31 Jan 2020


Apparently our Scrabble group of five had all a boring weekend and we were really happy to play our games. I was not very concentrated and lost. Anyway somebody had to win and one to loose.

and as usual Miss Isis watched over our game. When we had finished we got banana and strawberry cake. Nicole fears for her weight !

I had checked the stock of cleaning products and noticed that quite a lot was missing. Such romantic things like washing powder and softener in big bottles amongst other things. Fortunately I had brought my caddie with me because I can't carry such heavy things anymore. Often somebody helps me to put my things  in the car, but this time there was nobody. But I managed and am still alive.

On my way back I stopped at Nicole's and she told me about a neighbor who lives alone and had a total loss with her car. There are no shops around and you really need one, but she didn't want a ride, she wanted a bottle of wine and it was urgent because she trembled over her whole body. Poor Nicole didn't know what to do and finally gave her a little bottle she couldn't leave her like that. But she informed the social services that this woman had a real problem and her son should be informed.

My cleaning lady is still in Ireland to help or rather assist her daughter who had married an Irish with the new born baby boy.  Thanks to Facebook I have found one who replaces her and who is as good as mine and very nice. I am so glad, because with my asthma crisis from time to time I can't do very much.

That's why we also have decided to sell our house and move closer to the city center of Waterloo in an apartment. The house really becomes too big especially taking care of the garden !

We didn't have painting class this week, but decided to go for lunch together as we always do after class. We tried a new one, which I had seen very often and always thought it would be a little thing, nothing special,  kind of fast food decoration.

To my big surprise it was huge and beautifully decorated ! The name didn't fit because it is called "Le monde est petit" which means "the world is small" but the restaurant certainly not !!

The food was delicious, for 16 €, all you can eat, you had Chinese, Italian or French food, you choose. A cold and warm starter a main course and a variety of desert ! We almost exploded when we came out.

I went home and digested in front of an Inspecteur Barnaby who solved 4 murders ! And then it was supper time,  but not for me !!

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  1. Are you really putting your house up for sale now? You won't regret it, I never have.

  2. That restaurant looks amazing. Yes it's hard to maintain a house as we get older. Exciting times ahead for us both.

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  4. Oh I hope Nicole's neighbor will be OK. I think it will be a good change to move to a smaller place near city center. It sure gets harder to take care of a large house even when you have a help.
    The restaurant looks so nice with a large variety :-)

  5. What amazing value that restaurant is as well as delicious looking food. Didn't realise you were thinking of moving. Are you hoping to move soon?

  6. Isis is such a good su-purr-visor.

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  8. The food in the restaurant looked amazing, so tasty and a great price. Hoping all goes well and you manage to downsize your home, we have never regretted it.

  9. Do you have a time frame in mind about when you want to move?

  10. I hope Nicole's neighbor will be ok. We've thought about downsizing in the future, but not any time soon. I like having space when people visit, but I know there will come a time when I won't be able to keep up with our house any more. Happy apartment hunting!

  11. Four murders? That’s not a lot for Midsomer and Inspiring Barnaby! Aren’t you glad you don’t live in that town! ... I am (seriously now) very glad you and “Mr G” have decided to move. Even with your robot lawn mower a house and yard is too much work after a time. You will still be close enough for your scrabble and swimming and painting though I hope!

  12. There always comes a time when it is important to know your limitations and make the move when you can still choose and make your own decisions.
    Will you still be able to have your Scrabble games and painting and water aerobic classes?
    I do hope Nicole's neighbor gets the help she needs.


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