11 Jan 2019


The week started again with grey and cold weather,  and  I thought I would need another warm polar suit so that I could change, but going out and walking from shop to shop and maybe get a flu, made me hesitate but then I found the solution, I went to the shopping center where I had all shops and it was warm and I also could have a coffee.

Of course I didn't find what I was looking for, there were polar suits but only in animal shape, as cat, bear or as unicorn ! Although I am not a shy person I thought it wouldn't be so appropriate for a vintage lady to open the door as cat, bear or unicorn with ears and one horn and tails !

When I came back I googled for such a suit found a very nice one without an animal face cap and tail.

A friend had invited me to see her Christmas decoration, as she does it real artistically and each year in another colour. This year it was in pink. It certainly had been a lot of work and looked beautiful.

We had our weekly scrabble this time at Nicole's and had a lot of fun with her little cat Isis.

Isis thinks she should help in the household and each night pulls out Nicole's pullovers and carries them from the bedroom into the living room ! Poor Nicole each morning has to laugh and puts them back ! Now Isis has also started to nearly open the drawers of the bedside table, but so far only manages to pull out some pieces. I think in a short time she will learn to open drawers !

After having checked my camera, she settled down on my purse ! I am sure it was because it smelled so good my cats ! Isis has the most beautiful crosseyed eyes !!

Mireille had really funny letters for her game that's why I took a photo. To make a word with 5 O's and one L is rather difficult. Nevertheless she won again and I was lost ! The fruit cake was delicious and despite the awful weather we had a very nice afternoon.

During my painting lesson I tried again a "pouring" painting,  I don't know what I have done but it went completely wrong. My table was full of different colors and looked like a modern painting itself. It took me half an hour to clean up everything ! And with that I forgot to take a picture of this disaster !!

And another week flew by !

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10 Jan 2019


With our three cats sunrise is a kind of alarm clock. In winter it's OK because it is dark until 9 am and by that time I am up to feed the three room tigers, meowing for breakfast,  before my eardrum has burst.

In summer it becomes more complicated. We have shutters on the windows in the whole house except of course at the entrance door. Unfortunately for me, there are little windows at the door which lets the sun shine through. The cats, even if they are in a dark bedroom feel that the sun rises at 6 am so they think they should get up too, and when they get up there stomachs claim, which causes a concert in my room. I tried to pretend not to hear but after half an hour I gave up. My principle that I am the boss turned out not to be true. They are. Nobody can stand three cats singing with all their heart, not all together but one by one, or two together or one alone. The noise is the same.

After having given up to be the boss, as soon as one says "meow" I jump out of my bed, find half asleep the way to the kitchen, take the cat food, fill in three bowls and return as quick as possible into my bed until the shutters open for my personal sunrise, which of course I can't see anymore because by the time I get up the sun is shining !

Sometimes mostly during holidays I manage to watch the sun going up over the sea or a lake or a mountain, but at home almost never. I have to admit sometimes I cheat, because on a photo you can't really tell if it is a sunrise or a sunset !!

My sunrise alarm clocks

9 Jan 2019


Guess where I was ?

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8 Jan 2019


Just Jot it prompt - "Self" by Ritu

Most of my blogfriends know that my mood depends very much on the weather and the light. If the sun is shining both selves in me are happy, if it rains or it is grey and cold and humid, both selves are very unhappy. I don't remember who had said that humans are the only creatures who can hold a conversation with themselves. There are two in us, one is the brain and the other the heart. The brain is more easy to manage then the heart ! If you fall in love with an impossible guy and your brain directed inner self says, stop it, the other doesn't agree, or it is very hard.

Yesterday was a day where my both selves were not very happy, it was cold, grey, very humid and just disgusting. I was looking for something to cheer me up ! And suddenly I thought, India is just around the corner a couple of streets further ! I'll go there !

And that's what I did, I went to the shop Mala India, which is not really a shop. It is presented like an Indian house.

There is a corner when you come in with a fountain and little chairs where you can have Indian tea. There is Indian music which is good to calm you down if you are agitated. Friendly ladies are chatting, people are reading it is very peaceful and all this beautiful furniture and Indian decorations around makes the place special and cosy. 

You can walk from one room to the other and buy the exposed things, the furniture too

the windows and the carved wooden pannels

There is a "kitchen" with shelves where you find all possible Indian spices and rice and other food.

A room for fabric and lamps

Beautiful doors

Even a slide

Ribbons and buttons


and myself in a mirror

A long way leading to the bedroom

interrupted by a dining room

Entrance to the bed room

The bedroom

When you leave the bedroom

Plenty of Buddhas

and carved items

It's really very pleasant to sit down or make a little tour in this house. Sometimes I also buy something but this time I didn't.

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7 Jan 2019


Just jot jan / #SoCS 7/1/19 - Memento

The only highlight this weekend was the invitation from my friend Monique, who had invited our girl's group to have our first drink of 2019 and at the same time celebrate Epiphany, or Three Kings day, one day earlier.

with a glass of Champagne and the King cake (Galette des rois)

This was our Three King's cake not yet touched. Inside is hidden a "fève" which represents a little figurine. In the past it was mostly religious, today you find everything from a Donald Duck to the Holy Mary. The one who finds the fève in his part of cake, hopefully not bites on it and damages his teeth, becomes King or Queen and has to wear the crown. As we had two cakes we also had two queens. I remained untitled ! Our dentists are certainly disappointed because nobody broke a tooth.

Sunday it was a real "stay at home" weather, grey, humid and cold. I discovered the "Just Jot It" word for  Jan 7,which was "memento" ! After having studied the internet from top to bottom or from one end to the other I found out that memento has so many meanings ! It was a movie, several restaurants but also different meanings. I stated with relief that my memento are the fèves because they will always remind me this nice afternoon where we celebrated Epiphany together !