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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, October 22, 2010

Friday's Fave Five, My Birthday Week

Friday’s Fave Five is the meme which makes us look back, count our blessings and share some of the highlights of the week that has passed. This week was a beautiful week, it had my birthday in it. Looking back it feels like we’ve been celebrating all week!

1. Our daughter Patsy invited us to a raclette party on Saturday.
2. My actual birthday was on Wednesday. We spent the day at my parent’s house.
It felt good to be home with my sisters and my parents again.
3. Birthday gifts! I felt like a little kid again opening all those lovely presents!I got my favorite perfume, a cookbook and a lovely shawl from Mom and my sisters.
4. Birthday cards and birthday wishes on Facebook.
5. My husband took me to one of my favorite restaurants last night. We had a lovely romantic evening and the food was exquisite!


Islandsparrow said...

Happy belated Birthday Jientje! Wow - you had celebrations all week long!!

I have a Swiss German friend and she treated me to raclette once - so yummy!

Happy weekend!

Barbara H. said...

A belated happy birthday to you! Glad you were able to spend the day with your folks and for the lovely birthday wishes and presents. And the dinner with your hubby sounds great. I had never heard of raclette before -- sounds interesting!

Unknown said...

I can't believe I missed your birthday!! Happy Belated Birthday, Jientje!! And I am so sorry I missed it - for real.

Carrie said...


Hope you have a great weekend!

TXDidi said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope you enjoy many more. Yummy! Raclette....reminds me of some happy memories of Switzerland.

Susanne said...

Happy Birthday to you. Sounds like it was an enjoyable one. The Raclette party sounds interesting. I've never heard of that.

Loree said...

What a fun-filled week you have had. Happy birthday.

momma24 said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was a great one!

Bientje said...

It is good to have you with us on wednesdays!
Big hug,

Your little sister

Unknown said...

OH my goodness, it sounds like a wonderful week! There is nothing like family and loved ones to share it with! Happy belated Birthday!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh another October Girl I see!!
Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!
You were born in the best month of the whole year .

Brenda said...

Happy birthday! I love raclette, I've only had it a few times, but I really enjoyed it.

Jerralea said...

Happy Birthday, Jientje! Sounds like a great week for you with food, family and gifts!

I looked up what a raclette party was. I think I would like it!

Ballerina Girl said...

Happy Birthday Jientje!
Looks like it was a wonderful week...keep enjoying!


Wanda..... said...

Glad you had such warm family gatherings for your birthday, Jientje!

VioletSky said...

a belated Happy Birthday to you --- or maybe you are still celebrating?!!

The French Bear said...

Happy belated Birthday, so sorry I missed it.....sounds like it was a wonderful time. How sweet that your hubby took you out for a nice romantic meal!!!!! I love the mosaic photos that combine the week, that is so neat, I wish I knew how to do that........it does make an interesting collage of pictures!
Margaret B

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Happy Birthday Jientje!

mizzD said...

And what did you think of your sexy-hunk-birthdaycard on my blog Jientje? Didn't see????
I was away on holiday and came back ill...so I hope I'm excused for my belated birthdaywishes XXX..but on my blog I planned it on time! :-)
Kind regards!

Nana said...

Next year a birthmonth? :-)

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