26 July 2010

Warm visit and sad goodbye

I had a wounderful time my dears, cause my parents were visiting me for the very first time in 7 years I live here in Belgium. It was so great!!! The weather could be better - with this I actually mean worse or colder - as travelling around in 32 C is bit too much for me. But nevertheless we had super lovely time together.

Two weeks are not enough to see all the places I have wanted them to show, but we still have managed to visit a couple of really cute locations...

One of my favorite places in Belgium - the Ardennes. The nature is so overwhelmingly beautiful there, I just love it.

You will find plenty of small villages like this one - La Roche-en-Ardenne. Some of you will recognize the name from history lessons - famous battles during the WW II happened right here.

And as it was so hot we have decided to take a kayak from Maboge to La Roche. You can really enjoy the views from a different angle.

And of course, Fleur was with us -her very first kayak trip!

Visitng Luxembourg city on the Royalty Day.

As some of you probably know there are more than 800 different sortes of bear in Belgium - 853 to be exact. We have visited one of the small breweries in Achouffe. I love their blond bear. A couple of years ago you could only buy it in the Ardennes region, but now they also have it in my local supermarket. If you ever have the chance to taste you should really do so, it is a very nice bear.

And do you know Bruges? Have you ever seen all its lace shops and chocolat madness? Isn't it ne of the cutest towns in Europe?

So many good memories. It's a pity that all good things are tendingto end that fast. My parents areback in Sint-Peterburg and I stay here in Antwerp with Fleur. Oh yes, this is the second part of my sad goodbye - my other dog Felix has moved out together wth his owner. I miss him soooooooo much but there as no other way. I wish him the very best!

Well, enough sentimentsfor today, the life goed on and there are some practical decisions to be made. As we have stayed with Fleur alone and we want to keep on travlling but we don't have a car, there is no other option left as to start hiking. Yes...sounds terrifying I know. I did it when I was a child so I have to be able to do it now also. So what I am busy with right now is looking for a good tent - it must be light, strong, very waterproof, considering this wounderful weather in Belgium, and last but not least not too expensive. Not that easy to find something if you really know what you are looking for. Anyway for the moment I am considering this model from Coleman, what do you think:

Btw I hope you do't think that I've forgotten my crafty business for all this time. Noway, I should tell you. I have ben actually quite productive for my humble norms. But this is for another message... tomorrow.

Wish you all a very nice day!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx