8 Jun 2020





Something very unusual happened in our garden ! I looked out of the window and saw a strange dog. First I thought it was a German Shepherd, but as Rosie the cat didn't move and watched him I started to doubt. Suddenly the "dog" showed its face and I realized that it was a fox ! That had never happened in my area ! 

Unfortunately I couldn't take a picture of his face, he just turned his head around.
Probably due to the lockdown he discovers other territories ! Maybe next time I will see an elephant in my garden ! Nothing surprises me anymore !

I had to buy a new Television and a vacuum cleaner, the only things which had to be renewed for the new apartment. Although it was now Saturday I thought I will try as on Friday I only could buy the washing machine, because they didn't have the TV I wanted.

Always keep distance of 1.5 m please ! This was written everywhere

when I saw all these people lined up and the red and white striped ribbons, it made me think of cattle or sheep which have to follow the lines, either to be killed to to be sheared.
It took all my energy to buy a new TV and a new vacuum cleaner ! I returned to my car I didn't have the courage to line up there and wait for hours.

Instead I tried another shop ! Same thing and then one which I don't like at all and which is mostly more expensive too, but there were only 4 people standing and I tried. I followed the others keeping distance and wearing my mask, then I cleaned my hands in the shop and waited until a salesman came to ask what I wanted. Of course no TV all sold out but at least I got the vacuum cleaner ! Then I had to line up at the check out and waited that they had put the carton in my car. That was enough ! What a loss of time.

As all cafes are still closed I went to cafe Nicole who was glad to see me and had my coffee with her. She too hates to go shopping for the moment because it's just a nightmare.

Isis kept us company.

On Sunday we were invited by a friend living in Nivelles the next big town, as now we are allowed to travel inside the country. There is not much to travel as it is so small, you drive 200 km in all directions and you will be in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

We talked about my forthcoming move and I got some good advices. the afternoon went by very quickly and we had to drive home.

Next week will be very busy when we get the keys of the apartment and can start to bring things over, it's only 3 km far. We will put them in suitcases with wheels so it will be very easy, and probably my friends will all help. Then it is more fun too !

Phase 3


DUTA said...

The appearance of the fox in your garden has definitely to do with the lockdown. Animals seek to replace humans wherever and whenever they feel it's possible as humans have deserted the spot temporarily or permanently.. See the extreme case of Chernobil where animals have completely taken over.

My GBGV Life said...

It is crazy the things we can't buy now. Here those signs, and arrows are everywhere, but lines aren't at most stores, thankfully. This time in the world is no fun.

Fun60 said...

Can't believe your moving date is almost here. It must be frustrating having to buy new things especially if you have to go to a shop and can't get them online.

Catscue Catmom said...

Shopping should be fun, it is a weird time right now. Isis is looking beautiful as always and I love that you had a fox come to visit!

Sandee said...

Awww on the bunny and the beautiful cat.

Your shopping wore me out just reading about it. I can't wait to see the pictures of your new apartment. How fun.

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Jeanna said...

What a beautiful kitty, and I guess I'd be pretty surprised at seeing a fox outside, but there are lots of turkeys, deer and coyotes. I actually haven't seen a coyote for awhile, but know they're out there, lurking. We do have neighborhood cranes which I enjoy.
I can barely bring myself to go shopping at the old person's shopping hour let alone go to a department store. I was actually trying to get up the energy to go to a local hardware store which does a good job of social distancing and may not be too busy this time of day.
Good luck, stay safe.