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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!


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Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five, Bike Rides and Mojitos




This is a quickie, I’m going out with my husband later today so I really don’t have that much time to blog, but it’s been such a good week that I did not want to miss Friday’s Fave Five again! Find other people’s favorites at Susanne’s Living to Tell the Story.


fave five

1. My mother’s health. She’s doing great after this scary episode in her life. (Read more about that here.) She saw her oncologist earlier this week and he said she does not need to have chemo. Yaaay! So I guess we can all leave this behind us right now. Wednesday was the last time I went over to Mom’s to cater for my parents, she’s taking over her own household again and that’s just wonderful! I am going to miss this though, I LOVED taking care of them!
2. A day out in Gent with my friend Nana and my sister Bientje. They’re both such good company, we had a lovely time!
3. The bike tour with my husband. That little bit of exercise did us both good.
You can see the pictures I took here.
4. The Mojito we drank, a very refreshing cocktail, a real treat on a warm day.
5. We bought bike maps covering a couple of different regions in Belgium. We’re planning on going out with our bikes more often, and we don’t want to get lost! I’m really looking forward to this!


Robynn's Ravings said...

So GLAD about your mom and what a LOVELY day. Wish I were sipping a mojito with you! :)

Gattina said...

That's a long time I haven't been here and you didn't blog very much either. Nice to hear that your mom is out of danger. She really looks good !

aspiritofsimplicity said...

bikes are such a great way to explore an area. I'm thinking you will find lots of new places to photograph. Boy, does that mojito look good.

Wanda..... said...

I've missed you in more ways than one, Jientje! One of the previous posts slipped right by me...little boys at the door was sweet and your fave five made me feel at home, loved the lone bike and happy for your mom, chemo is no fun!

Susanne said...

Bike riding is one of the things Hubby and I enjoy doing together and don't get nearly enough time to do.

So glad to hear your Mom is doing well and that she doesn't have to have chemo. That must be such a relief.

A day out with friends always is a favorite of mine too.

Brenda said...

Biking sounds like a lot of fun! Great news about your mother not needing chemo, its such a painful thing to go through.

Lena said...

Hoi sis!
You did a great job! Mum and dad were really spoiled! We're all glad you helped out. Who else can make such delicious food!
Big hug!

Islandsparrow said...

Very glad to hear the good news about your mom. And how sweet that you were able to care for them.

Enjoy your bike touring - I'm going now to check out the pictures

Happy travelling!

Pat said...

Glad your Mom is on the road to recovery! Mojito! Yum!

TXDidi said...

So glad to hear that your mother is well on the road to recover and will not need chemo. She's a beautiful woman, by the way. Sending healing thoughts her way. And oh my, do those mojitos look good. Hope you have a refreshing week, Jientje.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Whenever I open your blog, I say to myself, "Time for some awesome photos again!" and I'm never disappointed.

Glad to hear your mom is better. Have a great week!

Ballerina Girl said...

Hi Jientje
I am happy to hear your mom is doing better. I hope her recovery continues to be positive and pass quickly.
Nice photos...sounds like a good trip to Provence..

welcome back!

Willow said...

So glad your mom is ok! I've missed being a regular FFF contributor. Here's hoping I'll have a more regular schedule from now on.

Come to California and bring your bikes! We'll ride all over the Southland with you.

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