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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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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What I've been up to this last year ...


It's a typical November day today. It's very wet and terribly grey outside, and I don't really feel like going out today even if this is my day off from work.. Instead, it's time to get into cocooning modus -  ( I'm still in my jamies ) - and check out the new toy  laptop my hubby surprised me with two days ago. I did need some time to get accustomed to the new Windows 8 but all seems to be going  well and I have now access to all my photos and favorite programs!  Yaaaay!!
While exploring my new laptop something happened. I began to miss blogging, and the good old days of Nablopomo so many years ago when it all started for me. It was where I met friends all over the world
Some of you are on Facebook now, some of you I have lost track of since I lost my favorite Google reader.( I was too busy with real life stuff when Google decided to deactivate the google reader. )
So I have no idea who is still out there, still interested to see what I've been up to lately. I have no idea if I'm still in your reader or not.
Life has been so hectic this past year, you can't even begin to imagine!
Shortly after I posted my previous post on this blog my dear husband had a little stroke. Don't worry, he's okay now, but it scared the hell out of me!
Anyway, every time something bad happens, something good is bound to come out of it. At least that's what I believe. The good thing was I restored contact with a IRL friend I had lost over the course of the years. She was the shoulder to cry on in those difficult days!
Since then we started longing to start a new life at the other side of the country, closer to my family and my friend. So we started looking ... And we found our dream appartement soon after!
To cut a long story short, we have moved to the coast in June, and since then I have been working full time again. The first few months were sheer hell to me, it really took time to adjust to this new lifestyle.





Anyway, the moving boxes have all disappeared now and I'm kind of used to my new life. Winter is approaching, the days are shorter and the evenings are longer. Looks I could make some time now and again to post something. No more blogging every day though, I won't promise you that. Just keeping in touch.
Please tell me, who is still out there? Leave me a comment and tell me how you're doing?

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