Sonntag, Juli 16, 2017

Visiting the Tree

July 16/17

Daughter no.2 and mum decided to pay a visit to "our" tree, hubby's and mine in the burial forrest ,located in the Ardennes. The german part is called the "Eifel" and it is an impressive landscape,a bit rough but there you still can feel the unspoiled beauty of nature.-
It had been hubbby's birthday and the first time we came back after the burial of the urn in March.
Fortunarely we have keys for the barriers, otherwise it is quite a walk from the parking lot. We had a plan but still...finding our tree among a million others, quite a task! But we made it , only had to back up the car once! 
It had been a beautiful day, the sun shining through the treetops, making everything look so friendly! There are no flowers or other memorials allowed at the trees, it is pure unkept nature and should stay that way . We brought a bottle of champagne and toasted Fred for his birthday..wherever  he is now...and the tree got a glass too!  Ask me if I could feel Fred's presence......I still try to figure that out. 
So we said goodbye till next time and it does not bother me that one day it will be my visit for keeps.that is the way of life and the end of it.

Montag, Mai 01, 2017

Maypole missing...

May 1/2017

In our region it is customary to give a decorated little..or big,whatever birchtree  ...a so called Maibaum..to the lady of your heart. you put it up secretely the night before the first of May in front of the house or on the roof, quite a venture!  Young men used to steal them in former times in the woods, nowadays with rules and regulations you get fined and instead there is a thriving business of markets,like for xmas trees which sell them. Of course you can also give a tree to someone you secretely carry a torch for. 😘.
So involuntary single Landfrau peeked out into her entrance way this morning...no tree! ..but one of my crockery hanging
flowerpots had crashed to the floor, probably the strong wind from yesterday.. .and IT HAD NOT BEEN BROKEN!  - which was even better than a Maibaum...considering my age! 😂😂😂

Mittwoch, März 22, 2017

Left me speechless

March 21/2017


My windowcleaner, who comes to my house once a month, had been very shocked a month ago when he found out that my husband had died. He even had a drink in his memory.
So, this month, he came to my house and entering he asked "where is your husband" ? I really had been speechless, which happens very rarely. But then  I had been quite pissed off and asked him how many drinks he had already had.  He is an alcoholic in my opinion and his brain must be quite damaged in a way. He of course had been very embarrassed and told me a weird story of the lady where he had cleaned before and who had "mixed him up". I was short of firing him but then I calmed down. At least I can trust him around the house, which with new ,strange folks you never know.

Samstag, Februar 18, 2017

ForeverYoung

February 18/17


Landfrau might have that illusion..well,tough luck! 
Went to the movies yesterday, all by myself, my fate from now on :(...Anyway, wanted to see an american movie in the original version. So I went upt to the ticket counter and asked for one ticket. The lady looked at me and said: you know it is in the original language? I nodded obediently, not yet thinking of nothing.

When I entered the showroom the only person sitting there (it still had been pretty early) was a young man. He said to me that we seem to be the only visitors and I repeated laughing ...  so we will have a private showing,  but then he asked me..you know the movie is in the original language?  When I looked at him a bit flabbergasted he added..well ladies your age mostly do not speak english! B i n g o !  

So, Landfrau, face the facts!