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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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Monday, January 30, 2012

A Very Relaxed Weekend

This fun meme helps you to remember what you did during the weekend and it's hosted by Gattina. We had a nice and very relaxing weekend. Because I wanted to toy with my new baby camera, I took a lot of photos, and I thought it would be a great idea to share them through this meme. So here we go ...

Introducing ... my latest toy, the brandnew Ixus 115 HS! I had a lot of fun playing around with it and getting to know this little baby camera. I'm going to make this my new entry for photo 366, not because it's such a great photo, but because I will want to remember when this little baby came into my life. Project 366 #30

I was up early on Saturday morning, had my morning coffee, ate some cereal and played with both my cameras.

When I went out to get a newspaper, the shopping street in my village still looked quite empty.

I usually buy a paper on weekends because I love the weekend edition of this paper. Lots of interesting subjects like recipes, restaurant reviews, travel ... etc.

By then my hubby was awake too, and we went to the weekly market together. I bought cheese and shrimp croquettes and we had them for lunch. Not exactly Weight Watchers style, but hey, after all, we're celebrating the weekend here, aren't we?

In the afternoon I baked a cake. It's a 365 recipe from Weight Watchers. I try to make it a little different each time I bake it. The original recipe is apples and raspberries, but I made apple and cinnamon this time.
In the evening we watched a little bit of television. We saw " the Bucket List" with Jack Nicholson. I had never seen it before and I enjoyed it!

I usually try to make Sunday breakfast a little feast.

After breakfast I made red onion soup. We were going to have leftovers for supper and I thought a nice bowl of onion soup would make the meal complete.

In the afternoon we visited the arboretum in Kalmthout. I wanted to make some winter pictures while practicing the manual settings of my other camera. We made a long walk, my hands were frozen, but it was good to be outside. When we came back inside to have coffee, my camera dropped to the floor. It scared the living daylights out of me, but fortunately, no harm was done. Phewww!
When we got home, we spent some time behind the computer editing the photos and blogging.

The onion soup was very tasty and comforting, and we ended up not eating all of the leftovers. I still have some stew left for today.
So, how was your weekend? I hope it was as good as mine!


Shubhi said...

Hey Jientje, It was refreshing to read about your weekend! And that onion soup looks very warm and tasty, it's quite cold here in Bombay, India, too!



Unknown said...

Oh my goodness that soup looks good.

Gattina said...

You gave me an idea !! it's ages that I didn't make an onion soup !!!
If you did all pictures with your new baby, then the camera is perfect ! Now you can play paparazzo like I do ! with my little Sony Cybershot ! I don't even want a bigger one !

Christie describeHappy said...

Your food looks amazing and I really enjoyed a look at your street!!

Loree said...

Looks like you had an enjoyable weekend. Any weekend spent taking photos is a good weekend in my opinion. I spent it cleaning and de-cluttering - not very exciting.

Carletta said...

Looks like you had both a fun and productive weekend.
I agree with Gattina, if these shots are with your little camera you are doing fabulous. I love the last shot.
The Bucket List was a wonderful movie. I love Jack! :)

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful weekend you had!

fotorantje said...

olala ik zie hier heel veel lekkers passeren
de baby-camera doet het precies wel goed!

maggie said...

Looks like such a great weekend, and I love all of these shots. So many yummy things! Also love seeing your village!

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