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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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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekly Winners, I’m back!


I’ve picked up my camera again for the first time since we got back from our holiday in France. Life and family had taken over since my mother’s surgery, but this week things started to get back to normal again, and I’ve been looking for photo opportunities again.


A visit from my daughter on Tuesday … 
It was a warm night so we were able to eat outside and stay out until late.


On Friday I spent a day in Gent with my sister and my friend Nana.

We raised our glasses to friendship and good health.


… did a little bit of sightseeing …


and had coffee together.

And then yesterday hubby and I hired a bike and made a little excursion along the Schelde river.


We were not the only ones enjoying the scenery …




d’ Ursel castle in Hingene




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Colleen said...

It's nice to have you back! That bike ride looks lovely. Sounds like a wonderful day.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh my these are such beautiful pictures! It's nice to have you back and I'm glad you enjoyed your time in France.

Bientje said...

Nice to have you back sis! I told you the link to FB would work immediately if you do it yourself, now didn't I? We sure had a lovely day on friday! I wish we had them more often!
Big hug,
Your little sister

maryt/theteach said...

Hi Jientje, looks like you had a great trip! :)

Susanne said...

The trip to Gent and the bike ride look wonderful. Such a scenic looking city.

It's nice to have our daughters visit, isn't it?

alady'sllife said...

Sounds like life is good eh???
Good food, weather and scenery lol

The French Bear said...

There you are!!! Happy to have you back, love these photos!!! Is your Mom okay? How fabulous to be able to go bike riding with a beautiful view like that!!!!
Margaret B

Betty W said...

Great pictures! As always. Good to see you posting again. Looks like perfect weather you had.

spacedlaw said...

Welcome back, Jientje! I've missed you.

Robin said...

Lovely photos Jientje, it's good to see you back.

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koreen (aka: winn) said...

I always love seeing your side of the world. =)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shots. I love the shot of your hubby.

Pat said...

Welcome back! Such beautiful shots of a beautiful place!

NicoleB, Kuwait said...

Glad you had a great time out!
Especially the bike ride looks lovely :)
I love the Portrait of your hubby and the vintage feel to some of the photos!

Denise @ Musician's Widow said...

I always just love Weekly Winners your photos... WELCOME BACK!!

United Studies said...

Beautiful photos, as usual! Makes me wish I were independently wealthy and could take month-long excursions to different locals and just soak up the culture.

Your daughter is beautiful!

Suburban Girl said...

How beautiful...the scenery is just gorgeous.

nana said...

Great to have you back! :-) We spend a lovely day on friday and it won't be the last!! x

Donna@My Sweet Things said...

Oh my goodness! Such lovely shots. All of them!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cosy evening and the delicious food! Valérie

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