14 Oct 2017


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2. Peuple
3. City & towns

There is no order in my office ! That has to change !

Tourist group in Belfast listening to the guide

Dublin ..... works, works, works

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Arthur's garden survey

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13 Oct 2017


Skies behind grids. Nice skies are missing in this fall weather !

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1. As we were 4 scrabbler, I was the 2nd last or the 2nd first it depends if you think positive or negative. Anyway we had a nice time and a lot of laughter. We also noticed that more and more English words are accepted now in the famous French dictionary "Larousse". One grumbled that French would completely disappear if it continued like that.

2. Sometimes you or rather I need a lazy day, where a part from blogging I watch a movie or two or three. Unfortunately I had to go out our freezer was as empty as my wallet and I had to fill it in.


Each morning when I open my eyes I see Mr. G. face over me asking : "What do we eat tonight" instead of a friendly "good morning" (that happens too of course, he is not that bad) with the result that I could jump at his throat and kill him ! What do I know what to eat in the evening, when I just left dreamland ??

4. My friend Bunny who has moved near us now invited me yesterday for a coffee and we put my pictures of London on her computer. She is a beginner but it worked well, she is 76 and learns quickly which means that age is not an excuse for NOT learning or understanding. I also made her a Facebook page and now she can see what her 13 nieces and nephews are writing and her son too. So far she was frustrated not to know. Curiosity is also a vice which naughty men think to be typical female !

5. I brought my little travel computer to the painting course so that everybody could see the photos from our Exhibition.Now they can choose which one they want. I had just finished when a young lady showed up for a presentation of new pastel painting material. She had opened a new shop, called Pierre-papier-ciseaux (which is the name of a children game) and means Rock-paper-Scissors. She showed us how to use it and it was quite interesting. Apparently it was new and came from the States.

But maybe you know it already. Anyway it is easy to use and looks very good.

Nicole absolutely wanted to eat a steak (I don't know for what she need forces) so 4 of us went with her in a old new restaurant and I have to say it was really good. And as I was out already, I thought I also could go to the hairdresser what I did. Now I have a new head.

Which Rosie reluctantly let me show on her selfie !

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11 Oct 2017



The grandpa of a Pub

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Yes I am a naughty cat, I don't like to be brushed you can run behind me as long as you wish !

Sigh of pleasure ! The best occupation is still napping he whole day (with a short interruption for my stomach)

Phew ! these young kitten why do they have to be so noisy ?? I had to take the earplugs off the music was too loud !


1. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your sense of direction? 1=can't find my way out of a paper bag and 10=if I've been somewhere once I can find it blindfolded ten years later.

My rate would be minus 1, I don't find the house of my friend only after maybe 3 years. When I have to go direction sea you can be sure that I arrive in the mountains on the opposite side. My left is my right when I drive !

When was the last time you looked at/used a map you could hold in your hand? (phones don't count!)

Holding a map often but unfolded. It's useless I don't understand where I am in this modern art design ! I have difficulties with east, west, and north and on the London Tube map my husband wrote : Up, down, left, right !

back east, down south, out west, up north
No idea where back east is, same with the rest ! Long live my GPS !!!

Choose one of these directional expressions and tell us why you chose it.

Can't choose as I don't know where they are ! Don't want to end up at the Northpole either

2. Did you do more talking or listening yesterday? Is that typical? Describe your yesterday in one word.

Listening, because I was alone at home and only the cats said a word from time to time to which I answered with a "Shut up" . And no, that's not typical at all.

Time, money, water-power-resources, opportunity...which one on the list are you most guilty of wasting? What might you do to change that?

I think I don't waste anything or maybe a little. At my vintage age I feel not guilty and I don't change anything. 

4. Did your family take regular vacations when you were a kid? Tell us something you remember about a family roadtrip from your own childhood.

My parents took regular vacations, but without me they dropped me off at my grandma. I can't remember any family roadtrips from my childhood as there were no cars in the 50th. 

5. If you could grow anything you wanted, what would you grow? Why?
Nothing. I would sit down on a bench and watch flowers growing. Why ? because I love flowers

6. Insert your own random thought here.
A cup of coffee pleeeaaase !

10 Oct 2017


Every two years the city of Waterloo organizes an "Artist tour" which allows leisure or professional artists to expose their art in different places of the city, private houses, or in halls, in exhibition centers etc. So this weekend I was busy with our exposition, which took place in our usual room.

For the beginning we had to find a nice poster, and our teacher came up with a great idea, she made a huge puzzle and gave each of us a piece where we had to paint something on. Then she collected the painted pieces and it gave this result !

The puzzle was put together each piece randomly

Then came my turn with the practical informations.

On Friday we spent the whole afternoon hanging up the paintings and for this purpose panels were installed. We had some men in our group, but over the years they are gone or not able anymore to carry heavy things. We hired a young student who did the hard work for us.

When all paintings had been on the panels and tables, Annie added her self made bouquets to give a cheerful touch.


And so looked the room when nobody was there

Sunday the day started very well for me, first I got up too late which usually never happens,  so I missed the beginning, then looking down on my bag I noticed that I had no shoes on but my red white dotted slippers ! I asked what I should do, after everybody had laughed enough, they said I could keep them nobody would notice, but I thought Mr. G. will come anyway so he can bring me my shoes. I called him and explained which one. The result was that Mr. G. arrived with a huge bag full of shoes, pretending that he didn't know which pair I wanted to wear ! Men ....

The problem with the shoes solved, I walked visitors from panel to panel or table,

Here is Nicole showing the paintings to her daughter and granddaughter.

I tried to sell some stones transformed into cats, but due to the economical crises not one was sold !

My friend Annie who had painted the horses had sold them all ! We all agreed they are really beautiful !

When I came home at 7 pm I was exhausted !

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