1 May 2017


Waterloo had a busy time this weekend. At the Mont St.Jean farm,which during the Waterloo battle of 1815 had been used as hospital by Wellington for the British soldiers an old village out of that time had been built there for the "Gordon Celtic Week" although the week was only 3 days long.  I visited the Gordon Market when the stands had just been installed and nobody was there yet !

There were old things to buy from skulls to chess, clothes and fur tails.

Funny wooden little sculptures, hanging plants, etc.

Beer mugs in horn, very original !

a blacksmith, and of course Waterloo beer in the shop, and souvenirs.

You could also buy fashion jewels and flower ribbons for the hair.

While the day before it was very cloudy, the restaurant l'Orangerie du Prince was empty, but it was not at all the case when I returned. The sun was shining, it was warm and the restaurant was full, inside and outside. I sat on this beautiful deck with a view over the fields.

This time I had a view on the  Gordon Celtic Games but there were so many people that I only saw from time to time something swinging through the air.  Nicole joined me and we were sitting there chatting with people and watching ! After 45 min we had waited for the Waiter, I finally had enough and picked up our drinks at the bar. The barman didn't say anything, because the waiters were running around and apparently there were not enough.

Then we walked around and saw this prehistoric monster, which made little kids scream

There were other attractions too, and Pony and horse riding children.  And something very special happened : For the first time in my life I petted a horse on his face !! I had always been so afraid of horses.

From tomorrow on I will be in Egypt at the Red Sea ! 30° and sunshine !!

In Belgium you offer to your friends and family a Lilly of the Valley, happy first of May to you !

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  1. Well done on petting a horse. I am so easy with horses now that I have to deal with them every day. I love them and they show their love back! I love your hat and pose in Egypt. I hope you are already there and enjoying the warmth. What a sweet photo of Arthur looking at the Lily of the Valley. Have a great holiday !

  2. I am thrilled that you were able to pet the horse. Looks like a great event. Have a wonderful trip away.

  3. I'm sure you're happy if you're in Egypt. Enjoy the sunshine.

  4. It seems sunshine made all the difference to everyone's enjoyment of the event, The Egyptian sunshine will certainly have a wonderful rejuvenating effect on you. I would really enjoy a week of relaxing in the sun myself. Have a great week.

  5. Well done on getting close to the horse. Safe travels.

  6. Wonderful shots from the market.

  7. Gee there no pagan celbration in my community. Oh the fun.
    Coffee is on

  8. That prehistoric monster does look scary!
    How wonderful you got to pet the horse on his face for the first time :-)

  9. Oooo - what a fabulous event!

  10. When I was a little girl a rich man in our neighborhood bout two horses for his children. They were all (7 of the kids) spoiled brats and refused to care for or even learn to ride the horses. The rich man could not ride both, as he did not have the time, so ha asked if I might like to learn and join him (I think I was 7 years old). So I learned to ride and to clean and care for Baron and Sister Skip, and one thing I learned was how smart horses were, but also how kind. I was an unhappy child and these two horses were my friends. After two years the rich man sold them, as like his children, he too lost interest.
    But I never forgot how gentle and loving a horse can be.


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