Sunday, February 09, 2020

Weather to stay inside!!

Goodafternoon everybody!

Oh yes, I definately will stay inside today, probably tomorrow too, because we have very stormy weather with rains at the moment here. Not just a bit of wind, but on the scale of Beaufort between 8-may be even 10, so that isn;t nice at all
Much too dangerous for me to get out, I only could do that with two bricksin the pockets of my jacket, but I don;t think it will feel comfortable LOL!

It was a good week, with not much happening, I did just some clearing out of a cupboard and a part of a bookcase and looked through some cooking magazines if I needed them still or not. I only took out a few recipees of things I might make one day and got rid of the rest. Takes so much place and most of the things in it I will never make. So I made a pile of that, plus some books we could do without.
Then Jan took them a bit further into the street, where there is a little bookcase standing outside, with a little glasdoor, where people can take out and put in books or magazines they don;t need anymore.And someone else can have a book and when read put it back again for somebody else. It is all done without any charge. I think it is a neat idea, and it seems to work rather well. So I am glad I could participate in it.

I didn;t forget to post a birthday card for Séverine, who turned 18 yesterday!!!
I almost cannot imagine, it all is going so fast! Next Saturday will be a gathering to celebrate her birthday. And then she will get her present.

Probably next week, or at the least the week after I will be able to send all papers for taxes to my accountant. I almost have all of them already lying in a folder. Just one I am still waiting for to download, the statement of that bank isn;t ready yet. Tehn it is printing out(think this time again I will ask Heidi if I can use her computer and printer) and then copy it all and away. It always is a great feeling when I can send it to the accountant. I am curious to know, if this year we will have to pay an ammount to the taxoffice, because our income has changed and such. I am counting with a certain amount, better prepare myself for it and if it will be lower than I thought, that will be a pleasant surprise. who knows??? LOL

Just was watching a interview programme on tv for a moment and there was a discussion about a certain painting hanging in a museaum. There seemed to be a few people, who were kind of offended by a painting purchases by the museum.
This was the issue(I tranlated part of the article in the newspaper via Google)
And listening to the discussion and reading this article I wonder if all the world is getting mad? Should we ban about all paintings, photos, sculptures etc. etc. from our musea? How far will this madness go???
Perhaps I am just thinking too simple. but you will have to decide for yourself what you think about it. I am sure there is something to be found about it in the net if you want to know more about it. Here just a snippet of the article by a columnist:

January 30, 2020

At the Van Gogh Museum, I read in the paper yesterday, 
they had quite a discussion about the purchase of 
Badende vrouw, pastel from the French impressionist Edgar Degas.
 Not because of the amount (6 million euros) or because of 
the artistic quality, but because of the issue 
of whether a museum can still hang "a naked woman" on the wall 
in 2020.

In all seriousness? Yes, in all seriousness.

The issue, curator Fleur Roos told Rosa de Carvalho, had 
been extensively discussed.
So, this is all for this week. Time for a cup of tea(or perhaps coffee) and then probably prepare a bit our dinner and then I will do a little Mahjong game and then .... well, we will see. We take it real easy today. Tomorrow will be laundry day and perhaps some more clearing out.
Have a wonderful week and stay safe please.



Sandi said...

It seems like a strange thing to protest at a museum. I haven't seen the painting in question, but how bad could it be?

Edna B said...

We've been having some wicked weather with high winds too. It broke the flag off my front porch and littered my yard with lots of sprigs and branches. I haven't had a chance to walk around to see if there is any more damage. I love the idea of the outdoor bookcase. I'd wish we had them here. Happy Birthday to Severine. Gosh, it was just yesterday when she was a young girl. As for the bit about the museum and the art, why can't we just leave things the way they were. Art is art. You have a wonderful evening, big hugs, Edna B.