Belgium

SEEING THE ROOTS EXHIBITION AT LA BOTANIQUE

I’ve been feeling rather relaxed this week.  This is mainly because Boon managed to drop an entire bottle of Lavender oil right next to my desk on Monday morning and so everything now stinks of Lavender. But I have been feeling far calmer than usual, so perhaps this is the…

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A TRIP TO OOSTENDE, BELGIUM

You’re in Belgium, it’s Sunday the sun is shining, it’s lovely and warm – what are you going to do?  Drive to the coast of course!   There were some sculptures on the seafront, which I like, in a strange crushed crisp packet kind of way…   The beach was…

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Brugge

A TRIP TO BRUGGE, BELGIUM

I have heard nothing but good things about Brugge (or Bruges if you’re reading from the UK), so was really looking forward to checking it out; it didn’t disappoint. There is so much to do there; for our first visit, we just had a wander around the beautiful streets..    …

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Osbroekpark, Aalst

A WALK IN THE WOODS – OSBROEKPARK, AALST

We had a whole day out planned in Ghent, but then it started raining and it rained and rained and rained and rained so we decided to head back to Brussels and find a museum to explore instead. Then about 15 minutes outside of Brussels the sun came out  –…

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Flower Carpet, Grand Place, Brussels 2012

BRUSSELS FLOWER CARPET

Every two years in August, the Grand Place in Brussels is transformed into a flower carpet. The BBC has a great video about it here We had to battle our way through the crowds – it is a very popular attraction – but was definitely worth it. The Grand Place is…

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