11 Sep 2020


This week it cooled down and it was difficult to get dressed, because it was cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon !

We had a nice Scrabble game where we could forget our strange Corona life, not wearing masks and being together normally. We miss Theatre, festivities, Festivals everything which gives some fun, yes we can go now in a museum but there too you have to book first and not just walk in buy the entrance and look around. We are treated like puppets on a string ! 



Although Brussels is declared a red zone, we went to a district which probably was the worst in whole Brussels, but we just had enough to always be too careful. Nicole is loosing her hairs now, result of the chemeo therapy and wanted to buy some scarfs. In this street of Brussels are mostly Moroccan shops and therefore a lot of choise of very beautiful and very cheap scarfs which are already folded and look like a hat. She found 4 for the price of one in Waterloo !! We enjoyed our excursion very much, because there too, besides that everybody was wearing a mask, there were people of all colors and very international. Unfortunately we didn't find anything else to buy, because there were still summer clothes and we wanted autumn and winter once.

We also had the final meeting to sign for our house sale ! It took so long because a lot of documents are needed and then we also had the 3 month lasting lockdown. 

It was nice to sit together with the new owners and the two notaries, for the first time they could sit with their clients at a table and not go through video conference ! When we were finished we congratulated each other and promised to visit our "old" house once the works are done ! They already live in there with our special permission. So they could start painting and other transformations. 

Ever since all events and festivities are cancelled there was a proposition of the Tourist Office to amuse the population or tourists, to take us to organized visits of four graveyards, which are especially beautiful ! I think that's exactly what we all need ! I suppose that the organizer is a very pessimistic person !

We went as usual to our Italian "Dolce Vita" restaurant, at least even the name is already cheerful and had a nice meal and stayed there chatting for 2 1/2 hours in the sunshine under the palmtrees ! They even offered us again a drink.



The restaurant with the three of us two are missing ! I spent a bit of time in the sunshine on our terrace together with cat Rosie who loves to look over her Kingdom I love to do that too especially when the gardeners work and I sigh with a big relief ! Not for me anymore  ! 

All my friends who had seen my doll house from 1947 told me to expose the little furniture in our vitrine. So I took all my cats out and put the kitchen, bedroom and living on two shelves. It looks very cute. 

Now I need another vitrine for my cats, for the moment I have put them in my room in a carton. Have the whole winter to do unnecassary work ! 




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  1. Your post looks ok to me. Lol at the tourist organisation planning visits to graveyards. Cheer up the locals a lot!

  2. The museums here largely require a booking ahead now at present too, and they're not operating on each day as they have in the past.

  3. How nice to have the old house details finally done. Glad Nicole found some nice scarves at a good price. How odd that the tourist office would plan an excursion to graveyards!

  4. Love the way the doll house furniture is displayed complete with cats.

  5. Congrats on finishing the final meeting for house sale. The whole process must have been extra memorable because you had to do amid lockdown.
    I really love your dollhouse furniture. So cute :-)

  6. Great photo of the three of you (no social distancing, though)! I like your necklace and haircut.

  7. The weather is difficult to dress for at the moment. Can't believe they are arranging visits to graveyards.

  8. The weather is certainly hit and miss here too, hard to decide hat clothing is best as it is so changeable. Glad all has gone well with the house sale.

  9. Our weather is really all over the board right now. One night we had frost warnings when it got down to -1*C and a day later it was 30*C. Even dressing in layers doesn't work in that kind of weather change in one day. Funny about the graveyard visits but I remember when I was in Budapest when I was a kid and my mom took us to the graveyard. We thought it was so strange she wanted to look around there. But it turned out it really was beautiful, I still remember some of the elaborate gravestones of famous people. It's nothing like what we are used to here in Canada. I love international type markets!

  10. I must admit I am still struggling with this new Blogger set-up. It does get a bit easier, but photos especially are a nightmare!

  11. You seem so happy in your new place and so do the cats. No garden work!
    I would imagine that the old graveyards would be quite interesting to visit.
    I hope you have more opportunities for dining out soon.

  12. Aww... crowded city (first photo), but all wear masks....great.

    take care, healthy and virus free


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