Because of our move we had to go with our identity card with the new address to the bank to have it changed there too ! Now that we are nicely settled down, the paperwork starts, which I hate now although I did paperwork my whole life ! There was the Electricity and gaz, and water transfer. With the electricity company I had a lot of troubles because for 3 months they sent one invoice with the prepayment to the old address and one for the new address which didn't make me happy at all. And as it always is, in big companies the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, nothing was done. To call them now in Corona times is almost impossible, you stay for hours on the phone and of course there is no email address, Corona is a good excuse that nothing works as it should !
I had the visit of my ancient neighbor, I hadn't seen her since 3 years, she had moved out, had married a guy who was mentally sick, had to hide and stay with her brothers every second day, because he wanted her back. After 3 months she was able to rent an apartment and now she is finally getting divorced ! A terrible story.
We were very happy to see each other again, we had been neighbors for 15 years and had done a lot together, travels, theatre etc. He had sequestered her and she was not allowed to see her friends and the family only with him. Unfortunately she was so blind that she did everything he told her. But now it's over and we start our friendship again.
I ended the week with a birthday ! Unfortunately now autumn seems to have arrived, and it is rather cold and it rains.
We were 8 to celebrate our friend's birthday and Mr. G. was the only rooster between the 7 hens but that didn't bother him! The cake tasted too good !
We ate "the French way" which means we stayed at table from 1pm until 5 pm ..... eating and drinking !
There was a starter, a Turkish salad with olives, wild rice and cheese cubes
The main course was a self made Lasagne, which tasted very good but it was not Italian at all. I had to think of my sister in law, she probably wouldn't have recognized that we ate Lasagne. Didn't matter.
Then came the desert a French speciality, a cake with meringues (photo in the middle) unfortunately I forgot the name ! It was so good that we ate two cakes !!
After a nice cup of coffee and some more little chats, we finally left after 6 !
Of course we couldn't eat any supper we were still full ! I just ate an apple and Mr. G an ice cream.
My friend has beautiful old chinese vases and also Japanese items, she is the only one who has kept her furniture and decoration since the first day of her marriage, while we others have all changed to light and more modern stuff and no antiques or oriental carpets anymore ! The younger generation doesn't want these precious things anymore, so they are hard to sell !
I wonder if tomorrow I have to turn on the heating, and hopefully it works, it's a gaz central heating and we had a completely other system ! I read the notice and as usual I didn't understand a thing ! I will see tomorrow !