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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five, Family …

 

friday fave five spring

 

Another week has gone by, the month of March is almost over…
I can never believe how quickly time flies! Friday again, time to list some of the favorite things of this past week. 

fave five 26 maart

1. New clothes. I went shopping for some new clothes last week and bought some new things in lovely Spring colors.
2. Little surprise gifts from my husband. When he comes home, holding his hands  behind his back with that little twinkle in his eye, I can be sure he has a little surprise gift for me. It happened three times (!!!) this week! This time he got me the butterfly and the dragon fly garden decorations and a peony tree for the patio.
I’m such a spoiled brat!
3. A two hour photo walk in Bruges,
4. and a visit with my parents. My parents and my family all live in Bruges and the distance between us can be hard. You just don’t pop over for coffee anytime you want to. But this week I could, and I was able to surprise them with my visit. We had a lovely afternoon together.
5. My patio has really burst into color this week. Some of the daffodils are blooming for the second time, I had no idea this was possible!

Friday’s Fave Five is hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

23 comments:

hip chick said...

ooh I love little surprises! My mum has been in wintering in a southern state for the past 6 weeks so I haven't been able to see her. She is coming home next week and I'll be glad. I miss being able to pop in on her.

Collette said...

Look at all those colors! I love the dragonfly. (((HUGS)))

Wanda said...

You live in a great city, but your patio must be a favorite place for you, it's lovely, Jientje!

Avril said...

Wow - I tend to say that more and more with your photos! All so interesting to look at from the buildings to the colourful patio plants and ornaments to that gorgeous graceful swan - wow ! Such a lovely hubby you have with his surprise gifts! Family get-togethers are so special, aren't they - especially with your mum and dad :)

Caution Flag said...

That clothing picture is lovely! The shadows, the textures, the colors :)

Kristi said...

I love all of your spring photos lately!!

Jacki said...

Awwww....your husband is so sweet and so in love with you! Do you think he could send pointers to Peter?

The clothing is beautiful....I love wearing new clothes!

ellen b said...

What lovely Faves this week Jientje! I love the fact that your husband brings you surprises. I hope that never ends!! How wonderful that you could visit with your parents. Love all the photos as usual. Have a wonderful weekend.

moneythoughts said...

I too enjoy your photos, as I always do. Yes, the spring flowers are coming up and out, but we had snow this morning nonetheless.

Carrie said...

Shopping for new clothes can be great fun (sometimes!) I always like the idea in theory. But the actual searching and hunting begins to wear on me! Nevertheless - when you find something that you love - it's absolutely awesome!

LOVE the colors. What a beautiful patio to relax and enjoy yourself in!

Have a wonderful weekend!

James said...

You always put together the most wonderful posts. This is a wonderful collection of photos.

2Thinks said...

I love it when your husband brings you the little gifts. You are not a spoiled brat, but you are a lucky girl, 'eh?

Me too!

Have a lovely weekend...

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

It is amazing how the simple things is life can be made so beautiful! I love your mosaic, it makes me smile. :)

Brenda said...

I think its especially nice to get new clothes in the Spring. And how nice to get surprises from hubby :) Sounds like a good week.

Willow said...

Your husband sounds so very sweet. And he certainly knows what you like. Your patio looks so very inviting. Glad you were able to see your parents this week.

Have a happy weekend!

Colleen said...

Goodness, look at all of the beautiful flowers! Spring is coming along here, but most things are still in their bud stage. I'm looking forward to full bloom.

Lisa notes... said...

I desperately need to shop for new clothes. But I’d rather not; just not a shopper. I love surprise gifts, too. What a great husband you have. It’s nice to be spoiled. Enjoy it!

Laura said...

You are just an artiste with these photos. Each week, the collage takes my breath away.

Sweet husband!

Happy weekend.

Stephani said...

I don't know about brat, but I'd definitely say you're spoiled! But how great is that to be spoiled by your husband! Lovely photos once again!

Carletta said...

I love that butterfly - the dragonfly too! Your Hubby has great taste in surprise gifts. :)

The French Bear said...

Awww.... I love it! Especially when you are happy, makes me smile! I love that you had time with your family..... that's precious! Your husband is a sweetie!! I love he photos, I think we should take a cruise on that big hulk of beauty they call a ship!!!!!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Susanne said...

Your wonderful pictures are making me itch for flowers to start springing out around here. We've a little ways to go yet before that happens. Soon, though, very soon, I hope.

Surprises from your hubby and new clothes. Lucky girl! :v)

John Koh said...

Your amazing photos make me wanna grab some tickets to Belgium!
Regards,
John

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