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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, February 25, 2011

Friday's Fave Five, Quality Time




It's THAT time of the week again, it's Friday! Time to look back upon the week that has passed and share some highlights. Friday's Fave Five is hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.


1. There was a package in the mail for me. I was kind of surprised because I didn't order anything, so I checked the address and yes, it was for me, woohoo! Inside were two sets of two appetizer glasses which apparently I won in an online competition!

2. My computer which had been to the shop for repair ( since December?!) has finally been reinstalled. It's better and faster than the one I was working from up until now. When I got it back, it was completely "naked" and some of the programs needed to be reinstalled.
My brother in law was a great help talking me through all of this, it was a blessing to be able to turn to him for help!

3. A good night's sleep with fresh sheets on the bed. Somehow we always seem to sleep so much better when the sheets have been changed!

4. We went for a swim at the local swimming pool on Tuesday, and we're planning on doing this every two weeks!

5. My absolute favorite of the week: some extra quality time with my hubby. My husband had a quiet week this week, so we got to spend a little bit of extra time together.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday's Fave Five, It Almost Feels Like Spring ...


The week that has passed has been such a wonderful week, and now it's Friday already!
It's time to look back and share some of my favourite things from it. Time to share another Fave Five, a meme hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.


1. The weather. We've had a couple of lovely days with lots of sunshine and very nice temperatures this week. We all think it's going to be a very early Spring here in Belgium. Counting the days!
2. My snowdrops are in bloom. They were a gift from my husband last year and it's so nice to see them pop up again. They really speak of Spring, don't they? I love them so much I made them my new header.
3. Our anniversary. The years seem to have whizzed by, it's been 29 years since we started sharing our life together and it seems like only yesterday!
4. The new cutlery we gave each other as an anniversary gift. I especially loved the message my husband put on the gift wrap. It said: " Because I love you and want to share and enjoy many more years with you". Sweet isn't it?
5. Hubby's favourite dish, chicken in Supreme sauce. The recipe is a little bit elaborate I admit, but it's great comfort food and it was the first dish I ever cooked for him when I had first met him. He still loves it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

29 Years Ago Today ...






It's been 29 years today since my hubby and I started sharing our lives together.
It seems like only yesterday. Where did those years go?
We've been through so much together, and I still love him to pieces!




Ruby Tuesday is hosted by Mary the Teach at Work of the Poet.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekly Winners, the Birthday Girl





My favourite pictures from last week's birthday party for our daughter Patsy.


There's nothing like a glass of champagne to get into a festive mood.


Father and daughter ...


Weekly Winners is hosted by Lotus at I am Lotus.

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