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belgian christmas, part 1

Stuart and I just came back on the Eurostar from Brussels, where we stayed with two of our best friends, Mags and Manoelle. (Mags was my flatmate during the second year I lived in Moscow; she's the one I poured out my heart to when I had a major crush on this Stuart chappie, but didn't want to wreck a great friendship by telling him so. Mags advised me to be honest with him, which worked out very well!)
Our major duty as house guests was going to the patisserie at the top of the road and bringing back breakfast.

I'll post more photos later, but here are some lovely lamps we saw on the way to a Christmas carol service:

And a few more photos from the nearby tram museum, where we wandered on Boxing Day. It was closed, but the guy doing maintenance on the tram out front let us in if we promised not to touch anything. Stuart thinks trams are the best things ever, and I loved the way the light was coming through the windows, and the old adverts.


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Dec. 30th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
I am so jealous of your Belgian connections - I think it is my dream Christmas city!
Talk to you soon,
Ellen L.
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Funny, London and Glasgow used to be my dream Christmas cities when I was a kid, and now I *leave* London. Bizarre!

Yes, hope to catch up soon!! xx
Dec. 30th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos :) I really want to visit more european countries....
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hope you had a good Christmas. :)
Dec. 30th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
There's a touch of Thelwell about that cartoon: not so much in its execution, but its ambiance.
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, jockeys on chubby ponies! I *think* I see what you mean, but not sure! ;)
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Happy belate Christmas my dear! Love the sketch - was thinking of the 4 of you over Christmas :-)
Dec. 30th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
And to you! Your name came up more than once in conversation! Sounds like motherhood is treating you well. :)
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