16 Apr 2021


Monday I had some laundry to to for Mr. G. still in hospital ! I had asked for his dirty laundry and had got the washed laundry of another patient ! 

Finally I had also got the date for his scan, after having spent half a day on the phone again. I also had to buy a Tetanos syringe for my appointment with my doctor the next day. Miss Rosie since she has become an inside cat has long sharp claws although she has a scratching post. She had scratched me several times because she wanted to play !

I don't know why, but for some time now I have had very sensitive skin and bleed like a slaughtered pig! It also takes a long time for a small scratch to heal.

My doctor found me in good health, although a bit tired but it is not really tired it is more stressed and worried. Nothing to do against that except amusing and having  fun ! That's really a bad joke with the lockdown the closed restaurants and each thing which would be a good place to forget your worries.

Nicole is also  still in hospital so our scrabble club had shrank, and the second one had started the Ramadan for her husband, as it was the first day she stayed with him, but not longer ! He is the only one in the family who follows the rules. So we were 3 and the Scrabble Club became the Babble club and we watched again the Acrylic abstract lessons on YouTube. As soon as the lockdown is lifted we have to look for a room, because I doubt that we can use our usual room for over 20 years because it is in the retirement home.

The weather was cold and humid, it also hailed again and we avoided to go out, only I with my visits to the hospital.

For the 80 years of Mr. G I had prepared a metal box with a personalized card of Rosie and myself  and when I arrived I asked the nurse if she could make an exception for his birthday and let me wish him happy birthday at least from the doorstep on. She had to ask her main nurse and then another came too so I was escorted by 3 nurses to his room. One of the nurses gave him his gift and he was very happy to see me, although he didn't recognize me first ! I found that he looked real good, much better than when he was hospitalized and it even seemed to me that he had put on weight ! I was very happy ! 


Besides the watch our son had offered him and my different little cakes, I kept the other gifts at home I feared that somebody misplaced them as it had happened with the laundry !

Toby our grandson had made a beautiful picture for his grandpa (Nonno in Italian) I think for a 10 year old  it's not bad at all. It represents the Formular 1 which Nonno loves to watch so much ! 

Meanwhile the scan had been done and now I have to wait for the results and decide what we will do next ! If only the weather would be a bit better, and this dammit lockdown lifted !!

She doesn't care about a lockdown

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15 Apr 2021


1. What is something you currently find 'taxing'? 

The whole lockdown situation ! You want to buy Jeans, you have to make an appointment with the shop ! That also counts for  big stores and that's really ridiculous, the result, nobody buys anything except vital things without appointment. The restaurants and cafes are still closed and I am not allowed to visit Mr. G. in hospital ! It is great time to learn to live with the virus instead of locking up the whole  population !  

                                                                     I love the lockdown

 2. I've seen this question asked in various forms on several social media sites...you can only keep three- coffee, jewelry, tacos, wine, books, dogs, chocolate, Netflix, make-up, leggings, cheese, cats Which three do you keep and how easy or hard was it for you to decide? 

Of course I would keep my cat, jewelry and cheese. Very easy to decide, all the other things are not interesting to me.

3. Tell us something you know or have learned about forgiveness? 

I have learned that you can forgive but never forget, of course it depends on what you have to forgive.  If somebody betrayes you you can forgive but not forget. If somebody spills coffee on your dress you forgive and forget !

4. What's something you'd recommend that is often overlooked and under appreciated? 

I have no idea ! What should I recommend if it is overlooked or under appreciated ? I prefer not to recommend anything. 

5. Give us a favorite word that starts with letter K and tell us why this is the one you chose.  


Keys ! I always put them on the same place, unfortunately the place changes and I don't find my keys !

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Today Mr. G. has a DAT scan which will determine how sick or not he is and I try to distract me as good as I can.



14 Apr 2021


A walk through a very big animal park,  where amongst others, animals threatened with extinction are cared for. It is named  Pairi-Daiza and is not a Zoo ! You can read more about in my Country & City Blog. It also takes care of old Circus animals or abandonned animals which are not pets.



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13 Apr 2021


Since years there is a sandsculpture exhibition in Blankenberge or Ostend at the Belgian coast and each year it is another theme. 

Still not able to travel or leave the country due to the lockdown, I dig in my past and found this beautiful exhibition in Blankenberge.  You can read more about this exhibition here in my travel blog OUNTRIES & CITIES .


I really admire the work of these artists coming from different countries !

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12 Apr 2021


 I am better then Tarzan !

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On Saturday my insisting phone calls and after having extorted the email adress of Mr. G's doctor, I got the answer that the health insurance had  sent her the copy of the disappeared permission and it was YES ! Was I happy, because they will do the scan on wednesday and then hopefully find the right medication.When I talked to him in the evening I found my old Mr. G back, he wasn't confused at all and could even tell me when they will do it.  Apparently it is a very special Scan one belonging to the nuclear medicine and you can do that only once in your life !.

After all the stress I suddenly felt so tired, but I had to go shopping and dragged myself to the supermarket. After that I didn't do anything anymore ate something watched TV and went to bed!

Our son had sent birthday gifts for his Dad who unfortunately will celebrate his 80 years in hospital alone, maybe we can talk to him via Skype they have a special service for that. Anyway I will bring him one gift and several little cakes he likes because a birthday cake is too difficult for him to handle. 

This is the watch which is perfect big numbers and the date that's all he wants and red of course ! That's the only thing I will bring to hospital, because you never know, expensive things especially in geriatric wards, can easily be stolen, not by the personal of course but by the patients. 

In the afternoon Myriam came and brought me the birthday card I had created for him, our printer has no ink anymore I have to buy some.

We watched our program of abstract Acryl painting and were amazed what beautiful paintings you can do with even a tooth brush !

Nicole is also still in the hospital. She had an epileptic seizure which was probably caused by the tumor in her head. She'll probably be on stronger medication. So getting old is not always nice when you are healthy and your friends and acquaintances suddenly get all sorts of diseases! Oh wonder nobody I know was in the hospital because of the Corona virus!

11 Apr 2021


Here is a potpourri of sunsets, sunrises, and different moody skies which I can see while I am sitting on the sofa in the living room.