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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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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly Winners, Fog and Boats

 

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The weather was very foggy all day on Tuesday so I grabbed “the big guy” and took him for a short walk along the canal. I love Mother Nature’s natural depth of field and how my photos turn into almost black and white.

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Weekly Winners is hosted by Lotus, AKA Sarcastic Mom at I am Lotus.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five, Rain, Fog and Good Food

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Friday’s Fave Five is all about looking back on the week that has passed and share some of the highlights from it. It is hosted by Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

 

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1. My new fridge, all white and new and shiny! It (finally) got delivered on Saturday, I had been waiting for it for days. It’s a little bit taller than the previous one,  which means more storage space inside.
2. Winter Punch Rooibos tea, with coconut, almond, apple and cinnamon flavors. I love to drink it while I’m watching television at night.  
3. It has been raining all weekend, so we stayed inside and had a nice brunch on Sunday.
4. Fog. The weather was foggy all day last Tuesday, but that makes for the loveliest photos!
5. The blueberry pancakes I made, sweet and delicious!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ruby Tuesday, the Colors of Fall

 

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The colors of Fall were more vibrant this year than I’ve ever seen before. I could not get enough of it, so here are a few more photos of Park ten Brandt …

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Post a picture with a little or a lot of red and join the fun!
Ruby Tuesday is hosted by Mary the Teach at Work of the Poet.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekly Winners, A Walk In the Park

 

 

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My favorite photos of the week are from last Sunday when we made a photo walk in Park ten Brandt near Antwerp. Autumn has never been lovelier …

 

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More Weekly Winners at I am Lotus, AKA Sarcastic Mom.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five, homeliness and coziness

 

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Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts this meme called Fave Five where one can reflect on the week and share some of the highlights from it. 

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So here we go …

1. That lovely pink sunrise I saw yesterday. The minute I saw this gorgeous pink and purple glow I got my camera out and shot a few pictures. From where I am I cannot see the actual sun, but I did enjoy all the beautiful colors in the early morning sky.
It really made my day!

2. We went out and had a lovely walk in a beautiful park near Antwerp on Sunday.
I took my Big Guy ( my Canon 40D ) along and really enjoyed all the wonderful colors and photo opportunities fall had to offer! After the walk we had some warm apple pie and I sipped my first hot wine of the season.

3. When I got home I made some fresh onion soup with lots and lots of cheese on top! We drew the curtains, made a nice fire in the fireplace and lit some candles.
Life is so good!

4. I’ve been looking for it ever since an American friend of mine told me about it and it’s been over a year ago now! Wrigley’s 5 chewing gum is finally available in Belgium. It’s the only chewing gum that does not loose it’s flavor after two minutes.
She was right, I like it a lot!

5. The gourmet meal me and my friend Annie cooked on Saturday. The picture in the bottom right was our main course, venison with endive mash and a little salad with red beets and apple. The meat was cooked just right and we made a lovely sauce to go with it, it was heavenly! 

 

As you can see, I had a lovely week, how was yours?

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