2 May 2018


Cleaning the TV

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1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Is there a flower you associate with a particular memory? Explain.

In Belgium it is the use to give a little bouquet of a lilly of the valley which is our mayflower  to family friends and neighbors. You can see stalls all along the main roads, or children selling little bouquets.

This year it had been too cold, they are just coming out, but I could offer some to my friends.

2. Last time you helped someone? Tell us how.

I gave some tips to a young woman who was looking for a job and was quite depressed that she didn't find any apparently it helped she got other ideas and was suddenly cheerful and full of hope. She speaks English which is rather seldom in France so she has even more chances.

3. It's National Salsa Month (the food, not the dance) so tell us, do you like salsa? Hot, medium, or mild? Homemade, store bought, or from your favorite restaurant only?

I don't know salsa it looks like chili con carne sauce when I googled and found a recepe. I would rather try out mild ! I don't like it too spicy.

4. When I was twelve years old...

I did a lot of roller skate with my friends and we started listening to Elvis Presley and I bought my first record. He was in Germany as soldier at that time I guess.   

5. It's the first of May so let's run with it-first things first, don't know the first thing about it, first dibs on something, first impression, first rate, first cousin, first string, first come first served, at first light-which phrase can best be applied to something in your life currently or even recently?

Difficult to answer that question at my vintage age ! It all had been probably, nothing is first !

6. Insert your own random thought here.

I just got back from the South of France where it was very warm, (see post below) and now I think that I am sitting here in a thick pullover with the heating on and think what I all have to do in the next days. 


Linens and Royals said...

I don't think Lily of the Valley grows well enough here to be giving bunches away. The May bush comes out in September and that's when my daughter has her allergies to the bush.

Michelle said...

Hi, Gattina! I'm visiting from the Hodgepodge.
I think the lily is a very pretty flower.
Thanks for sharing!

Maribeth said...

What a lovely idea to give Lily of the Valley. I shall have to think of that next year for my friends.
I am not a big salsa fan either unless it is served with warm tortilla chips!
I just stayed at a hotel on Cape Cod and got a First Rate room It was so large and comfortable, and we had beautiful views of the area.

Empty Nester said...

What a lovely tradition to give lilly of the valleys in May. How wonderful you were able to help brighten someone's day! We've been unseasonably warm all winter but spring has been both warm and chilly. The seasons seem to be wanting to switch places with each other. :) Have a wonderful day!

Cranberry Morning said...

Fun 12 year old memories. Our flowers are just beginning to here in NW Wisconsin. Only the tiny mayflowers and springing beauties are out in the woods.

William Kendall said...

Very cute!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

I love Lily of the Valley. It was my first perfume. Enjoy your week.

Debi said...

I love the idea of sharing flowers on May Day!

Wendy said...

We've had our heating back on too. But we are being promised better weather from tomorrow and quite warm by the weekend. I hope this time it lasts and the heating can stay off until later in the year! I love Lily of the Valley, such a pretty flower.

Loree said...

I think you should move to the south of France. That's a nice tradition to give Lily of the Valley flowers in May. We don't have such traditions here unfortunately.

mamasmercantile said...

I am wearing a thick pullover too and have the stove lit.

Mara said...

May 1st is first and foremost my parents' wedding anniversary. Very important in our family!