One of the reasons behind my blog has always been to keep track of my shenanigans and let my family and friends know that I’m not rocking back and forth in a foreign country with a teapot in one hand and a packet of dark chocolate Hobnobs in the other, pining for England.
And so I give you a round-up of my week… the good stuff anyway… I’m not going to tell you when I’m doing my ironing or putting the rubbish out!
18th – 24th July
Friday: This week got of to a very good start with ‘Frunch’ at BIP. If you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, let me explain. BIP is an impressive building on the Place Royal. It is the home of the Brussels Regional Government, there is an exhibition (which I haven’t seen yet) meeting rooms you can hire and all sorts of other bips and bobs (sorry) going on.
If you head to the courtyard on a Friday lunchtime you’ll also find a selection of food trucks, a bar and a DJ. This is running until 26th September and is really rather cool! I headed over to check it out with the wonderful Alison of Cheeseweb.
We went for burgers from Urban Cook; €9.50 for a gourmet burger of your choice, fries and a dipping sauce. I went for the truffle burger with mushroom and bacon (seriously good) with the roq sauce, which was deliciously cheesy and the frites were crunchy and tasty.
The bar area is separate, but offers a selection of soft drink, wine, beer and cocktails and reasonable prices. The whole ‘Frunch; experience had a wonderful atmosphere and it is definitely a fun way to lunch.
Sunday: Maxine and HIM invited us to their lovely place for a BBQ. We had such a good time, but with such wonderful company, food and entertainment it is hardly surprising.
Monday: A National Holiday (I keep calling them Bank Holidays and the non-Brits get confused), so Philip and I headed into Luxembourg to check out Clervaux Castle. There will be a full post coming about that soon!
Tuesday: As it has been at least two weeks since my last visit to Bia Mara, Philip and I thought we should go see how they are doing! As usual we enjoyed delicious fish and chips with red slaw, truffle mayo and a beer – although this time, we managed to grab a table on their terrace, so that was nice.
We then went to the movies, I remembered that the trailer for A Million Ways To Die in the West looked funny so I suggested we see that. Philip did seem a little surprised, but went with it anyway. As it started and Seth MacFarlane appeared on the screen, I realised my mistake. I won’t lie there were a few moments in the movie that were genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, there were also a lot of truly dreadful scenes that made me want to hide under my chair. And that is all I’m going to say about that.
Thursday: I made my monthly pilgrimage to Stonemanor to stock up on tea. They didn’t have any of my favourite Earl Grey with lavender – pah – so I bought a MASSIVE pork pie to make up for it and some sausages. Don’t judge. At least I didn’t buy faggots this time.
There you go, a bit of a strange mix this week. What did you get up to?
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