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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,a grandmothe and 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!


Heaven is in Belgium

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Just a Quick Note …


My parents are staying here for the weekend, so I’m very busy with my guests.
I won’t be around much today.
Just a quick note and a little impression …

Anticipation …

The weather was perfect, and after dinner we set out for a little tour of the harbor of Antwerp and Lillo. I took loads of pictures but that will have to wait.
I’m wanted in the kitchen now!



Wanda..... said...

You are a great hostess Jientje...I like the photo of your parents with the same pose...arms to the head!

Jan said...

How wonderful to have your parents for a visit. They are a handsome couple, which explains your beauty.

moneythoughts said...

Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing your beautiful country with me. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Avril said...

Lovely photos! Made me smile - photos of them all doing the same thing : shading their eyes, hubby and your dad looking the same way, on the bench looking the same way!! You are a great hostess - everything in it's place ... very welcoming!

Libby's Library said...

Have a lovely visit with your parent's!!!

Bientje said...

't Zag er gezellig uit zus!
En ja, je bent de perfecte gastvrouw!
Dikke knuffel en liefs,

quilly said...

I so want to come stay with you! I know you would take much better care of me than I likely will you!

i.e. "If you want ketchup with that hotdog it's in the fridge. Oh, and bring me a soda on your way." ;)

The Retired One said...

I love the shot of them sitting on the bench looking over the little waterway.....I can hear them gabbing and laughing together!

Gutsy Living said...

Hope you had a nice visit. Your shrimp look delicious and I can tell you have "love" in your house decorating. I've seen other photos before and it shows that you care and have taste.

Maggie`s Mind said...

Looks like a perfect way to spend some time.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time. Excellent pictures :)

Jientje said...

@ Wanda: That was so funny, I'm glad I could hit that shutter on time.
@ Jan: Awww, thank you! They both look great, true.
@ moneythoughts: The weekend was fabulous!
@ Avril: Perfect harmony!
@ Libby: It was wonderful, thank you!
@ Bientje: 't Was heel gezellig. Perfect? Aaah, ik doe dat graag, ja. Volgende ben jij!
@ Quilly: You are SO welcome here.
@ The retired one: We all had fun together.
@ GutsyWriter: Awww, thanks!Oh and "nice" would be an understatement!
@ Maggie: It was!
@ Thom: Thanks Thom. We had such a good time together.

Melli said...

LOL! I see Quilly and I are having the SAME anxiety attacks over playing hostess to you! SHOOT! I knOW I can't compete -- I shall NOT knock myself out trying! I intend to just enjoy you MY way! LOL! You ARE a FABULOUS hostess though ... I, too, would LOVE to be spoiled by you!

kayerj said...

looks like a nice day

Unknown said...

How fun to have company! Hope you're having a grand time! Those shrimp are HUGE!!

Jientje said...

@ Melli: Please don't WORRY so much about that! I KNOW I'm going to have tons of fun, but please please please, no sleepless nights over this eh?
And If and when you come to Belgium, I would spoil you rotten!
@ kaye: Yes, it was.
@ lisa: no, they're not huge, they're served in small glasses.

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