2 Nov 2020






What we all feared has happened. Our prime Minister (again a new one) announced on Friday the second lockdown in Belgium. It's not so hard than the first one in March, because schools and public Transport remain open. The poor boutique owners have to close and only  food stores and pharmacies remain open. You also are allowed to go out and travel, but it is not recommended !

You can take public transports which are packed with people, but only receive one person in your household. 

There is a mess in the rules that a lot  of people don't understand and they are contradictory, I wonder if this is  due to the fact that there are only men with the prime minister and not like the last time when we had a woman as prime minister. Women are better in organizing, that's why men need a secretary ! I liked her far more at least what she said was clear ! 

Of course nothing special happened during the weekend, Nicole and I started our lookdown round like in March and started with Myriam.

Now we can't sit ouside in front of her swimming pool and enjoy the sunshine, the trees have lost their leaves and it is cool. I found the tree at the entrance so funny, It looks like a modern hair cut !

When I woke up on Sunday morning, Miss Rosie pretended that she was still in deep sleep and indeed she only got up at noon. When I had opened the curtains and looked outside I returned to bed ! It was foggy and wet and it rained a bit. Myriam and I had the intention to go to the market but with this awful weather we decided not to go. 

Exceptionally the shops were all open on  Sunday because of the lockdown on Monday, usually on Sundays everything is closed in whole Belgium. Therefore people behaved as if on Monday the third worldwar would break out ! They hamstered again toilet paper and suddenly all needed clothes ! When I saw them on TV I thought now we will get even more Coronavirus infected people ! People are crazy ! They don't want to get it but they do everything to get it ! 

I stayed in my warm home and watched the trees and people walking in the park on the other side of the road. The rain had stopped in the afternoon.

Looking down from our balcony and seeing all the leaves laying on the grass, I was so happy that I didn't have to pick up or sweep up a single leave like last year when we still had our garden  !! My neighbor has two men coming twice a week to clean their huge garden which is full of leaves even on the cover of the swimming pool.

Somebody told me that when all leaves are gone I could see the Lion's Hill. I don't think so, it seems too far away.

When I looked out of the window in my room, across the street I discovered another building which was hidden behind the trees ! Apparently a classmate from my painting school lives there.

I also see a lot of people walking in the park on the other side of the street, and there are also kids and dogs playing.

When I sit on our sofa and look outside, I see our "garden" furniture packed in a plastic cover which my cats which usually sit on the balcony all around hold down because sometimes we have strong winds.

Mr. G. has assembled two shelves which I have put on the bathtub already covered with a wooden plank, where I put our bedlinen and blankets. It looks very neat and nobody sees it because there is a curtain hiding the bathtub. We don't need it we use the shower at our age it's too dangerous to climb in and out the tub. 

Today starts our half lockdown, the mask is ready if ever I go out, in the meanwhile I wished I could travel somewhere in this romantic train. I don't remember where the photo was taken it was in the Ardennes in a station where old trains were exposed.

Bon voyage !


second lockdown


  1. During 12 weeks of severe lock down over our winter, you adjust and in our case daily infection rates have dropped from over 700 to 0.

  2. Lockdowns really stink! We don't see any rhyme or reason to rules either and most of them don't make any sense. Our best guess is that no one really knows what works so they throw random rules out there hoping something will help. Hope your current lockdown is not too long.

  3. Your kitty is so adorable. They are such fun to have as family members.

    The rules are indeed all over the board. Hard to keep up with them.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Gattina. ♥

  4. Rosie, you are such a cutie! Sorry about the lockdown, stay safe and healthy.

  5. Love that cat calendar. Hang in there with the lockdown. Hopefully you will get a sunny day, at least. Have a good week!

  6. Rosie is a smart kitty.....might as well take lots of naps during a lockdown. Take care and be well!

  7. Yes lockdown will seem worse at this time of the year when the weather is miserable and we're all fed up with it. Ours starts on Thursday.

  8. I think Rosie has the right idea.

  9. ןf the schools are open, then the lockdown won't help much. School children are considered asymptomatic spreaders of the virus.

  10. I know how you feel. We go into lockdown again on Thurs. At least during the last one we had warm sunny days to go out and exercise, now it is just miserable.


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