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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, December 17, 2010

Friday's Favorite Five, Old Computers and Snow Boots



It's been a while since my last post but that's because I had some computer trouble. I've had two viruses attacking my computer, and it is in the shop for repair now, I'm hoping to get it back after the weekend. I'm working from my old, slower computer now.




1. So thank God for old computers eh, it's still a hell of a lot better than nothing, right? Right!
2. It has snowed again, it's the second time we're getting snow this year. It's a little early for Belgian standards, I think it's going to be a long winter!
3. Anticipation. I'm very much looking forward to the trip to London I'm going to make with my daughter next week! Two days of mother-daughter quality time, two days to enjoy each other's company and taste that genuine English Christmas spirit, I just KNOW it's going to be fabulous!!
4. I bought some nice warm snow boots. No cold feet for me while we're roaming the streets of London!
5. Some of my Christmas shopping is already done and I like what I got. It's nice to see all the gifts underneath the tree!

16 comments:

Nana said...

Met of zonder die schoon bottekes, genieten ga je zeker doen! :-)

LceeL said...

In my office, on the wall, I have a London Tube Map. People often look at it and wonder what it is. I tell them it's a map full of memories.

I love London. I love the memories my Son and I made there. I hope your trip, with your daughter, makes good memories for you, too.

Marina said...

Your photos are...super!!!! So much cold and snow are rare in my country but it seems that my body ia getting used of both!!! I wish you the best trip ever with your lovely daughter!!!

The French Bear said...

I was wondering where you were!! Glad to know you are still here, how exciting to go to London! I loved it there...that was back in the eighties but it was before Christmas. I had a brief glimpse of Diana and that was the hi light of my trip, she was stunning! Everything seemed so magical.....I wanted to buy all my Christmas gifts from Harrods....ha ha but it was way too much money, so I just looked!
Wishing you a happy time and safe trip!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Kathie said...

So glad you are getting some mother/daughter time in London - say hi to my boy while you're there :)

Wish we had a bit of your snow - it's all green over here.

have a great week and hope your computer troubles are solved soon!

kaye said...

have fun in London :)

fruitfulwords said...

Yes, it is very fortunate you had your old computer. What rotten luck you had with TWO viruses. Ouch!

I love London at Christmas time. So beautiful and festive. What a treat to be able to have special time with your daughter there.

Hurray for warm boots.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Willow said...

Oh, have fun in London! I love that town! Looking forward to seeing your fabulous photos! Being with your daughter will be the best part though. Enjoy your trip!

Susanne said...

Those old computers do come in handy. Hopefully your good one will be fixed soon.

I'm wishing on could go along on your shopping excursion to London. :v) Sounds like a lot of fun!

Barbara H. said...

Old computers are certainly better than none! But I hope yours gets fixed soon.

Have fun on your trip! Glad you got some warm boots for it!

Loree said...

I love the picture of the snow boots. Very evocative of the season. Hope you get your computer back soon.

Bientje said...

Hope the twwo of you will be having a wonderful time in London!
Big hug,

Bim said...

I hope our airports will be open again in time! And enjoy London!! We'll be driving through Belgium meanwhile, and I keep my fingers crosses that it won't take two days again, as it did last year.
Happy holidays!

Linda Higgins said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and beautiful time with your daughter. I loved this post and the pics! Those boots do look comfy and warm! Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year! Thank you for your wonderful blogger friendship! hugs and smiles!

Marina said...

Merry Christmas!!! Love, health and happiness in your life...!!!

Mari said...

Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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