19 Nov 2020


1. It's Mickey Mouse's birthday (November 18)...happy birthday Mickey! He reads here, right? Have you ever been to Disney, any of the parks at all? Are you a Disney superfan or something less than that? They're open right now so tell us, would you go if you had the time/money/a free trip. 

I didn't grow up with Mickey Mouse or anything from Walt Disney, I was an after war child in Germany and we didn't have or my father didn't want that I read cartoons.

I discovered all this with my son and in the 80th we have been to Disney World and Disney land it was very funny ! The closest park in Europe is near Paris, but I have never been there, and now I have no intention to go there ! Anyway it's closed  because of the Coronavirus, which has probably caught Mickey too !

2. Your favorite place to go when you want to be quiet as a church mouse? Would those who know you well describe you as more churchmouse or perhaps more like mighty mouse? 

I have never been a church mouse ! Even when I wanted to and stay alone in a corner ! I don't know why but after 5 min I always was surrounded by people. Even at school, it was always me who attracted attention even if I hadn't said a word ! I think I belong  to the mighty mouse, also I don't feel mighty at all ! It must be my looks and demeanour.

3. The day before Mickey's birthday happens to be National Homemade Bread Day. Did/will you celebrate? Do you bake your own bread? Last time you had hot out-of-the-oven homemade bread? What's your favorite kind of bread? 

It was also my grandson's birthday, I will tell him that it also was a Homemade Bread Day ! I have never heard of it but I bake the bread myself, I have a machine for that. I love the smell which goes through the whole house when it's nearly ready. I always take mixed flour for half dark bread with different grains, like sunflower grains or others. 


Toby loves my bread ! but here he is with a sandwich

4. What's something you might say is 'the greatest thing since sliced bread'?

A scone with sour cream and bluberry jam

5. Let's keep the gratitude theme we started last week rolling on through November. Share with us five little things you're grateful for today. Small blessings. One catch-they all must start with the letter T. Gotta keep us thinking, right?

- The sun which is shining through our big window door

- Today just started and I enjoy a cup of strong black coffee with suger to wake me up !

- There was no invoice in the mail, which is the only mail we still get !

- The Christmas decoration I found on Internet as all our shops are closed and we are under the       second   lockdown !!

-  Time for watchingt a little movie

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I didn't mind the first lockdown, maybe because the weather was nice and you could sit outside. Now I feel locked in, all the shops are closed, only foodstores are open. Restaurants and cafes are also closed. What should you do in the bad weather ? Watch TV, read and get bored. Fortunately the virus doesn't bother me personally but there are people who are really hysterical, get depressed and yesterday we had the first suicide of a young hairdresser, her saloon went bankrupt ! 



Andrew said...

So in the the 1980s you went to Disneyworld and Disneyland with your son.
Great photos of Toby.
We were locked down over winter, but no matter how bad the weather was, we went out each day for coffee and food.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That cartoon is funny as is the 2020 official flag in your post below. Gotta look for things to smile about ,after all we’re all in this together. A bread machine would be a great thing to have these days ... I wish I hadn’t given mine away years ago! The rainy season has started here so we won’t be visiting our daughter and family so much, no fun to sit outside in the cold wet. I will read a lot of books! And catch up on TV movies. We can still go camping and look at rainy scenery.

DUTA said...

Sweet boy with a yummy sandwich!

William Kendall said...

I was at the Disney resort in Florida as a child.

Not having children myself, I would not go there.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I've never been to Disney anything.
Stay Safe and Coffee is on