1 Dec 2018


I had gone to a movie with two friends. When I came home I realized that I had forgotten my keys ! I was locked out. I didn't worry too much as Mr. G. was home and probably sleeping. Sad for him that I had to wake him up to open the door.

I rang the doorbell. Nothing. No noise at all. I knocked at the door and rang the bell at the same time. Still no move in the house. He must be in a very deep sleep.

Finally I took my mobile and called. The phone rang and rang, no answer. I tried the other phone and let it ring, nothing. Never had I thought that he was in such a deep sleep. He was home I was sure as his car was in front of the house.

My friend who was with me, took her mobile and rang his mobile, while I called the normal phone. It rang and rang. At the same time I also rang the door bell. Now there were 3 bells ringing.

After a long while which seemed to me like an eternity, finally we heared a noise, then a deep cough followed by "Is that you" ? Yes I shouted, it's me since 15 minutes I try to wake you up ! He looked half asleep and had two question marks in his eyes. I didn't hear anything, he said. Yes, I answered that I have realized ! Your sleep was not deep, it was as if you were dead !

He was offended when I told him what we had done to wake him up and returned to bed.

A little later we both bursted out in laughter ! Sleeping so deeply was really more than special !

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30 Nov 2018


The week started with thinking about the suitcase and what to take along to Egypt. Apparently it is hot during the day, but cool in the evening, so we needed at least one cardigan.

Our flight ticket had 9 pages to be printed and as Nicole and I were on the same documents, I got crazy and asked her for help. We seperated the papers and threw half of them away !

Chantal's son drove us to the airport. On the way we had quite an adventure, there was a taxi driving like crazy cutting the way of the other cars and changed the lines. Son is police inspector and he followed the car like in a movie chasing the taxi , but he lost it in the garage of the airport. We had some adrealine during the chase !

Our flight was rather boring, we had all wheelchair assistance because the way from the entrance to the plane is about 2 km long if not more and Chantal with her crutches, Nicole with her ankle and I with my breathing had asked for it anyway it costs nothing. The good thing is that you have priority everywhere, they take care of your suitcase and you go quickly through all controls.

Here we waited for the wheelchairs or little electric cars to be driven to the plane.

Arriving in Hurghada, we had immediately a taxi which drove us to our hotel (our second home meanwhile)

A lot of renovations had been done, and the restaurant looked real nice now in blue and white, all light colors. The lamps too had been replaced by very modern once.

Outside everything was freshly repainted and the steps to the swimming pool renewed.

The beachbeds were new and the island had been enlarged.

There was a new Yakuzzi a quite big one, but out of order, because it was leaking. In the next days it will be usable again.

The swimming pool is also bigger and looks beautiful when it's dark

A new bar was also built for smoking water pipes

The first day on the beach early mornings, we are tired from the flight and the climate change

little birds were cleaning the breakfast tables outside the restaurant.

and a new barbecue area is been built but not yet ready !

That's all news I have for now it's so wonderful to be in the warm sun and at home it's cold and rainy !

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27 Nov 2018


I am happy ! This morning I will fly to Egypt together with 3 friends where we will spent 2 weeks holidays in Hurghada, in the warm sunshine, escaping the rainy, grey and misty days in Brussels !

If I find time, during holidays you are always so busy with laying around, eating, swimming etc, I will write a little diary every day.

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26 Nov 2018


This weekend we had visitors, son and grandson came to celebrate Toby's birthday for the second time, here in Waterloo with his little friend Benji.

After having played football (soccer) in the garden and it started to rain, they came inside and watched a bit TV. Toby's French improves each time, as Benji only speaks French and English, as his mother is an English girl. I call them the "United colors of Benetton" together they look like an advertising !

Benji's sister is now 11 and my son's godchild. She has grown so much in a year and is a very nice girl. In the evening we had a Raclette

Different sorts of sliced cheese, ham, pieces of chicken and beef

Fun was we did our cooking ourselves

The "wine tasters"

The highlight of the two 8 year old was of course the birthday cake ! It tasted delicious !

We sang "Happy Birthday" half English half French

Mr. G helped Camille with her Unicorn outfit ! I want the same !!

On Sunday Mr.  G slept until 10.30 ! Instead of hopping around since 6 or 7 am ! That hadn't happened since ages ! I even checked to see if he was still breathing ! So we had a brunch and then we had an appointment with all of them for a bowling game.

The Waterloo bowling is really very nice and huge ! It was fully packed and we just could get the last free lane. The men played and the women chatted !

After some difficulties they finally all found the right shoe size. The fathers played too.

Benji's mother and I had a lot of fun watching them. Too quick the time was over and we had to leave. We said good bye to Benjy and family and returned home. My son and Toby had a sandwich before leaving for Amsterdam.

And for the eternity a last picture was taken from the grandparents (including Arthur) and Toby.

A very nice weekend with a lot of fun !