24 Nov 2023


Since I arrived, I haven't left my room. Now that everybody has checked me and asked me tons of questions, the nurses, the cleaners come every day and look first for Rosie. Ever since she escaped  everybody knows the story and everybody closes the door once inside.  But Rosie must have had the shock of her life and no longer approaches the door. 

She spends her days sleeping on the sofa besides me  or on her cat tower looking at the birds.
I finally put my cat collection neatly on the shelf and tidied things up a bit. Everything is terribly exhausting for me and I often have to sit down.

 Otherwise I watch TV or surf the net. I was missing a few things that I ordered and also the food and a collar for Rosie.  I try to relax, but that doesn't really work as long as the apartment isn't empty. Luckily my son comes and takes the rest to bring it here.But otherwise I really like it. Actually, it's like home, it looks exactly the same!

The advantage is that I don't have to fear a fall or feel a discomfort as it happened two days ago, so that I had to ring and the nurse came and checked everything. Apparently everything was normal only my tension was a little low, it's the burn out she said and that's why I don't want to eat with the others. Too many people make me uncomfortable. I think my instinct worked well that I choose this place, at least I feel secure.

Today it's raining and nobody does his morning walk. Even the man with a little dog wasn't there, I see him every day, when it's not raining. 


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22 Nov 2023


When I opened for the first time my fridge what did I see ? A frozen water bottle ! The person who had cleaned the mini fridge had put the temperature on a maximum. Fortunately I could save my grapes which I wanted to put in. 

This white little cube is my fridge, I had never seen such a small one and wondered what it was ! But finally I am happy that it is so small because for drinks and fruits it's big enough. Otherwise I don't need anything, I get breakfast, lunch and supper.

Little Rosie is the Darling of everybody, she too had a terrible adventure.. The first morning I opened the door to fetch my breakfast which was on the floor,( as I don't want to get up at 7) and like a flash she ran past me  into the next room, where the door is always open. I was wearing a short red nightgown with black dots and black socks (!) there was a skeleton like man laying on the bed sleeping. Rosie ran around the bed, me too from the other side. The man snored and didn't realize the race around his bed.  I wanted to grab her, but she is as slippery as a fish and of course she slipped away from me. I really need to buy a collar, I thought. I ran after her as best as I could ! She tried to go into all the rooms but luckily the doors were closed. Finally she ended up at the reception and towards the exit. Luckily I met a young trainee who managed to catch her and bring her back to my room. I thanked him and fell on my sofa to catch my breath. Rosie was shocked and hid under the bed ! The poor thing was traumatized. Each time she heard a noise she hid in the hut of her cat tree or under the bed !

Like a fire the story made the tour around the personnel and they came to see the escapee. Now everybody who comes in closes the door instead of leaving it wide open as they did before, and I hadn't said anything ! 

Now after nearly a week,Rosie seems to feel home, she watches the birds outside and plays with her (fake) mice during the night. 

Our view this morning

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20 Nov 2023



Rosie's new home ! What a nice view to observe birds and cats !!

She seems to be quite happy, first she had to get used to the people who came in, but then she didn't hide anymore and stayed put. Even the manager came to see the little Princess, she is now the star of the home !


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I am sure I will never forget November 15 ! The day which changed my entire life. After the furniture I took with me was gone I felt like I was camping. 

I was so thankful that  Dominique came on Monday afternoon so I wasn't alone. We packed up personal belongings and emptied cupboards. After all that,  I was half dead. My bronchitis, weakness and also  the blues that all together was terrible.  

On Wednesday the 15th Momo my mover brought the rest and Dominique and I with our cars followed him. The maintenance man  helped us bring everything to my room. Momo had already put up the furniture, And now I have to slowly unpack everything again. I was hoping my son would come and not leave me alone, men have less imagination, I just think he did not understand how hard it was for me to be alone. Luckily Dominique was there and didn't drive home until it got dark.

I fought the whole night with my bed sheet and the mattress was like a Fakir board without spikes. I was used to a softer one. Rosie took me again for a race track and tried to eat my ears ! On top of that she sang, barked, growled I don't no what else I heard her even through the earplugs. That was my first night here. 

The next day a lot of people showed up and poor Rosie hid under the bed. But as it continued, finally she settled down on the sofa and people even could pet her ! The second night she made no noise and slept peacefully I don't know were. 

I have to say it is so nice to find you breakfast at the door not to wake you up, at noon you don't have to cook, I just had to ask them to stop serving me soup I hate that and then in the evening we eat cold, bread with cheese ham etc and a fruit. If you don't like something you just have to tell and you get something else. 

The personal is extremely friendly and helpful. Once I rang the bell and not even 10 min later there was somebody. If you imagine the size of the castle and the length of the corridors it's almost a record.

And here are a few pictures of my "forever home" ! This morning a young man asked me how long I would stay here and I told him until he can follow my coffin, and then we both laughed.


My place

The view

Rosie's corner

and the TV corner with my cat collection, which I have to put into the right place

Rosie should do a selfie with me, but with her face !