Tag Archives: Bruges

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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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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Chocolate City

 Dear Friends,  Since the day I spent with Robbert learning the skills of tour guiding I have been thinking more about the sort of tour I would like to do. As you know my speciality is food, especially if it’s sweet. So I decided to work on an itinerary for the “Justin Beaver Tour of …

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