2 Sept 2019


Each Friday evening during summer time Waterloo people gather in our park for a drink and snacks. Just behind me was this cute little dog !



It was a busy weekend in Waterloo (Belgium). There was street sale for the shops the Saturday

and the center was packed with people looking for a bargain. I didn't go I just went through by car and could take pictures because we moved like snails. I didn't need anything and was not in the mood to buy something either.

Instead I went to Myriam to talk about our Painting's class reorganization and especially publicity, we would need a few new members, sad to say, but some died and some were too old to continue.  It was still very hot 30° !

In the evening we all went to the Waterloo "Apero" it was a little cooler and there were quite a lot of people, I had bought a camping chair so I didn't have to look for a deckchair, there were a lot but apparently not enough. We had a real nice time and as usual I ate my portion of Belgian chips, which are especially good here.

Over the night we had a thunderstorm and the temperatures dropped by 10° ! It was cold !! At least I had the feeling. In the morning I did my blog stuff and in the afternoon I went to the second part of the street sales and this time also other events.

A big surprise ! A Venitian costume show went through the main street, and several orchestras in different costumes. Myriam, Ilona and I found a nice place on the street in front of an Italian restaurant and we could watch the whole show !

Suddenly a man who sat in front of me called me and showed me the orchestra who started to play a very famous Italian song. I was surprised that they sang in Italian, but then the man told me that it was for me ! Yes, they played for me. And I still don't know why ! But I was very happy !

and then we saw these men and women or couples in these beautiful Venetian costumes walking down the street ! It was a very cheerful atmosphere and everybody enjoyed our city fest very much !


  1. What a lovely weekend you had. The costumes and orchestra would have been fun to see. You were honoured to have them play for you.

  2. Sounds like fun on Friday evenings for all. Sometimes that traffic in Europe can really move like snails. Mom was sometimes stuck on the Autobahn for hours when she lived there. Not fun.

  3. wow!! you had Venetian masks chez vous! I missed them last few years in Brussels. greetings from Croatia ;-)

  4. What a fun time, it sounds like Waterloo has some amazing things to do on a regular basis - enjoy!

  5. Awww on that cute pup. I'd have tried to love on it. I ♥ pups. Kitties too.

    How great that the band played a song just for you. That's most wonderful.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, and week, Gattina. ♥

  6. What a delightful post! I've greatly enjoyed the photos of the street show with its orchestra, costumes, people.
    Good for you having some belgium chips!

  7. How lovely to see the people in Venetian costume. They look very elegant. Looks like you had an enjoyable weekend. We've finally had rain but it's still rather warm.

  8. Sound like great time you had.
    Coffee is on


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