When I passed the shop window of Akotee (Melkmarkt 30 - it is a special shop, that’s the least you can say about it) in Antwerp yesterday I saw exactly the little shoes - the red ones with white dots - as in Sevilla, I even had taken a picture of them because they were so eye-catching. And the aprons - red with white dots - also present in this shop, where so far most things were Chinese or “Kitsch” kitchen things (bags, even bike bags, in plastic table-cloth material with fruits and flowers on it : a trend ! You start seeing them in the street scene).
The store is called 'La Yunta' and has always something interesting in the window, according to Jeff Spielvogel, who has a mega site about Seville : www.exploreseville.com
When I saw this paper hanging on the Meir, it reminded me of a story from the time that my children were little kids. Monkie, a monkey cuddly toy, got lost : it laid on the street, was taken by a dog, dropped somewhere else, fell in a sewer, stranded on a bank, …. I don’t remember it exactly… but finally was found by a puppet doctor, who washed and repaired it and put it in his shop window. And there the kid who lost his dearest Monkie finds it again and is soooooooo happy.
And here a similar thing is happening !
Reward for a cuddly puppet, lost on Friday nov. 18.
White - gray, several times repaired, 15 till 20 cm. tall,
mouth, nose and eyes in red stitching.
Long rabbit ears and a cap.
So if you would find it, make a kid happy again !
(Zomereik - English oak, pedunculate oak, truffle oak)
His splendid autumn coloring is only one of his enchanting characteristics.
Speaking of trees, the WWF sends you this message : every day about 270.000 trees are flushed down the drain or end up as garbage around the world. Every time YOU use a toilet roll or other tissue products you might be directly contributing to environmental destruction. SO, buy recycled toilet paper !! Read all about saving forests : http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/forests/what_yo... They use two striking pictures of a toilet roll : the paper is bark.