10 Apr 2017


This weekend we had a weather just like out of a fairy tail ! It was nearly summer temperature and at one time the thermometer rose to 25° !! Very unusual for April.

Each year there is the "Floralia Brussels" in the park of the castle "Chateau de Grand Bigard" I had always missed it for I don't remember what reason, but this year I went. It was the second day of the opening and it was just beautiful.

For two hours I walked through the park and admired the different flower beds.  There were tulips in the woods and so many colors ! An orchestra walked through the park and filled it with hunter music.

After my two hours I sat down and chatted a bit with the other people, before I returned home, rather exhausted. I will write an special post about this beautiful exhibition.

It hadn't been on the Brussels' Midi Market since a very long time, and decided to go there and maybe make a bargain. And I did ! I found two bathing suits Italian models, very chic and very cheap !

I also bought a bag because I had forgotten mine at home and a roasted chicken with vegetables. Once home I put the chicken quickly in a cupboard, because of my house thief, cat Arthur.

But he smelled the chicken in the bag and desperately climbed in the bag to check if there was not at least a crumb of chicken left ! He got part of it from Mr. G. of course in the evening.

We finished this nice weekend at the emergency service in our hospital ! Mr. G. scratching his back, had found something strange which he couldn't see and showed it to me. I am not quickly impressed by bloody injuries, but what I saw here I had never seen in my life. Part of his back was fire red and covered with black blisters ! I thought he had the pest which of course was nonsense. Anyway as it looked so horrible I drove him to the hospital although he felt nothing, no itches, no pain. There the doctor told him that he had the shingles  ! He has to take antibiotics and I have to disinfect his back. Strange is that it doesn't bother him at all. Besides the fact that he is very tired he has no other symptoms.

This ended our weekend the chicken was very good and Arthur happy !


Jo said...

Shadow would be the first to steal that chicken. I have to hide it in the oven before we eat it. Oh WOW! As you described the sights on Mr G's back, I immediately thought of shingles. He is lucky that he has no bad symptoms. But I hope he's better and healed soon! The garden tour you took us through was beautiful. I hope your weather is warm from now on!

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope that Mr G is all better again very soon!

Andrew said...

Shingles can be very serious. He is fortunate to not have pain.

Linens and Royals said...

Poor Mr G. I am sure the cats are being very sympathetic. Today I was immunized against shingles, Hope it works.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You deserve some wonderful weather -- glad you were able to get out and enjoy! Arthur is funny in that bag.

I'm hoping that Mr G's no-symptom attack of shingles doesn't get worse. It can be very painful according to some of my friends who have had attacks. We got vaccinations against it.