4 Sep 2020

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

The days come and go and nothing changes or yes there is more traffic on the road because all schools have started. Normally they should all have the same rules, but here in this little country the Coronavirus rules are Flemish or French.

On Monday we had our Scrabble game inside, as the temperature had dropped quite a lot, almost to the half we had the week before. I think autumn is in the air !

Nicole has left the hospital after 3 weeks of radio and chimiotherapy and is at home now. Her daughter takes care of her until they find another solution, after one month. She looks good and is not so tired anymore and is very happy to be with us. So we visit her or we invite her and that way her daughter has a bit of free time too.

The store who had made my curtains finally called me to tell me that I can pick up the two curtains which were wrong, they had mixed up the length with the width !! All in all it took a long time with these curtains, I had ordered them in May and got the first part beginning August and the second part beginning of September ! And all that is the fault of the Coronavirus where we were all locked into our homes and companies and shops closed !!

I also picked up a few of my paintings which I had left with my ancient neighbor and Myriam and Nicole helped me to hang them on the walls ! One wall we couldn't use at all it was in concrete and when Myriam tried to hammer a nail in the wall it became crooked ! No wonder that we never hear any noise from our neighbors.


Now the paintings are on the wall



We are all feeling tired and also bored ! The shops remain empty even during the "Sales" period, nobody buys clothes, there is nowhere to go, except in a restaurant. Which we did this week again.

For the economy it is a disaster many little boutiques had to close, the artists have no work because there is no theatres, all festivities have been cancelled ! We all had hoped that by September it would get better but no, it is even sometimes worse especially when you want to go on holidays in another country and it becomes a red zone during your stay. Then officially you have to leave, get a test and stay home for 2 weeks. But I know people who just slipped through, nobody checked.

Still it is not a normal life and the only thing which cheers me up is the decoration of my new home.




Only Rosie is happy, she doesn't care about social life as long as she has a filled food bowl,  water and the best napping places !





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2 Sep 2020

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY







Sunset, view from the 4th floor of my terrace




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1 Sep 2020

BIG BAZAAR IN ISTAMBUL TURKEY

Now as we are more or less forced not to travel or with a lot of restrictions I can only show you "Our World" from my armchair and not by feet or bus or caleche. In one sense I am lucky because we moved from a house to an apartment so anyway this year I could not travel, otherwise I would have been more then angry !! I hope next year I can leave my armchair !

Therefore I have to dig in my memories and take you with me on a walk through the big Bazar in Istambul (Turkey)

It is one of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world, the Grand Bazaar is 30,700 square meters with over 60 streets and alleys and 4,000 shops. The original historical core of the bazaar, İç Bedesten, was completed by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1461.



There are several entrances into the bazar



We choose this one



An incredible variety of spices



a choice of souvenirs



Lots of people







Beautiful architecture and several fountain for everybody



This bazaar is enormous, I have seen already quite a lot in Tunesia and Morocco and Egypt, but never such a big one.

It is very interesting to walk around and see all the things which are one sale !




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