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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, June 1, 2012

Friday's Fave Five, Summer Days

We've had a couple of nice "warm-weather-feels-like-Summer" days the past two weeks, so I spent more time outdoors rather than behind my computer, that's why I haven't posted in over two weeks!
June already, I just knew the month of May would whiz by in a jiffy!
It's Friday, that means it's time to look back upon the week that has passed and post some favorites. Time to join Susanne's Friday's Fave Five!

1. Last Friday was our 21st wedding anniversary, and my husband surprised me with a lovely bouquet of roses. He knew I would most probably welcome him on the patio, when he parked his car down below. He didn't want me to see the bouquet just yet, so he smuggled it in through the front door before he parked the car! That man is so smart, he still knows how to surprise me even after all those years!

2. I've got my camera back!!! My Big Guy has been fixed, and it cost me nothing! This time they had to replace the shutter, but there was a six month warranty on the previous repair job, so they did it for free!
I'm a happy camper now!

3. The roasted pineapple we had on the barbecue. We injected it with rum and coconut liqueur and roasted it for an hour. Served with some ice cream it was delicious!

4. We were invited to spend a day in the Ardennes by our daughter Patsy last Sunday. It was a beautiful day, and we made a nice long walk before lunch. After that, lunch was prepared on the barbecue. It was wonderful to be outside all day and enjoy each others company in the warmth of the sun.

5. We love to experiment and try new flavors on the new barbecue, and with the warm weather we had last weekend it was time to enjoy our patio! This time we tried shrimps with a raspberry dressing, served as an appetizer. I would never have imagined shrimps with raspberries, but it's wonderful!


Mary said...

Happy anniversary! The pineapple sounds yummy!

Barbara H. said...

Happy anniversary to you both! What a sweet surprise!

I'm glad you got your camera back and that it was fixed for free.

Susanne said...

Happy, happy anniversary to both of you! What a sweet hubby to go through the efforts to still surprise you!

Your roasted pineapple has my mouth watering.

Loree said...

Happy anniversary. I would love to try that pineapple.

Brenda said...

We love pineapple on the BBQ, its so delicous! And that shrimp with raspberry sounds wonderful as well.

Avril said...

Happy Anniversary !!!! May you spend many more happy years together! Mmm pineapple sounds delicious! We braai/barbeque often but never adventurous - we need to make some changes :)

Unknown said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Such a blessing to find your true love and experience, life, love and memories. I know there will be a lot more!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Love the story of your anniversary bouquet surprise. So sweet -- and happy anniversary!

Your barbecue ideas make me hungry...!

Mom24 said...

Happy Anniversary! That pineapple sounds wonderful, I love to grill out too.

Have a good week.

Willow said...

Warm weather is a good excuse for not posting. Happy Anniversary! Love your little rose surprise story.

That pineapple sounds wonderful!

Afromerry said...

Wow, an interesting blog you've got here. Good to know you enjoyed the sun the summer had to offer this year.

Kris said...

My husband is a roasted/barbecued pineapple addict, but he's never tried it this way! Sort of like a roasted pina colada! We'll have to give it a try!

I'm really enjoying reading!


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