1 Apr 2022

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

 It seems to me that each week I am writing the same things with little differences ! 

I started the week visiting Nicole, who wasn't well at all because it was the week after her monthly chimeo which she still has to continue. But she was happy that I came, apparently I am the only one who still calls every day and visits her at least once a week. Now she has difficulties to walk but her brain still is the same despite the cancer and she is quickly tired, but plenty of plans for travelling ! That's good that she can dream. 

With the so said friends it's the same with me, the whole group has disappeared. I am a bit disgusted about friendship, but fortunately there are still two on whom I can count, who didn't belong to the scrabble group.

I had taken an appointment with our doctor to get the results of my blood test, but she thought I wanted to talk about Rick so that we spent an hour talking about him and she really cheered me up. At the end I asked about my test results and she laughed, because she had forgotten but everything was OK I have no problems at all. 

Spring showed its nose and the trees start to become a bit green and the bushes too. How nice to look out of the window.

I visited Rick, he looks very well physically but he finds it increasingly difficult to speak and find the right words, making it impossible to have a conversation with him. I agree to everything and follow the change of things he wants to talk about, now after half an hour he is tired and wants to be alone. 

Our printer died and doesn't even do photocopies anymore and I badly need to do photocopies for the moment ! In normal times I need a photocopie once in the blue moon, but now with the health insurance I make copies for everything. My computer has also a problem it shuts down whenever I move it a bit and has become so slow that my son suggested me to buy a new one. After having done a market study about computers and printers I finally found both on promotion at Carrefour the supermarket, where I usually never would have looked. 


The printer is cute, compact and has everything I need and even photo printing ! It doesn't take much space. The computer is a HP 8go Window 10 I didn't want 11 although I could take it later. Now I have to install the whole thing. I hope it works, so far Rick had done all these things. 

The people in front of my terrace had their roof cleaned and I had home cinema ! Fortunately the man didn't fall down as he would have done probably in a movie !

in the evening the weather changed and dark clouds appeared.

and the next morning when I looked at the thermometer I stated that the temperature had dropped tremendously from 14°C to 0°C !!!

I got up and went into the living room and that's what I saw !!




In fact it happened a lot this week ! We went in 5 days from warm spring weather wearing T-shirts to winter wearing our winter coats already hidden in the wardrobes !




more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

31 Mar 2022

WHEN MACHINES TRANSLATE A DOCTOR's REPORT

 

 


When a doctor has a report translated by a computer (not Google they are better !) here is the result :

1.The patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch. 

2.The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut and handed to the paediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately. 

3. The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed. 

4. I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy. 

5. The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week. 

6. Exam of genitalia was completely negative except for the right foot. 

7. While in the emergency room, she was examined, X-rated and sent home. 

8. The lab test indicated abnormal lover function. 

9. Coming from London, this man has no children. 

10. When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room. 

11. Rectal exam revealed a normal size thyroid

30 Mar 2022

29 Mar 2022

MINI EUROPE - BRUSSELS

Mini-Europe is a miniature park located at the foot of the ATOMIUM.

Mini-Europe has reproductions of monuments in the European Union and other countries within the continent of Europe on display, at a scale of 1:25. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented.

The park contains live action models such as trains, mills, an erupting Mount Vesuvius, and cable cars. The park is built on an area of 24,000 m2 (300,000 sq ft). 

It's really nice to walk through the European continent and see each tourist attraction in more or less two hours ! (you can read more details here on my TRAVEL BLOG)

Here is an overview from the top of the Atomium










You can see the real Atomium in the back. Unfortunately I don't remember the names of all buildings I show you here, but you will find them in my Travel Blog, Countries & Cities, link above.

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THROUGH MY LENS 

TRAVEL TUESDAY

28 Mar 2022

AWWW MONDAY - WEEKEND MARCH 26





 Kiwi the little dog of a friend.

 


Linking to AWWW MONDAYS

 

 

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WEEKEND

When I picked up my car in our garage to visit Rick, I saw a big car behind me with a strange licence number. Of course I had to take a closer look and what did I see ? A big Ukranian car probably a Tessla belonging to a very "poor" refugee from the Ukraine ! Was he hiding here in our building ? 

 

 On my way I saw that spring had really showed its first signs, a group of youngsters were playing football (soccer)

In Rick's home they were busy to put out the garden furniture and some people sat outside in the sun on the other side's terrace. The others were sitting and resting or chatting and afterwards they watched TV. Rick was not too well and only left his room because I insisted but after a while he started to look on his two watches and asked me also what time it was. I called our son via Whatsapp so he could see him and Toby, but he didn't understand well. I understood, it was time to leave and he returned in his room. 

I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up my various cremes, only to hear that I have to come back on Monday evening because they all had to be especially prepared for me ! I wonder if after this treatment I will look like a teenager (everybody has the right to dream) ! 

The time had changed Sunday at 2 am but I slept and when I woke up I was happy that it was 8 am and not 7 am anymore, far too early for me ! Summertime suits me, and one hour time difference I don't even realize ! All clocks had set themselves without my help only my watch I had to do. 

In the afternoon my two neighbors came for a coffee and Adeline had baked a cake which was delicious. She also gave me a plate with self cooked Paƫlla she fears that I don't eat enough ! She said she is happy to cook for somebody because she loves to cook and had always cooked for a large family so she always cooks too much ! She is really like a mother to me !

We went on the terrace and stated with pleasure that our garden also starts to look like spring and a cherry tree was blooming in the neigbors garden. 



We had a lot to talk about our building, family and life in general, Miss Rosie watched us out of her basket. The only themes we avoided was the war and the virus ! We all had enough.

When they left I was greatful that I have such nice neighbors and probably our little group will be joined by other women living here in the building.

I was asked to translate the house rules for rubbish into English as someone is putting his trash next to the bins and not using the required garbadge bags. Can only be someone who does not understand French or is illiterate!


 

27 Mar 2022

SUNDAY SELECTION






These are pictures I have taken when I visited the south of Morocco and we went on a camel ride to the desert where we waited besides our camel for the sunset. It was wonderful ! Unfortunately the pictures of the sunset were not !


SUNDAY SELECTION