16 Nov 2018


I thought I would have a nice quiet morning, but after having answered comments, I wanted to start with my Berlin post. It was more difficult as I thought, because after such a long time, I didn't always remember what was on the pictures.

To distract me a bit I surfed a on youTube to find little videos about what we are doing in our painting class the "Pouring". Suddenly amongst the artist videos was one which showed a little boy looking out in the rain with his football in his hands. And then suddenly he had one to play inside ! Immediately I thought that this is the perfect birthday gift for grandson Toby, as he has become a football fan !

He can play inside without damaging the furniture or the window glass, it can be used as Hockey ball or even for curling with a broom ! So I started to find a shop who would sell it. I spend the whole morning on Internet to find this balloon. It was available in France on an Internet site, but they didn't deliver to Belgium. I found another site in Germany they didn't deliver to Belgium either. The one in Belgium had never heard about this ball. Near a nervous breakdown because all five minutes interrupted by a certain husband, I finally found one in  the Netherlands. I asked my son to order it so it would be there on his birthday Saturday.

This time it was my turn to receive my Scrabble partners and I had been again in the English shop and had bought a cake with fudge, an apple crump cake and a caramel cheesecake. They were delighted nobody had ever had fudge or the apple or cheesecake.

Chocolate fudge and cheesecake and it really was delicious, fortunately they left some for Mr. G !

I lost again, but at least we had a nice afternoon, because the day had started bad again ! I wanted to make a cup of coffee, with my Senseo coffee machine, it made half a cup and then gave up its soul. Just the day when I had the girls for coffee !

I jumped in my clothes and went to a shop to buy a new one. I wanted the same ! Surprise it costed the double after 3 years ! So I choose another, which is much better because it also makes capuccino, espresso and normal coffee. I could inaugurate the new coffee machine with my friends !

 The new coffee machine

On Wednesday the new sofas should be delivered. I just went to my aqua gym, while Mr. G. stayed home in case the truck would arrive. Nothing arrived not even in the afternoon. Or yes, something arrived .... an email telling us that they had loaded the sofas in the wrong truck and it would only arrive tomorrow between 8 am til 10 pm !!! We stayed at home for nothing, and I had some shopping to do ! 

Finally this morning I got an email that the sofas are on the truck and we could follow on Google map the way of the driver ! Great !

I had time to go to my painting class where I had done a "pouring" painting, which was dry now.

I swear I didn't kill somebody ! You never know what is coming out when you pour the colors over the canvas !

When I came home the truck was near and arrived in half an hour. In no time the two guys had carried the 5 boxes into the living room and put them together.

I was very happy, the leather was soft and everything seemed OK

and so it looks finished. You have 3 recliners and one seat in the middle of the three seats you can use as a table. My fear that the cats would love the leather was unfounded because, they just sniffed a bit and that was it. Of course now, while I am typing both have chosen one sofa ! As long as they behave I have nothing against it. And Mr. G. is allowed to splash his coffee around now. It's easy to clean !

In the afternoon I will take the bus to Amsterdam to celebrate Toby's 8th birthday ! Time goes so fast !

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Andrew said...

Very similar to our lounge suite. I can imagine watching the delivery truck on Google Maps, and at times wondering why is it going that way? We live here. It is going the wrong way. Very good birthday idea for Toby.

Maribeth said...

I will be toasting Toby tomorrow when I drink my (our) Birthday Champagne! I cannot believe he is 8 years old! Where did the time go?
I love the new furniture! I keep telling Jack we need it, but his chair is fine so he thinks mine is too. It is not! Anyway, what do the cats think of the new furniture?

William Kendall said...

It'll take the cats a few days to get used to the new furniture.

Tamago said...

Your new coffee machine is so pretty. I've never seen one like that before. Your mug is pretty as well :-)
I wish you a fun and safe trip to Amsterdam. Happy birthday to your grandson!

Fun60 said...

Your furniture looks very smart and comfortable. I love your scabble afternoons as you always have delicious treats. Enjoy your time with the birthday boy.

Barbara H. said...

Happy birthday to Toby! So glad you were able to find someone that could deliver the toy. Your Scrabble refreshments look very good! Your furniture looks great!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm glad you could go to Toby's party .... with all my 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grands, so far I have only attended two birthday parties (except for their one-year old ones, which are family only affairs). So you are a lucky grandmother (I think). Your furniture looks beautiful and practical. We need a new sofa for our new (small) home here in Oregon ... hard to choose because it has to be the exact right size. It sounds as if delivery people are the same the whole world over.

I hope the link to my blog works now -- we had some troubles.

Willow said...

Happy Birthday to Toby! The decade went by so quickly!
Your sofas are beautiful. They make me want to get some new sofas and recliners for my little cottage.

Susanne said...

Happy birthday to your grandson. How fast he has grown! That is a cool soccer toy you found for him. Your furniture looks very comfortable, glad you finally have it. Hard to fathom you ladies have never had cheesecake! It is a staple dessert around here and you can find it anywhere in all sorts of flavors! Glad you enjoyed it.

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

delicious foods and beautiful new furniture.
have a great day