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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, March 25, 2011

Friday's Fave Five, Spring is really Here!

It's THAT time of the week again, it's Friday.
Time to look back upon the week that has passed and share some of its highlights.
Time to join Friday's Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

1. Eating outside. Yes!!!! The weather has been really extraordinary this week. We've been able to eat outside this whole week, I don't think we've ever done this so early in the year! I think this should be mentioned in Jientje's book of world records!
2. Cooking session with my friend Annie. Three or four times a year my friend Annie and I try to find some exquisite - sometimes quite challenging - recipes to cook up a lovely meal together. We held our little get together last Saturday and both our husbands enjoyed the good food we put on the table!
3. Being able to leave the door to the patio open early in the morning till late in the afternoon. I can hear the children at the school playground, hear the birds whistle, ... breathe in some fresh air ... It makes my blood pump, makes me feel like I'm alive again!
4. First strawberries. Yummie!
5. Painted toenails and a pedicure. I'm ready for sandals and flip flops again, yaaay!


Heidi said...

Toes and table, hmmm...an odd mix. :) Hello friend! Your pictures are fantastic, as usual. Happy spring to you. We are just beginning to thaw out here.

Lisa notes... said...

What a gift that you can cook exquisite recipes. Your hubbies are blessed indeed. Fresh air – always good. I love it. I had first strawberries this week too and they were the best.

Enjoy your weekend.

Gattina said...

Yessss ! Spring has arrived and I enjoy the nice weather too, but they say it will change over the weekend (sob) !

Barbara H. said...

What a fun get-together with a friend! And how lovely to be able to eat outside. I'm glad the weather has been so nice. We had our first strawberries recently, too -- luscious!

Carrie said...

Eating outside is SO delightful!

And I've been devouring strawberries of late. Love them, love them!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Willow said...

Eating outside, keeping the doors open all day, finding fresh strawberries! Yes, Spring is here!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Sure sounds like spring where you are -- that's wonderful. Those little white buds on your banner photo are so pretty.

Have a great week!

Brenda said...

I've been eating strawberries this week as well and and they are really yummy. But its not warm enough for us to eat outside yet, maybe next week.

Susanne said...

What fun doing a challenging cooking day with a friend and then enjoying the food together.

Well, we have spring snow again this weekend so I'm just a touch jealous of your pedicure and flip flops and eating outside! LOL. One day soon hopefully that will come my way. :v)

Catherine said...

Painted toes in flip-fops, open doors, and eating outside.. It all sounds so wonderful!! I'm glad you had fun cooking. The pictures are great!

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