The week started me feeling like on holidays, the sun was shining and it was warm, despite the weatherman's announced rain !
We could scrabble outside. We were only 3 because Nicole is on Holidays in Turkey and the other friend makes a round trip through the USA. It's always nice to get together and after the game we chat over a cup of coffee with cake.
The fake flowers in our front yard got competition
The rhododendron was in full bloom ! Unfortunately now it starts to loose the petals !
This year in August I will make a big trip as you can see below ! I am travelling with my friend Bunny and we had to prepare all documents and papers and whatsoever for the Russian visa !
It was so complicated ! Now we have all informations I "only" have to fill in the application form and gather all requested documents. To my surprise when I called the Russian Embassy the guy spoke English and not French. In the past nobody spoke English it was forbidden because of the cold war. The only foreign language which was allowed was French the once official language for diplomats. At the consulate it was the same but I could choose between English and French, but the girl there also preferred English.
Aqua gym was as usual, we were not many people, most of the retired people are on holidays now to avoid the mass with children and expensive prices in July and August, which is high season mostly everywhere. So we had more than enough room to hop around.
It had been over a week that we haven't met Ilona, because she had a lot of work to do in her house, replacing the floors, paint the walls etc. But yesterday we could sit in her garden it was so warm that we moved into the shade under a tree.
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In the evening a thunderstorm started, fortunately apart from very heavy rain we had nothing, but in other parts around Waterloo there were a lot of flooding, and lots of damages ! Poor people who lost all their furniture and the houses are full of mud.
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