't use the fancy garden seats, it was far too cold. Inside it was very cosy and we spend a nice time together.



I had Peking duck with noodles, Mr. G. Scampis and our friend duck à l'orange. As desert we both had a Dame Blanche (vanilla and chocolate ice with whipped cream) and Chinese donuts. It was all very good.

In the afternoon we went to Toyota. Mr. G.'s car is now 10 years old and starts to get ouchies. We thought before it is getting worse and also to get more money when they take back the old car it was better to sell it now and buy a new one . I had seen a little Kia which belonged to a friend, but then we decided to buy the little Toyota Aigo.



It's just perfect for Mr. G. who only drives very short distances and mostly only in Waterloo. We made an excellent deal, and were both happy about our purchase. Now he has to wait until end March before he gets the new car.

After a few warm days it suddenly became quite cold, too cold for me to go out ! But in the evening Nicole and I went to a theatre play, which was really excellent.



It was performed by hobby actors in a huge room belonging to the city. We got sandwiches, cakes and drinks before it started. The title was : The Trial of Marie Dugan. What I didn't know was that the whole play was as if we would attend a real trial, the actors who were witnesses were sitting amongst us, but we didn't know ! When the judge entered the stage the clerk asked the audience to stand up what we did of course all a little surprised and with laughter. The whole play was made just like a real trial ! I had never attended a trial, so this was my first one and very special  !

11 comments:

Jo said...

oh wow, every one of those dishes at the Chinese restaurant, look scrumptious. It looks so cozy in there too. What an interesting play you attended; it would have appealed to me too. Congratulations to Mr G on his new car (when it arrives!)

Mara said...

I have a Toyota Aygo and they are brilliant for short trips. I wouldn't want to drive one from my home to my parents' home though!

mamasmercantile said...

The food looks amazing. I love the idea of a mock trial at the theatre, what fun.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - the Chinese meal looks good! New car ... lucky Mr G and then the theatre - sounds like great fun ... cheers Hilary

Loree said...

My mum got an Aygo last summer and she loves it. I got a Yaris two years ago and I mostly have good things to say about it.

Fun60 said...

The play sounded interesting, I like the idea of audience participation.

pattisjarrett said...

Looks like a feast! Dessert looks really good. I've not heard of Chinese donuts. Cute car! The waiting is so hard! The play sounds like a lot of fun.

Linens and Royals said...

I haven't seen that type of car here yet. Food looks good. A very interesting play. I was on a jury once and I didn't enjoy it.

Tamago said...

That looks very nice Chinese restaurant. The dessert Dame Blanche looks so yummy!
The play sounds fun! I like the kind that you can participate. My coworker went to see a show and he got invited on to the stage. That would make me little nervous, though :-)

Wendy said...

The chinese food looked very appetising and the plays sounds interesting. Our DIL has an Aigo but they recently traded up to a Yaris as they wanted something a little bit bigger.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The play sounds quite interesting and different from the usual. It was a nice weekend -- congrats to 'mr G' on the new car. It was a good time to trade up.