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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, November 2, 2012

Friday's Fave Five, the Halloween Edition

A perfect week like this one just would not be complete without a collage of some of the highlights from it. That's why it's always a good idea for me to join Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and share five favorite things from the week that has passed.

1. Our daughter Patsy invited us for a little birthday dinner last Saturday. She's such a great cook, dinner at Patsy's is always a treat. She made a delicious pumpkin soup as a starter, and a roast of deer with salsify in a curry cream sauce. Yummmmmmmm!!

2.  Sunday was such a beautiful sunny day, so we went out on a photo walk to try and capture the beauty of Fall. We had a rather unexpected photo opportunity when we met a falconer who was hunting for rabbits with a Harris Hawk. I was able to make some amazing photos of the man and his bird. Photos still need to be published, so come and see next week!

3. It was a bit of a slow week this week, no cooking lessons or ceramics class, which gave me a lot more time to spend behind my computer. I found some time to blog, and I just LOVED all the comments you gave me. It's great to get in touch with all of my friends again!

4. A Halloween market was held in my town on Wednesday evening.The whole town was decorated with pumpkins and skulls, the shop assistants were dressed up as witches and vampires, shops were open until ten ... It was a fun evening! Of course I was there with my camera, pictures are here if you're interested.

5. The Blue Tits around our house are already thinking of Spring. They were thoroughly inspecting the nest boxes on my patio this afternoon! The nest box on the bottom left of this collage is a new one my hubby bought as a birthday gift, and we repaired the other one, so there are two for rent this year. Let's hope they'll vacate one of them next Spring!


Willow said...

I would have loved to watch that falconer with his bird--what a majestic sight. Isn't it wonderful when your daughter cooks for you?

Kathie said...

It would be so very cool to see a falconer in action!

The dinner sounds lovely - I've never had deer although I have tried moose and buffalo!

Your birdhouses are very pretty - we don't have Blue Tits here. I'll have to look them up in my bird book.

Happy weekend!

Brenda said...

I'm fascinated by falcons as well, they are such powerful, smart birds.

Susan said...

Your photo collage made me smile. So lovely.

I also enjoyed your Halloween photos. I had no idea it was celebrated where you live. We don't have a party atmosphere at the shops here. Sounds like a fun time.

Susanne said...

I love blue tit birds, so pretty. That is what I have on my header even though in real life I have never actually seen one.

Wow, your daughter sounds like quite the gourmet chef. Yummy.

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

I can't believe those birds are already thinking of spring! If they start building now they're in for a very nasty shock!!

Sounds like Halloween is still going on in your area with all this pumpkin soup and witches etc!

Carletta said...

A lovely mosaic of your week Jientje!
I can hardly wait to see more of the falconer. You were so lucky to get that opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a perfect week! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and checking on me. Thankfully, I'm safe and sound. Hugs and kisses from New York!

Unknown said...

There's a bird called blue tits?

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