19 Oct 2021

A COLLECTION OF FALL PHOTOS

I think I repeat myself but I really don't like fall ! Look at the pictures below, that's how I see and feel fall with dead leaves covered ground,  naked trunks and branches, it looks really sad !

Looks just as a scene out of a Hitchcock movie or a Barnaby bewitched wood !

These flowers are not destinated for your garden or house, no, they are for the cemetaries. November 1 approaches and people suddenly  remember that there is somebody laying there. At least it is like that where I live

Dead leaves still hanging on the trees


Must be an eerror of the nature ! 



The streets are dirty

Probably a Harry Potter house

 
Fortunately the little goat lives in a barn and is not for hunters !


For these once it's a dangerous time, the hunting season is open ! 

The only thing which doesn't change is the sky and the sunrise and sunsets ! And fortunately I have the chance to see beautiful once from my living room. 
 
But life will continue at least I hope and the seasons will change ! Maybe I am born in the wrong place I should have lived in a place without seasons !!


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18 Oct 2021

AWWWW MONDAY - OCTOBER 16





 

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WEEKEND  

I didn't like myself and didn't know what to do with me, finally I decided to bring the laundry to Mr. G and stay a bit with him. His head was quite good and I could explain him the mobile phone for Seniors. This time it worked and he could call me twice. I hope he won't touch all buttons and then is surprised that it doesn't work anymore ! Wait and see. 

At the entrance of the residence was an enormous pumpkin and the a nice fall decoration was everywhere. I chatted a bit with the others, there is one Italian lady there who lives since 40 years in Belgium but each time she speaks the first words are in Italian before she realizes that she has to switch over to French. She was surprised that she got an answer in Italian from both of us and started to tell us her life. I admire these women, they had a hard life. Their husbands came to Belgium to work in the coal mines in exchange for coal from Italy ! And now she sees that it was worthwhile because their children could all go to school and even to University and her son was a doctor who worked for this home ! And they could hardly read or write when they arrived, or not at all

On Sunday I decided to do nothing ! Not even a phonecall and not looking on my watch ! My peace was interrupted by my neighbor Adeline who had to call the emergency doctor and her keyboard disappeared  when she called with her mobile ! I showed her how it worked  and she could talk to a doctor who came in the afternoon. and now I keep an eye on her but so far everything is OK 

After a short movie my TV told me that there is something wrong with the hard disk ! Of course that has to happen today. I thought I look something on YouTube and what was recommended to me was Charles and Camillas love life, the funerals of Prince Philip and all the sins of Prince Andrew. I updated myself and then went back to my computer.

That was my wonderful weekend.

That's what I will do !


 

 

17 Oct 2021

SUNDAY SELECTIONS

A few years ago I visited the South of Morocco, and we drove through the Atlas montains It was very beautiful to see, but I learned that it was the poorest part of Morroco at that time without electricity. Meanwhile they have. The time seems to stand still in this area.

The Atlas Mountains extend some 2,500km across northwestern Africa, spanning Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, separating the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastline from the Sahara Desert. Actually a series of ranges with diverse terrain, climates and wildlife, the Atlas are dotted with Berber villages and riven with canyons and ravines. The highest peak is 4,167m Toubkal, which lies within Morocco's Toubkal National Park.

















 

 

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15 Oct 2021

FRIDAY's FAVORITE FIVE

 I started the week by turning around or rather sitting on the sofa I wasn't feeling well after this weekend where Mr. G  was in such a bad shape that I wonder if he can go out again and come home.

Fortunately we had our scrabble the next day we were only three from the two others one was on holidays and the other didn't show up without any explanations and when I called her several times she didn't answer. Strange behaviour. But as I am not in my shoes either I think it is the upcoming fall and also the post Covid reactions. People are not as before. On top now you have to show your vaccination pass when you want to go out in restaurants and bars not sure about cinemas. For me personally it doesn't bother me to show the "safety ticket" on my phone, but people think it takes their liberty. 

