1. It was a real lazy week. I couldn't go out anywhere, first the weather was lousy it was very cold and it rained and then in Brussels everything was closed. The films I had recorded on TV where all starting too late because of the extended News repeating always the same and showing always the same pictures, at least it seemed so to me.
2. I had the intention to finally pull out of the flower pots the faded plants but it rained too much. So it is postponed. A "girl" I knew from Art school called me and suggested to have lunch together which we did. Unfortunately she only talks about her aches and pains and especially about her intestinal problems, which was not really appropriated for a lunch together.
3. Here where I live we don't notice anything about the mess in Brussels, not even more police. Life goes on like usual and we see what happens on TV. My cleaning lady told me that in her area there are lots of soldiers and policemen standing around, freezing and getting wet. Poor guys.
4. As I go on holidays to the Red Sea in Egypt on Monday, I had some shopping to do and then went to Nicole and we talked about our forthcoming holidays. People are teasing us they say we escape the terrorist attacks in Brussels and look for shelter in Egypt. Anyway when your time has come you can even break your neck falling down the basement steps which indeed happened to a neighbor 3 years ago.
5. I drove my neighbor late afternoon to Brussels in the hospital where she gets her monthly eye shot. Besides that there was the usual traffic mess we noticed nothing special. The hospital had only one entrance open but it is a very huge one so we first didn't even realize that the entrance in the back was closed we saw it when we returned home. We didn't see any policemen or soldiers only people in wheelchairs. In the evening news our prime minister announced that the terrorist level was now reduced to n°3 and his usual blabla, the only thing which interested people was if the Brussels Christmas market would be opened, I think otherwise there would have been a revolution, the storekeepers and the restaurants etc had already suffered enough !
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