9 Apr 2021


This had been an awful week, poor Mr. G spending Easter in Hospital where nothing was going on ! And of course no visitors.

On Tuesday I spent again the whole morning on the phone trying to reach his doctor who had come back from holidays ! I tried different services with no result except each time waiting for 45 minutes minimum until I got a living soul on the phone only to hear that she was not there and finally that she had left. Fortunately I had Scrabble in the afternoon and that was nice and made me think of other things then a missing paper. 

We had a very nice afternoon, but then came a cold shower ! I just had finished my supper when I got a message from Nicole's daughter, that her mother didn't answer the phone and it was 8 pm. She had been at 6 pm at home. Her daughter found her unconscious in the living room, she had taken off her coat and lay on her belly and probably she had been in this position from 6 to 8 ! Her daughter called the ambulance and then me to tell me what happened. Of course she was not allowed into the hospital either and she doesn't know yet what happened exactly to her mother. I told her we could put the two together, Mr. G and Nicole, and she laughed and but they are in different sections. A pity that the day ended like this. 

The next days I was hanging on the phone and made my household at the same time. Fortunately it has a loudspeaker ! My son texted all the time too and wanted my reports, in the evening I was so tired I had done a lot but got the impression that I had done nothing then charming the nurses on the phone.

And all that because they can't find a paper from our health insurance for a DAT scan. They had written a letter that herewith they would send the permission, but I only got a copy without the permission and the doctor too. Now my son and I are calling all the time and it seems now that they move ! I don't even have to tell my name anymore they recognize me immediately.

I had an appointment for my COVIT vaccin but 30 km away and the weather was awful, it would have been a nice excursion but with snow and rain not so much. I cancelled and stayed home ..... on the phone. Today I got another convocation for the vaccin from another service ! What a mess ! If  I wait a bit I will get  more convocations and eventually can sell them ! First we had to wait and ran short and now apparently they have to count people twice ?

And this was the weather after Easter, warm and sunshine, rain, hail, snow, more snow and now a bit warmer and humid  I could take pictures for our weatherman they have been taken out of our living window. I hope that the beautiful cherry tree hasn't suffered too much !



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7 Apr 2021


A very big inside swimming pool 


In these times of lockdown, at least dreaming is  allowed ! But you have to dig in your past ! Here are some pictures from holidays in Tunesia




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6 Apr 2021


In Brussels'center is the Royal Palace where every morning at 9 the King arrives with his staff. We call it his office, because living he does a bit outside but still Brussels in the Chateau de Laeken.

The Palace

There are no colorful guards in front of the castle, because King Baudouin the uncle of our current King Philip has taken off these guards because he was sorry for them standing there (mostly for tourists) in the too cold winter and too warm  summer. The tourists didn't find it so nice. But King Philip had a big heart for everybody

In the Park Royal a lot of festivities are taken place, and on National Day the King and his family participate. The whole summer time an orchestra is playing here.

On the other side of the park royale are the government offices

A statue of the first Belgian King

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5 Apr 2021


 Isis in her kingdom

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 I nearly forgot that it was Easter weekend ! My cleaning lady came and brought me a bag of goodies and cute things for Easter and that reminded me that it actually was Easter and I hadn't done any decoration, as I do each year.

In the bag was this, a card in polish and the cute little chicken. There was also an Easter bunny and a big bag of chocolate eggs which I later brought to Hospital for Mr.G.  together with my stuff, a Easter bunny and lots of chocolate eggs  in all sizes. So he had his Easter too. Unfortunately he still can't use Whatsapp, so we couldn't see each other.


All this inspired me to decorate a bit the living because for Easter Sunday I had invited Myriam and Nicole. We had decided to have an Easter meal together, as they were alone too. We ordered a Thai menu which was absolutely declicious !

Nicole's cousin the former baker had made "merveilleux" for her which she had brought along, I put some blueberries and whipped cream around and we had a delicious desert.

The Thai menu had been so much that we were really "filled up" and fell on the sofa. The rest of the afternoon we spent on "YouTube" learning how to paint abstract with Acrylic. 

Summer is gone and in some parts of Belgium it snows !!!


4 Apr 2021


In my part of the world we are still prisoner of the lockdown rules and everybody is longing for sunshine, warm weather and also beautiful flowers ! That's good for our well being and at least it is  allowed to walk in the nature and take pictures but only two people together !  Keep distance !