Hello lovely ladies,
It's Friday already! Doesn't time fly!
I would like to show you a postcard that I received last week. It was sent to me from Japan, a young lady called Miho:Of course most of you will recognize this as a scene from the film Titanic. Miho writes this is her favorite film. It was not my cup of tea, but I did see it (years after it came out). I wonder if there are people that haven't seen it....
The red stamp mentions the Olympic games in Japan in 1964- I remember them well, especially because of some Dutch medals. Anton Geesink of the Netherlands holds down Akio Kaminaga of Japan shortly before winning the Open Judo . Judo was included in the Olympic games for the first time in Tokyo in 1964 and the host country, which invented the sport, swept up all the gold medals until the open category.
The carrier of the Olympic flame, Yoshinori Sakai, was chosen because he was born on 6 August 1945 – the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The gesture paid tribute to the victims of an infamous day in world history.
Judo became very popular in the Netherlands and my sister and I took up the sport in those days. I've always enjoyed it.
So, what have i been doing this week. Not a lot actually. We are not allowed to leave the village.
But on Friday night we had our best friends over for dinner. We see them once a month, although they only live two streets away. We sat on opposite sides of the table and before they left we had a 'Sod the guidelines, we'll take a selfie' moment.
We urgently needed a part for hubby's trailer and the window of our stove had cracked so we ventured into town on Monday. We then did a shop at the big supermarket, risking a 300 euro fine, but we made it without seeing the police. Our neighbour down the road was not so lucky and got fined when the police stopped him and spotted the shopping (and he had a valid reason for going into town).