A classmate from my painting course had moved away from Waterloo into the Flemish part of the country. They had sold their house and wanted to rent an apartment for their "old" days. She had invited us to see her new home. It was so beautiful, I just wanted to stay. She and her husband are real Brussels' people and therefore have no language problems because they speak both fluently Flemish (Dutch) and French. In the Flemish part of the country the houses and rents are cheaper than in the Walloon part. Probably because of the taxes. In such a mini country we have different tax laws !
They have no stairs at all living on the first floor. Two bedrooms are enough for the two of them and the rest is open plan ! Very cosy and very practical, to stay there for the rest of their lives.(as you can see she too is a cat lover !)
They also have a huge tiled terrace and then comes grass. But they have nothing to do not mow the lawn at all until the end of the second flower pot the lawn is fake and the other part is cut so shortly that you don't even see where the fake ends and the real begins. Great idea !
They had also to give up their house because the maintenance became to heavy they had a huge garden. Now they are happy and we had a great afternoon on the terrace even the sun was with us !
On Sunday was a town fair in the neighbour city. Nicole and I made a little walk to see how the festivities went on. But there was nothing special to see, it looked just like last year.
The man left is in my Facebook group "Vivre à Waterloo" and belonged to the orchestra. I took the photos from behind a stand so he couldn't see me, I will surprise him with the pictures tomorrow.
There was a lot of food and drinks all around and I had already enough from only looking ! Nicole found a nice blouse and a skirt. I found nothing !
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