I couldn't even tell what I have done this week ! I had such a nice Christmas weekend so that on Monday I didn't even go out, it was very humid and grey and cold a real depressing weather.
The ideal excuse to stay home and do nothing !
Finally I thought I could put my clothes away, which I did. That was enough. I sat down at my computer and looked at the Christmas pictures. I made an album for 2021 and was happy that at least this Christmas was saved even if Rick couldn't be with us on Christmas Eve. Last Christmas my son and family couldn't get together there was the lockdown. We tried to unwrap the gifts together with the help of video, but Zoom didn't work and Whatsapp on the mini screen was disappointing so we gave up and only wished a merry Christmas. This was the last and first Christmas Eve, Rick and I spent alone together ! Never thought what an awful year would follow !
Then I looked for pictures for the whole week" memes since I only go out to shop or to visit Rick. My neighbor Adeline came often around 4 or I went to her for a coffee and rant about the Covid.
The Belgian government had actually closed the entire cultural sector on Friday. No theater, no cinema, no festivals, no circus, concerts, etc. This time it was a step too far. People had enough. It was a complete nonsense as the new Virus hadn't arrived yet and the statistics got better and better.
That's what everybody thought !
You could ride in fully packed buses, trams and trains, but you could not go to the cinema.
What happened ? Something which has never happened before. The whole cultural sector banded together and refused to close. The mayors of the different municipalities in Brussels and the cities said nothing and did not give the police any instructions to intervene if a cinema or theater was open.
Of course, more people than usual went to the movies, theatres fun parks etc.
The government stood there powerless and each minister blamed the other that they had taken such a senseless decision ! the scientifics were not at all for the closure!
The rest of the week I spent the same way and I even found a picture of Toby's very first Christmas he realized (he was born mid November)