Somebody had recommended me a new lung doctor in a little town near Waterloo. I have to say I was a little fed up with my pneumologist because she was very expensive and a real pessimist, because I got the impression that I had already one foot in my grave.
We all were used to go to the Braine hospital belonging to Waterloo too, but it had become a real factory over the years and it's not at all the same anymore. You are just a number.
This one was a medical center and in a house, it was old, but the machines were the same and modern and that's what counts. The doctor was very friendly and competent and an optimist, he prescribed me a new inhaler and told me that I don't have to worry. I paid less then half because in Belgium "posh" doctors can ask what they want, but the health insurance always pays the same amount for the consultation. I was quite happy with the result at least it hasn't gotten worse.
Finally spring arrived and we had sunshine and Ilona and I celebrated her birthday outside sitting outside.
it was a wonderful day, and you could hear everywhere the lawn mowers !
On Sunday it became even better the temperature climbed up to 25°C (77 F) and made the warmest April day ever since 1902 !
My friend Bunny who had the intention to do her paper work on this Sunday left everything when I called her and proposed a walk to the park of the Chateau de la Hulpe.
We walked along the lake and the orchards there were a lot of people who had the same idea as we had and had a drink on the terrace of the restaurant near the castle. Which of course was full and we had to wait a little until we got a table with two chairs. Since we know each other since we were teenagers there are always a lot of memories to dig out and we enjoyed the first real sunshine.
Mr. G. sunshine or not was glued on the TV screen to watch the Formular 1 and was happy that Ferrari won again which hadn't happened in the last years. I have to admit I couldn't care less.
It is really amazing what such a warm and sunny day can do I was feeling much better
and could have purred in the sunshine like cat Arthur did.