Tag Archives: Belgium

Slow Boat

 Dear Friends, You know how much I enjoy doing work experience. It’s great fun to spend a day in someone else’s shoes. But sometimes it’s good to sit back and let that person just get on with it. That’s what Manny and I thought when we sailed from Bruges to Damme on the paddle boat Lamme …

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Me and Manny Down by the Schoolyard – Weekly Photo Challenge – Room

Dear Friends, Manny and I went back to school this week. The old classroom looked just the same and the teacher was still there. (I often wonder – do teachers ever go home, or do they live in their classrooms?) Even though our visit brought back happy memories, I was glad I’m not at school any …

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Lazy Bones

Dear Friends, The Archaeological Museum in Bruges is a fun place to learn about the history of Bruges and the people who have lived there through the centuries. There are interactive learning centres, displays of archaeological finds, puzzles and games. It’s a great museum for children and adults alike and it’s guaranteed to keep everyone …

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Sail On Sailor

Dear Friends, Have you ever been mistaken for something completely different than what you are? I’ve been mistaken for a Canadian beaver and a teddy bear in the past, which is not so surprising. But I was absolutely astounded when a canal boat captain in Bruges thought I was his tip! Let’s go back to the beginning of …

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Waterloo! – Weekly Photo Challenge – Monument

Dear Friends, When Abba sang that famous song about Napoleon and his defeat at Waterloo they didn’t realise that 40 years on their words would inspire a bear and a beaver to undertake a monumental task of courage and endurance. We decided to climb the Butte du Lion at Waterloo. The Butte du Lion, or …

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Sweet Serenade

Dear Friends, Being a yodeller of renown means I’m a fan of beautiful songs and I love hearing great music played well. Combine that with being in the presence of a musical superstar and I’m in heaven. I was an audience of one for this famous songster when he performed unplugged at Sand Wonderland in Blankenberge. The …

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Inside Looking Out – Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside

Dear Friends, As Manny and I strolled down this narrow, deserted street in Bruges late one afternoon we wondered who lived in these lovely houses. Then a particular sign on the wall caught our attention. Our curiosity got the better of us and we just had to take a peek inside. Manny was beary excited! Justin.

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All These Strangers

Dear Friends, I am a long-time fan and follower of Russell’s The Top 10 of Anything and Everything. His posts always leave me either laughing or starving, depending on whether he’s featuring animals or desserts. This one from last week gave me inspiration for a story of my own about meeting unusual creatures. The town of Damme …

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Rainy Day Blues

 Dear Friends, Manny and I were enjoying a peaceful stroll along the beach in Blankenberge when we came across row upon row of little houses. These quaint beach huts were all different in one small way or another. Some were colourfully painted, others had verandas and there were even a few with decorative windows. We …

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Spinning Around – Weekly Photo Challenge – Joy

Dear Friends, Travelling with Manny in September was such a joyful experience. We had a lot of fun together and he really brought out my inner child. When we found this gorgeous miniature carousel we simply had to ride it.  It was perfect for two small furry creatures. Justin.

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