8 Aug 2022


 Nonno (Grandpa) looks a bit stiff, when he wants to copy me !  thinks Toby






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On Saturday  I woke up and saw the world in black, everything was negative. I hadn't slept very well, I woke up all two hours to the delight of cat Rosie, as her day is the night. As always when I have the blues I go on my terrace, sit down and breath deeply hoping to see the little fox or a squirrel, but they were probably in a bad mood too. 

I finally got up at 6 am and waited for Maria, my cleaning lady, who had shortened her holidays in Poland, because she couldn't stand the noise of her little grandchildren anymore, because she had thought she would be alone with her son and that her DIL and kids were at the sea on holidays. But they were also there. She decided to come back one week in advance and have her holidays here, but as we became very close over the years, she came and cleaned the apartment. What an angel !

I wanted to do great things and go out at least or invite my neighbor but at the end I fell asleep while I watched a movie after lunch and then decided to do some shopping and maybe go to the Horse riding Club watching the horse training from their Clubhouse. 

It ended that I just made a tour to the Waterloo Lion to see all the tourists on holidays learning about the Battle of Waterloo and climbing up the stairs to the Lion sitting on his mount.

It was depressing, ever since the site had been renovated in 2015 for the bi-centenary of the battle, and they had demolished all restaurants and bars there, there were a few sitting outside the new built restaurant, for a Saturday with such nice weather it would have been crowded in the past. I took some pictures just to get angry and returned home. 

Sunday I felt a bit better when I woke up, this time I had slept 5 h in one shot ! Dario called me and we had a nice talk, I emptied a bit my heart, he is still not fully healed from his Covid and feels a bit weak.

Luckily my DIL has nothing and Toby is OK again. Unfortunately they can't come next weekend either. There is the flower carpet again on the Grand'Place, after 3 or 4 years due to the Corona Virus crisis, a pity, it takes only place every two years, but there is nothing you can do about it, I'm going anyway, if I'm not too lazy again. 

 This was the one from 2016

 In the afternoon I made myself comfortable on the terrace and surfed the internet a bit.

Then came "my daughter" Isabel to try to connect my computer to the printer, which still didn't work.

This time she managed and I could finally print ! I never needed a printer but now with all the administration papers for Rick I really needed one. It's unbelievable on what I have to pay inheritance tax ! Even on my own little Toyota Aygo the half of the worth, and on our house we sold, because it was sold in less than 3 years !!

I start to understand why the children of Princess Margret of the UK had to sell their mother's jewels to pay the inheritancee taxes ! Looks as if it is in all countries the same !


Hope I don't have to pay taxes on half of Rosie !

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  1. That flower carpet is gorgeous. Surround yourself with friends when you feel down. They will help to pick you up. It will take a long time for you to not have those very sad times and have them turn into memories that make you smile.

  2. Awww, love the shot of Rick with the little one. Precious memories.

    I'm sorry you're feeling down in the dumps. I can understand it though.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Gattina. Big healing hugs. ♥

  3. This healing comes and goes in fits and starts, doesn't it? Sadness, grumpiness, exhaustion . . . they come and go as if they have a life of their own. My week went a bit better and I have been able to fight back lately and keep it at bay. You will get there, too, whenever you are able. Love.

  4. What a weekend!
    Sometimes I do not sleep too well,,either, and that makes thhe whole day not much fun.
    Happy that you got the most out of your days, though.
    I hope your son starts to feel much better, soon. Long Covid is such a drag.

    That flower carpet looks very beautiful.and I hope you will be able to enjoy it for yourself, once again.
    Sweet memories of Rick with his Grandson:)

  5. We all hate taxes. I find it ridiculous that you have to pay tax even after you leave this life! Hope Rosie manages to cheer you up. I have been very grumpy lately too but it's mainly because of the excessive heat.

  6. 7 hours of sleep is a Must! Congratulations on getting connected to the printer. Rick's photos with Toby are very moving memories!

  7. Look like Grandpa and Grandson, is enjoying each other. Such good memories.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  8. Most nights I get my sleep, but the odd time I have a bad night.


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