Nicole has a friend since a long time and had presented me to her. So she invited us in the afternoon for a coffee with a self Charlotte cake.
It tasted delicious !
I took some pictures of her living room, because it took me back in time, it's so unusual now to find such old and cosy furniture with a lot of souvenirs from all corners of the world. Most of the people's interior had been modernized not to talk about the younger generation where the fashion is to be "zen" and the whole room is in brown/grey, black/white, or dark grey/white. I personally find it sad and not cosy at all ! Even old restaurants which kept their outside from hundreds of years ago, became "zen" inside !
On our way back we heard in the radio that the special police unit had just captured the terrorist Salah Abdeslam, they were looking for for 4 months in the whole world ! After the Paris attacks he had returned to Brussels and apparently never left ever since.
So we were spoiled again with the most dramatic pictures on TV. The whole event took in total 3 hours, but on TV it lasted the whole evening and after half an hour we watched a recorded movie, we had enough. The whole thing was repeated again the next day.
We all hope that this is finished now, it gives a very bad image for Brussels and the tourist sector is again affected. Today it's all peaceful in the streets except the curious who want to see the "crime scene". Brussels/Molenbeek becomes a SPA town. Meanwhile Salah Abdeslam is in Bruges high security prison and refuses to be transferred to France, unfortunately for him he is French.
On Sunday morning it was again cold and grey and my energy level dropped to 0 ! I wanted to go to the midi market as I haven't been there since last year, but this cold just paralyses me !