Rush on photovoltaics, refueling in Luxembourg and the beautiful (or not) stories of the week in our selection for people aged 55 and over
Soaring electricity prices are boosting demand for the installation of photovoltaic panels. At the same time, the latest Codeco brings a ray of sunshine to life with the Covid. And the news of the week also shines with great stories.
The hassle but also the unexpected pleasures of sorting before a move
Moving is never fun. But if it’s for something better, for a nicer house or for a house more suited to family life, that’s fine. And if it’s for both at the same time, it’s even better. Personally, my sweetheart and I have this chance, we are well aware of it.
The fact remains that transporting 35 years of family life in one weekend is a challenge. Especially when the children have left the house… full of brol accused in their room.
It is better to prepare everything well and start packing well in advance. Already, you have to find empty crates (the famous “banana” ones are perfect). And also sorting, still sorting, always sorting… and throwing away, for recycling most of the time. Puree, I did not remember the number of computers and printers that I had been able to keep in the attic… for nothing because nothing worked anymore. The container yard attendant did not come back himself.
Not throw everything away, anyway. There are plenty of things that we will no longer do anything with (old children’s beds, for example) but which will come in handy for young couples or those affected by the floods of mid-July 2021.
A hard time ? Yes. But not all the time. Because sorting also offers unexpected moments, where we come across little things… which are not and which once again delight our hearts. Like these drawings of our children when they were in primary school, these crafts for Mother’s Day, these little words for our birthday with the always touching “I love you, ‘pa” we “I love you, ‘man”, those old photos, sometimes of missing loved ones, etc. Without forgetting these sweet words exchanged formerly by the parents. So, the galley turns into a vessel of happiness…
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In the news
The street on photovoltaics, with the soaring cost of electricity
As the energy bill explodes, many Belgians decide to green their homes. Photovoltaic is particularly popular and banks are also receiving a boom in “green” credit applications.
The incredible story: he found his dog, which had been stolen from him 13 years ago!
Daniel Van Lithaut still can’t believe it. After 13 years, this resident of Frasnes-lez-Anvaing found his Yorkshire, baptized Murcy.
One in five Belgians concerned about their finances, the figure has doubled among pensioners
The coronavirus crisis has increased the financial concern of Belgians, in particular more and more pensioners
An ambulance bill of 900€ for a transfer of… 44 km
A patient was taken by car to Marche hospital, without going through 112. But he then had to be transferred to Mont-Godinne. The note goes wrong.
Covid: all the relaxations decided by the latest Codeco
Code orange, abolition of compulsory telework and imminent end of the mask in primary schools: the Codeco of this Friday, February 11 begins a return to normal.
Belgian gin champions… then world champions?
Sylvie and Cédric Van Den Brande (from Ciney) were recently rewarded at the “most prestigious” gin competition in the world, in London. Before the supreme coronation?
Filling up in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, still a good deal?
The price of diesel and gasoline needs to climb in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Is it still a matter of filling it up?
Photophobia: when light hurts the eyes
Increased sensitivity to light can be a sign of photophobia. What is it exactly? Who can be affected by this phenomenon?
Wines, beers and books
What to drink? With what dish? And what to read? Find the Deuzio wine cellar, our selection of the best Belgian beers and our book corner.
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Despite cancer, he performs his first skating gala at 78 and moves the web (video)
Richard Epstein, an American astrophysicist who fights both prostate cancer and leukemia, recounts his joy at feeling alive on ice.
Fanny Ardant: “The great story of life is love”
Interview with Fanny Ardantwho, at 72, plays the desperate lover and breaks social conventions alongside Melvil Poupaud.