8 Jul 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. It was still the same cool and rainy weather and I didn't do anything special, pottering around in the house, TV and blogging

2. I had to do some shopping because my friend Claudie from Southern France would arrive the next day late afternoon.

3. We had a lot to chat of course and realized that we know each other since 10 years now ! It started with our Blogs in 2006, in 2008 we met for the first time "life" and ever since I go to France a week and she comes to Brussels for a week.

4. It's nice to have company, she is part of the family so we live our life just as usual, only I go out more of course. She arrived very tired because of antibiotics she had to take for a virus and I have troubles with my breathing, and have to change medication. So we are both not really on the top yet !

There was the football (soccer) game France against Germany and we laughed, we said if one of us will win we won't talk together anymore. Only Mr. G. as Italian was not really involved, but it was him who gave us the results the next morning, because both of us are not interested in football at all, but it's impossible to ignore it.

5. For 3 days Brussels celebrated the "Ommegang" and it was the last day, of the celebrations.
The Ommegang’s historical parade is part of Brussels folklore, and commemorates Charles V’s arrival in Brussels in 1549 to present his son, the future Philip II. It is celebrated each year.



This time the medieval village was built up in the Royal Park, just in front of the Royal Palace.
We watched the shows and had a delicious Brussels' wafel ! Claudie had brought the sunshine along and it was nice and warm.



The park is very beautiful and we walked a little around



Opposite to the Royal Palace on the other end of the park is the Belgian parliament and left and right buildings of the government.

 Today we will make more plans what to do and see !









more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.


FIVE ON FRIDAY

21 comments:

Faith said...

Oh how I want to visit Belgium one day!! but money prevents us...we still have another daughter to help put through college!!

How fun to connect with a blogging friend. I would love to do that too.

happy weekend....hopemyour weather improves...we have had wonderful summer weather here in New York State east.

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Willow said...

It's fun to meet blogger friends in real life. And how nice of Claudie to bring the sunshine with her.
The celebration sounds like it was fun to attend.

Fun60 said...

Now that the sun is shining it will be good for you to sit outside and enjoy the warmth whilst you catch up with Claudie.

Sharon Koole said...

Lovely pictures. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with your friend. It's great that you met online and have been chatting so long!

Enjoy!

Amy at love made my home said...

How lovely to meet up with your friend and get to spend some time together! Enjoy the rest of your plans! Thank you for joining in Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

Barbara H. said...

How cool to meet a blog friend in real life! Sounds like you had a great time!

ellen b said...

How nice to have this tradition in visiting each other. I watched that game you don't care about. :) I suppose when all the games are in France this year it is hard to not hear about it. Glad you are having a good time around your area despite you not feeling tip top! Have a nice weekend.

Mac n' Janet said...

How wonderful to become friends with someone you've met through blogging.

Ann said...

Nice to have time with your friend. I enjoy your pictures.

mamasmercantile said...

What a wonderful experience, to meet up regularly with someone you met through your blog.

Karen said...

Meeting up with blogging friends is the best, and then to become friends 'in real life' is so special. How nice for both of you.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Hope you and your friend both feel better. How fun to have a blogging friend to meet and share "real life" adventures. Beautiful photos.

Lilly's Mom said...

Hello, it is so nice to discover your blog. I loved hearing about your blog friend from France. Brussels is a beautiful place. I visited Bruges a couple of years ago and it was heavenly.

eclectichomelife said...

Always good to meet up with friends

Tamago said...

It's so lovely to meet bloggie friends! How wonderful you and Claudie have been friends for such a long time :-)
The park is beautiful. Looks very nice place to stroll around. Happy weekend xoxo

Susanne said...

I didn't realize you met Claudia blogging. That's a special friendship. Hope you both feel better.

Wendy said...

How nice to make such a good friendship from blogging. I hope you're both feeling better now.

Gracie Saylor said...

Forming face to face friendships with other bloggers was an unexpected pleasure for me. I'm so glad time spent with you blogger-friend was part of you Fave Five :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hooray for Claudie and her magical suitcase full of wonderful weather. It is about time you got some summer! The weekend really does look like it was perfect. With three sons and four grandsons I have watched my share of sports about which I know nothing. now the two great-grandsons are into baseball, but we are away for most of the season. Somebody else's turn to pretend to be excited ;>)!

Claudie Cartereau said...

All my gilfriend asked to me how it was in Belgium and I say it was great !!!! Really we had a lot of fun ! Belgium is the place you can never borried ! There are always culturel or history events ! And always dans la bonne humeur !