19 Sep 2017

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

It was a nice coincidence that Grandson Toby was just here when the annual Pumpkin festival in Baulers took place. The whole weekend it should rain therefore the sun was shining and we decided to go there and eventually also buy some pumpkins







For nearly 7 year old  Toby there was a lot to see and to do !




fishing ....






Balloons, he asked for a bee, his friend for a sword !



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A huge choice of pumpkins





The whole place was nicely decorated



even with rather vintage underwear.




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18 Sep 2017

WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 16 - MACRO MONDAY



A robot's eye !



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For once the weekend was rather agitated because we had son and grandson on visit. Toby stayed in his friend's Benji's house because of course they like to sleep together I doubt that they sleep very much.

We picked up my friend Bunny to go for supper in a restaurant, but before we had a drink at hers. She had bought a big box with cars and street signs so they were busy, except the older sister who played solitaire.




It was the first time I had been in this restaurant which my Facebook group had recommended to me for especially good steak, as my son loves Belgian steak the meat is cut in another way as in other countries.



It was all very good and the kids of course had pasta. We had a nice evening.

The next day there was a pumpkin festival nearby and the two dads and me took the kids there. Mr. G. had his Formular 1 and not even a hurricane could detach him from the screen.

The kids had a lot of fun, with animal balloons and fishing ducklings but nobody won anytthing






After a huge hot dog and a drink we finally went home. The men bought pumpkins for a meal, I don't know any pumpkin recipe so I didn't buy anything.

Time went buy so quickly and suddenly it was time for them to return home because on Monday was school again.

16 Sep 2017

CAMERA CRITTERS - SHADOW SHOTS








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EDEN HILLS PHOTO HUNT K - WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

1. Starts with K
2. Stinky
3. Old





There once were a few Koi who looked for food



in this stinky water.



Fortunately they found some because the old pump broke down



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Brussels, Royal Palace





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15 Sep 2017

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - FIVE ON FRIDAY





Atomium Brussels




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1. It came into my mind that instead of writing about all kind of things I should write a weather blog ! I just have to copy and paste the forecast because there is none, the forecast is already the present. Never mind, I have to go through wind and rain and complain, at least that always gives a good conversation subject. Fortunately we had our Scrabble afternoon, and while the wind howled around the house we were trying to find words which gave us a maximum of points !




Arthur watched over the coffee



while we raked our brain !

2. My body refused to leave my warm bed, when I had peaked out of the window, but coffee was calling and then I had a nice idea I thought I play a little around with my photos, and I did.



These were one of the results and I found them very nice I thought why go to my painting course if I can do my Arthur the van Gogh, Gaughin, Rembrandt etc style in a few minutes instead of painting for weeks ?

3. I went to aqua gym to keep my body in form and not become rusty. The swimming pool had been transformed and is bigger now, which is very nice because we have more space. As usual it was fun and after the class we had some herb tea (I don't know what mixture it was) talked about holidays and then went home all in directions.

4. I absolutely had to comfort myself and bravely faced wind and weather arrived at my favorite shop without landing on a cloud and there I found the blouse I had seen two days before but hesitated to buy it.



Now I didn't hesitate at all anymore because tomorrow evening we have our monthly Facebook meeting and of course I can't show up always with the same feathers !


5.  We had our painting class, and worked quite well, next month is our yearly exhibition and there are



still quite a lot of paintings to be finished. I tried something new I mixed acryl painting with pastel, and was surprised that it worked real well.





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13 Sep 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY - WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - WEDNESDAY HODGEPODGE

ABC WEDNESDAY - J



Life is so boring that I yawned too much an now my jaw hurts !



Jump .... jump ... jump that's easier said than done !



I am so full of joy ! I just nearly caught a butterfly







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Pub decoration in Ireland


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1. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.

For me yes, maybe because I am a leisure painter or maybe I understand everything better when I see it physically (films or pictures) too many words make me sleep especially in a IKEA notice.  I think it is a question of personality. 

2. Have you ever driven any part of the Pacific Coast Highway? If so what was your favorite stop? If not, is this sort of trip on your bucket list?

Yes I did long time ago in the 90th coming from Las Vegas we started in Los Angeles and stopped in San Francisco. It had been a wonderful trip ! And I loved all stops.

3. How do the changing seasons affect you? As the seasons change do you find yourself looking more forward or backward? Which season-season transition bothers you most? Why do you suppose that is?

Season changing affects me very much. In spring and summer I am full of energy and could climb up the Mount Everest. As soon as it starts to smell "fall" in September I fade like a flower because of lack of light not necessarily sunshine. I was probably a lady bear in my past life and retired in a Grotto in autumn and came out in spring ! 

4. It's your birthday and you get to pick the dinner menu. What are we having? Do you ever lie about your age?

I don't pick up anything, if we celebrate my birthday it's in a restaurant ! I won't work on my own birthday ! 


Yes, I am 84 

I never lie about my age, I don't see the reason. And if I lie I would make me 10 years older so that people are in admiration how good I look for my age !!

5. What's a life lesson you've learned recently?

Never give advices to young parents how they have to handle their baby, because everything has changed you are completely ignorant and it is a miracle that the man or woman standing in front of you and who had been your babies are still alive with such a bad mother ! 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

My random thought for the moment is to find a random thought to write it down here, but I have none, just an empty head !