27 Dec 2017


Grandson discovers Egypt and a mummy !

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As there is a holiday break for Wednesday's hodgepodge, I take the opportunity to write for myself and those who are interested to read about our Christmas celebration.

We  celebrated here in Waterloo/Brussels, the German way on Christmas Eve, which means Father Christmas came through the chimney while we got dressed for the aperitif !

Fortunately he didn't get stuck with all the gifts he brought !

There was a happy little boy when he discovered all the boxes !

I have got this cute cat which is a piggy bank for my travels. And there was even a "starter" in it. The Trump looking like rider is Mr. Muscles which Toby had put on it. This thing was amazing you could pull arms and legs in all directions I thought it is an ideal gift for stressed people !

They also brought me this beautiful Christmas bouquet.

Then we had a light supper and I went to bed because I still suffer from the sequels of my flu.

When I woke up around midnight, Mr. G. told me that the 3 had gone to the hotel, because apparently in our guest room where until this day or rather night they had always slept, Toby couldn't sleep because he coughed, he is allergic to cats ! (having a grandson allergic to cats that just takes the bisquit) Strange is that the whole afternoon and evening he was completely normal. Maybe it's the fact that they were 3 in the room normally my DIL prefers to stay in Amsterdam, as she doesn't speak French and not everybody English I can understand that it's boring for her.

On Christmas day we had a wonderful lunch. Our friend Monique whose son is a wholesaler for seafood and fish,  had brought too much to his mother. She called me if we would like a lobster and some salmon. Of course I didn't say no !! It was absolutely delicious !

Now 7 year old Toby is very much interested in Egypt, ever since he got a book from his other Grandma "Dummie the mummy". Therefore I had brought from Egypt all kind of things, piramides, camels, gods etc. Even a sarcophagi with a mummy in it and a card with the Egyptian alphabet. I suggested to write "Merry Christmas"  not believing that he could, but he did ! He even added "to Tom" to his friend in Amsterdam, because the father was Egyptian !

On Christmas day we were all invited at my son's best friend, and as both sons became best friends too and are both the same age, it was a lot of fun ! Toby inspects the butterfly on Camille's pullover !

We had a raclette and all a very good appetite. That's fun to eat, everybody cooks his stuff himself and as desert we had the traditional "buche de Noël", or Yule Log.

I don't know what I have done, but I miss a lot of pictures on my photo camera. I think it's getting old.

So one year's end celebration is over, comes the next on Sunday.

My friend Ilona also had the flu while I was in Egypt and she told me that it takes at least 2 weeks to feel "normal" again. So I have to wait another week !


Colleen Looseleaf said...

I once knew shorthand but hieroglyphics would be even better! Looks like you all had a fun filled day.

NCSue said...

That first photo is hysterical!
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Andrew said...

Plenty of news in your post. Mr G is not wearing his red shirt and looks very smart.

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, I am so glad that you were able to spend it together. The fish lunch looks delicious.

Mara said...

It looks like you had a lovely celebration. And that piggy bank is fantastic! I only have a pineapple.

Loree said...

Glad you all had such a wonderful Christmas. I am sure that the piggy bank will come in handy. I keep a little jar in the laundry room and if I find money in pockets I place it there for a little present to myself. Unfortunately, I usually only find a few cents here and there.

Fun60 said...

How lovely that you celebrated Christmas altogether. You did well to be up and about after your bout of flu. WE are not as young as we used to be and it seems to take much longer to recover from these things.

likeschocolate said...

Looks like he is a very clever boy! Wishing you a Happy New Year!