2 May 2011


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of April 30. You never know if you need an alibi ! If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

On Saturday I spent the afternoon with Ilona, we had a lot to discuss as we hadn't seen each other for two weeks or maybe even more. So I told her about my stay in the South of France and we also exchanged our family miseries. After that, we both felt better ! The weather was sunny and we could sit outside on her terrace.

Sunday I had a wonderful afternoon with Sylvia from Sidney. She had come over to Europe to see the Royal wedding life in London and had enjoyed it very much. She had catched a nice place just in front of the Westminster Abbey and she had seen everybody. As she also wanted to take the Eurostar, the famous train which takes you from London to Brussels in not even two hours through a tunnel under the sea at 300 km/h we decided to meet each other in Brussels! Unfortunately she hadn't thought about taking a train later so that we only had two hours together.

I picked her up at the Brussels Midi station and we took a train to the center of Brussels, it only took 5 min, impossible to do that by car.

I was glad to be able to show her at least the most important things in Brussels like the "Grand Place", the little streets where one restaurant is besides another and which is called the "Gobble street", the puppet theatre which is located in a very tiny little street and then we had a coffee in front of the antique market, where I took a picture of her, as a proof that she was really there and I didn't invent ! We had a great time together, only far too short.

I thought it was at least my birthday or even Christmas, she spoiled me so much with this beautiful souvenirs. In the box I found a keyring from the Royal wedding in the UK, a Kangaroo and Koala brooch, a Koala pin and this beautiful bracelet which I suppose is an aboregene one from Australia. I forgot to ask, because I thought it was a wooden box !

Again I can only say that Blogging is a wonderful thing ! How could I meet so many friends from so far away if Internet didn't exist ? It went so well that we decided to see each other again. It's a pity she lives so far away !


susan said...

Hello Gattina, how wonderful the internet is. Being able to meet up with Sylvia from Australia. I'm sure you showed her many great things in Brussels.

I've come across from Linens and Royals and often look at your exciting travels and very funny cat stories.

Have a great week, Susan.

diane b said...

That was an exciting weekend. The internet is making the world smaller and we are becoming a global village. Some cultures have a bit of catching up to do yet.
You'll have to come to Australia to see all your Aussie blogger friends.

Gracie said...

You got beautiful gifts, how nice of her!

Maribeth said...

Wonderful souvenir from the wedding! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Loree said...

Wow you. How wonderful to se so many bloggers in real life. Your weekend was quite exciting. Mine on the other hand - more sickness. This year has been very bad for us and I hope it will all go away soon.

jennyfreckles said...

Hi Gattina, How amazing that your friend came all that way for the wedding. Glad she got a good view - and glad you had some fun together, even if it was short.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

How wonderful to get to visit with friends! I wish she had taken a later train so you could have visited more.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, blogging is a wonderful thing! I can imagine you and Sylvia at the Midi station, taking the train to the Central station, going to the Grand Place. Too bad she didn't have time to go to the Atomium. Thanks again for a great tour of Brussels a month ago!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

claudie said...

What a beautiful moment you had with your blogfriend and how nice the gift are!!!
It was a hard day! The swimmingpool with the pupils and after I drove Anaïs and her friend to Aix en Provence! Her exams will begin tomorrow! I cross my finger!

Jenny said...

Beautiful! How lucky you are to live in such a lovely city. Glad you had such a wonderful weekend.