10 Oct 2022



don't like this program I change 

Tea time !

I prefer chicken ! 

I became a politician

My bed is so cozy









Rosie takes a sunbath 

Saturday was like a summer day ! I even could sit outside in the sun, it was warm and relaxing. When it became cooler I went shopping,  I nearly ran out of cat food, and then I wanted to buy my rice cakes which I like to eat with cheese, but there was again a lack of goods in three supermarkets I they were sold out. We sometimes have waves of missing goods and then they are not available in any shop ! Some say that it is due to the Ukraine war (rice ???) others blame the Brexit, that there is too much paperwork now and the trucks are stuck. It's almost like the toilet paper crisis at the beginning of the Corona Virus crises.

When I was in the pet shop, a little girl pointed on rolls of colorful little bandages and told me that these rolls were toilet paper for cats. We all had to laugh, that was so cute. 

I said hello to parrot Cookie, who lives in this shop for ages it must be at least 20 years. He is very friendly, but doesn't speak, only whistles when you leave ! (sexual harassement ?)

I returned home, met a neighbor in the garage and we chatted a bit about the "energy crisis" and the bills we would have to pay ! I hear that the whole day, on TV too, it's just the same during the Covid time. Now it's gas and electricity. 

What I really don't need is to worry about something, I have enough problems with myself. Since I am back from Eastbourne which was a real mental health cure for me, I turn around Rick's three travel bags with all his belongings like a cat around a bowl with hot milk.  I am still unable to unpack the bags. They are under a cover and I avoid to look at them. One day will come and I will find my courage.

When I came back I saw that the building next to mine has scaffolds and I suppose that they will start the works on Monday. I only hope that they are not too noisy !

Sunday again was a wonderful day, and I could sit outside again. After lunch I thought I will take some pictures of beautiful colored leaves, before the trees start to striptease. But almost all trees I saw were still green and only a few turned to yellow 

These pictures I took in a new area, where new houses were built and somebody had put an old sofa in, the "Garage" for bicycles !

As I was very close to the Hospital where Nicole is still staying, I decided to pay her a little visit. First thing I saw was the Halloween decoration ! I hadn't seen any in whole Waterloo, but now in a Hospital where old people not used to Halloween are scared to see ghosts and skeletons hanging from the ceiling there are decorations  

Nicole was happy to see me, she has enough to stay there, but fortunately next week she will be transferred to a Nursing home. I hope that she will like it, because she wants to do so many things and physically is not able anymore to do so.

It really hurts me when she asks me why I don't travel with her anymore and why I hadn't taken her with me to Eastbourne, I can't say we go  later, it's only getting worse, so I told her that her doctor has said to me that I couldn't take this responsibility it would be too dangerous.

She doesn't realize that she is not capable anymore to lead a normal life. So sad. We chatted about the travels we had done together and realized there were quite a lot. Then her daughter arrived and I returned home.

Once at home I took these pictures of the view from my balcony, fall hasn't really started either. I like to compare them with last year.




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  1. It must be hard to cope with Ric's clothes. I understand that. The cats are cute and Rosie has a good spot in the sun. So sad to hear about your travel companion, Nicole. WE are getting to that awful age where our friends and loved ones are leaving this world. I have lost two of my long time friends recently. Going to a funeral on Friday. I had known her since 1965.

  2. There is not rush to deal with Ric's things. Take your time and you will know when you are ready to work on it. Nice you could visit your friend. At least she still has hope, even if you know she won't be able to do most of the things she would like to. Staying positive is important.

  3. Awww, on the kitties. They are so independent in many ways and they expect us to serve them.

    It's been in the 90s here in the afternoon. Hot. I'm waiting for fall.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Gattina. ♥

  4. Rosie must enjoy a good sun bath.

  5. Even though Fall is not yet showing you its full glory, you ddid make some lovely pictures.
    You do live in a very pretty region.

    It has to be so sad for you to watch the steady decline of your good friend, Nicole. Its great that you still go to see her, and that you are a bright spot in what for her must be long and boring days.
    Take all the time you need to tackle those bags you have hidden. One day you will find the courage and maybe bring back some happy memories, too.

    The trees here are almost at their peak of color, bright reds, oranges and yellows. Its like an artist has painted them all.


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