Life after Lizzi

Just over 2 years ago I posted my dream list of things to do before my 50th birthday. I thought most were attainable, realistic, and a few a bit over the top (like swimming 50m butterfly which I now have to admit will NEVER happen!). But little did I know how much my world would … Continue reading

cheesy roasted root pie

Tonight the flurry of snow started again in Brussels, just as the last of the weekends snowstorm had melted in the garden, we were blessed with more blasting cold air and wintery weather.  Luckily I had postponed my planned ‘making of’ this wonderful winter pie until tonight, as the bad weather combined with my under … Continue reading

the Pool and the Party @CHAMPs 2013

In between watching the races, the screaming, the partying and the officiating (freestyle races are the most boring aspect of being a stroke and turn judge – the slots that I got!), I managed to snap a few super shots (with help from Hubbie!).  This is what makes a team, more like a family……… Love … Continue reading

Happy 10th Anniversary darling, photo’s that remind me of a wonderful day!

After the big IT update in the house, I have decided to do yet another ‘sort and save’ exercise on my digital photo’s.  Of course the computers are I have to admit still not without problems, namely wobbly wifi that is tempermental to say the least, which strikes when I am home alone with a … Continue reading

REcircle

REcircle, our creative re-use centre, (based on a decade of dreaming and the long term vision of my good friend Julie-Anne Verbeelen) is about to go live.  We’re finally down to the last 6 days of a 21 month countdown, which started with a dinner including 30 inspiring guests, to help and lay down the … Continue reading

Do not Crumble! 5 other things to do with Gooseberries…..

I have to admit, I was a little over enthusiastic about the picking gooseberries at the weekend, and had overlooked the fact, that on my return to Brussels, I would have to spend hours and hours, boiling, pickling and jarring it all up.  All this at a time when I should have been cheering on … Continue reading

Lunch with Lizzi

One of the joys of occasionally working from home, in addition to fresh coffee, a beautiful view of the garden, and a curious cat who is always after a cuddle (or a drink of water from the tap), is the business lunch on hand when the MD of the house is around in Brussels. Over … Continue reading

Birthday lunch….

My very healthy Birthday lunch!  Combined with a glass of water, Ginger tea, and a lot of vitamins and supplements to get over the dizziness and sickness of this week. Oops, I forgot to add a candle!! and for those keen to replicate my healthy ways……. …… ……. Lizzi’s Birthday Salad raw spinach chopped 1 … 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

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