I had to do a work which I hate and that's why I always think I will do it tomorrow. I had to go through all papers and found out that files were missing probably thrown away by mistake during the move, or it was Mr. G starting the Parkinson. I found a terrible mess and before I got a nervous breakdown, I called the bank for an appointment, now even if you have a stupid question you have to take an appointment. My problem was I couldn't find Mr. G's passwords and of course he can't remember anything and I have no access to the online banking. I pity the people who can't handle a computer !! This done I had enough and went to Adeline next door, she is the right person to cheer me up with her motherly, cheerful character, suddenly I felt much better and we had a nice afternoon, she was alone too this day. I am really blessed that I have such a nice neighbor and not an old grumpy one ! So far all people I have met in this building are very nice and friendly.

The weather has cooled down and all people have to switch on their heating, except Adeline and I our apartments are so warm that even with 6°C we didn't need any heating. Good for us because the gaz and electricity price has increased terribly and people in financial difficulties get help from the government. 

Of course I have visited Mr. G too as I do every second day, but he was confused and not feeling well so I didn't stay long, I just asked the manager for more help for him because his health had declined. But with Parkinson disease you never know it's like a roller coaster which is difficult to handle.

My friend Nicole who has brain cancer started a new chimeo therapy and isn't feeling well either, but she is fighting ! 

Outside the trees started to change colors and probably next week will start to loose their leaves. It's the season I hate the most and apparently not only me because it was said in the news that the clinics are full with people suffering from depression.

 Fall or not fall Rosie is only interested in food !




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14 Oct 2021

HODGEPODGE OCTOBER 14

1. What obligation do you believe you have to your country? 

Obligation ? We are the country !  We voted for a government, pay our taxes, obey to the laws they make, I think it's rather the other way around the country has obligations to the people !  Taking care of their health, for the school education, and protect us. That's what they are payed for !

2. October 12 is National Farmers Day? Do you know any farmers? What do they farm/grow/raise? Are there any farm stands where you live? Do you shop there? 

I spent my childhood in a little farmer's town in Germany with my grandparents. At that  time there were many farmers and I enjoyed playing in the fields or in the barn. Once I even milked a cow and she hit me in the face with her tail, I did not know that the tail had to be tied. Back then, there were no milking machines. 

 Today where I live there are no farmers anymore. They have all sold their land and there are now houses. You have to drive a few km before you can find a farm. But there are Farmer's Markets where a lot of people shop.

3. What's a skill you think everyone should have? Tell us why? 

Learn languages if you want to travel or work in other countries.  You are lucky you don't have to learn English because in most of the countries people speak at least a bit English. The language young students choose now is Chinese, Probably we will need it some time. That's good for working in business. 

4. Favorite thing you've purchased this year? 

A new Smartphone, my old one became an antique, and the photos were lousy. Now with the new one I don't need my camera anymore which is very practical. I am very satisfied and learn each time a little more. 

5. What's your favorite place to visit in the fall? 

A museum ? I am not a fan of fall and rather prefer to stay in my warm living room and watch the striptease of the trees !  

When the leaves were gone I saw for the first time that I had houses in front of my terrace ! The trees had hidden them completely !

The fun of fall

6. Insert your own random thought here.

I wonder how the year's end festivities will be this year, Mr. G. being ill and never knows if he will be able to go out or not where we will celebrate Christmas ? Or not at all ? All rather dark thoughts !

Wait and see don't worry know, just let it come, or as they say in French : let the sheep piss !

 

13 Oct 2021

11 Oct 2021

A TOUR AROUND TUNESIE

In 2012 I made a coach trip around Tunesia. It was very interesting and the landscapes beautiful. Some of them reminded me National Parks in the States and I thought how strange that nearly the same landscape you find on another continent.


 

A mosque

There was a little town all in blue and white no other colors only the flowers were mostly red 


A lot of history


Built in the rocks ... houses




beautiful carpets and craftwork

 

If you want to see and know more about this country it is HERE and other posts in the sidebar of my Country & Cities Blog...




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