Konninginnesdag namiddag…….we were ready for lunch!

30th April 2012 After the Rommelmarkt at Oostburg on Konninginnesdag, we headed to our favourite village for a spot of lunch. …… ….. I just LOVE Groede.  OK I admit that although picture perfect it would kill us to live in such a tight knit (and supposed nosy) community, but heh, it is very very … Continue reading

Happy Koninginnesdag!

Today we were out and about celebrating the Queens birthday in NL.  This is her official day, when everyone dresses up in orange, goes to massive flea markets and party’s on down dressed in orange! We started in Aardenburg (after having been woken up by a marching band in the street at Oma’s and Opa’s!), … Continue reading

Lunches last week

Last week’s spell at home with dizziness and sickness (diagnosed as an inner ear infection causing vertigo), forced me to look at how far I had strayed from a healthy diet.  It also highlighted how little follow up and help I had been receiving from my current Doctor, who finally bothered to tell me that … Continue reading

Back in NL

Nearly 2 years after leaving our Dutch house, we finally today took the keys back after a rocky relationship with the tenant.  We have some old friends from our days at BEPS, moving in at the beginning of July, and in between we’ll be busy cleaning, repairing and updating.  However today was a celebration day, … Continue reading

and the last surprise of the weekend was…….

April 22nd 2012 …… the fabulous wall art that Hubbie created for me at Christmas is finally on the wall in the hall……. …….. ….. woo hoo!  thanks guys xxx ……..

Training for the Olympics? 2020……

  Yesterday at our school, we celebrated the International festival, which is a great excuse for all the kids to dash round the stalls eating and drinking exotic food from all over the world (and a great excuse for the parents to get wasted on the Brazilian stand, as they make mean Caipirinha’s!). We celebrate … Continue reading

It’s (almost) Spring…… and time to stop hibernating!

……. On Thursday, it began to feel like spring. It was possible to go outside without a coat, the sun was shining and the birds were singing. And I was holed up in our basement bedroom with the flu……not fair! Equally unfair was the undying attention of the kids to their computers/tv/ipod’s and whatever other … Continue reading

The bath is mine…….

I took a couple of extra days tagged onto the french ‘getaway’ holiday, in order to blitz clean the Brussels house.  Oh boy did I totally miscalculate how long I would need to do that! I thought I had started with a reasonable aim -> bathroom, bedroom and tv room, in 2 days, but I … Continue reading

Books and Bed …..Bliss!

For once luck was on my side.  We arrived in France to find the house in perfect shape, clean enough (thanks to Hubbie’s flying visit in December) and warm.  But best of all (though it took a little adjusting to in the planning of the week) – no internet, no tv, no telephone.  (cheers Orange!).  … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s!

  ♥ late, February 14th 2012 Just had a fabulous evening with the Curti’s, an Italian swim family (ie they suffer the same early starts as we do!).  Great to enjoy a romantic evening with all the kids (5 in total) but not sure how many will be up and smiling in 6 hours for … Continue reading