1 Jun 2018



The weak started with a heat wave and I thought I would melt. I told Mr. G. not to be surprised if he would find some bones, grease and hairs on our terrace which would be my remains.

I moved my office outside

there it was nice and a little windy and I could do my things in company of Arthur, who also entertained me with special positions !

We still have not all the documents required for our trip through the Northern countries. My friend came over and we tried to do it together ! We had to book a bus for Amsterdam where the trip starts and this was confirmed and paid without any problems. Same for the hotel in Amsterdam, we managed to get the same hotel where we all get together and start the tour the next day. This took us almost the whole afternoon, before we could sit a bit outside and have a drink.

I finally got the recommendation letter for Russia from my travel company it's all written in Russian only my name I could read ! This was really important because we have to apply for a visa, for all other countries we only need our passport.

Now that 99 % of the travel organization is done I finally can enjoy the fact that I will see so many countries !

Our TV program was interrupted because a crazy man (this time a Belgian) had killed two police women and a young man who sat in his car. People say they have heard "Allah agbar" before he was killed by  the police. We are not so shocked as it was for the first time when it happened. I think unfortunately we get used to these events !

We had changed our Scrabble day, because two of our friends were on holidays.

We played at Nicole's, it was rather difficult and  I lost. And while we were laughing and had fun, her neighbor worked in the already perfect garden and we wondered what was still to do in there. She is a bit strange, cleaning is her hobby and I have never seen her without boots and working gloves !!

For the first time since a few month I had started painting again. Suddenly I had an inspiration. This time I didn't paint a cat but I tried something abstract and "painted" with a sponge. The result was better than I thought and I was happy.

It had rained a bit but the temperature is still around 25 °C and I have the impression to sit in a hothouse !

Comment emails are still not arriving in my email inbox ! I wonder how long it will take to fix this problem. Has anybody an idea ??

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Mara said...

The weather here has been lovely as well. Perhaps not quite heat wave, but definitely better than my sister told me I could expect! Rain is expected today and tomorrow though. After that we'll see.

I don't understand anyone who willingly cleans and such. Especially on nice days. I would much rather sit outside and enjoy the sun.

William Kendall said...

We have heat here in the upper twenties at present.

Tamago said...

I think Arthur is a very good company :-)
I love your abstract painting. It's beautiful!

Barbara H. said...

I'm glad for you that some of the complications of planning the trip are done and you can look forward to the fun part. That's sad about the shooting. It's fun to try something new with art.

Fun60 said...

Your trip looks very exciting and lots of interesting cities to visit. Later in the year I am visiting the Baltic states: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland. Did wonder about going to St Petersburg but didn't fancy the long ferry trip from Helsinki so I'll leave that for a separate trip. Sitting in the sunshine is rare these days so why use a sunny day to work. I like the view from your office.

Ann said...

I like your abstract painting very much. The colors are wonderful.
I hope your trip goes very well for you and that you have a wonderful time on your travels!
Arthur looks like a very nice friend to have :)

Loree said...

I love your abstract painting. Yes, I think there is a heatwave moving through Europe. I can't believe it's so hot and it's still the beginning to June. I will soon migrate to Ireland if this goes on!

Wendy said...

Yes good weather makes everything seem better. An outside office is a great thing to have especially with Arthur for company.

Susanne said...

Wow, that is quite a trip you have booked! So nice that you get to travel and see all those countries with friends. If your friend's neighbor is anything like my mom she is out working in the garden whether it needs it or not because she finds it relaxing. It certainly is not my cup of tea.