8 Jul 2019





This weekend I started to prepare my vacations, which are not really vacations because I will do a tour around these countries.

Saturday I printed out the travel schedule and my flight tickets, checked the medication and what I have to bring along with me other then my suitcase with clothes. The tour will last 11 days, I leave on the 11 and come back on the 21 of July.

As for once since a long time the "Tour de France" crossed Belgium and also Waterloo, there was a very special ambiance in the whole city. One of my friends lives on the fourth floor in a building which overlooks the streets where the bikers would pass by, and there were lots of helicopters standing around, police everywhere and the main road crossing Waterloo  was closed.  I tried to take some pictures out of the window, unfortunately there were trees on the road, but still we could see a bit, the rest we saw at the same time on TV

Not the best quality but at least a memory !

In the News they were talking only about this tour, as if nothing else had happened in the world.

Sunday I continued my travel preparations and this time everything I have to take along for my computer. documents and pictures I would need on USB keys, and found out that another charging cable didn't work. I quickly went to the market where I had bought the case for my smartphone and a plug and bought another cable and a second plug to be sure that I can charge everything which needs to be  charged.

I also worked a bit in the garden pulled out weeds and put some new fake flowers in which were laying since weeks in the garage and prepared a list of everything I have to do before I leave. Mr. G. gets also a list so that he can't pretend that I haven't told him. With all that my head was exploding and I was quite stressed, always thinking that I would forget something.

As on Monday is my birthday, I had asked to go out for once together, and Mr. G. could hardly say no.  The new mussels had arrived and in nearly all restaurants you could eat them. They were delicious !


  1. Happy Birthday and happy travelling. That is a lot of countries to visit in 11 days. I look forward to seeing the pics. and reading about your adventures.

  2. Awww on the kitty and that bird. Is the bird real? Hard to tell.

    How fun for your upcoming vacation. Lots of moving around. You'll have a great time I'm sure.

    Happy Birthday and the mussels look very good.

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    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ♥

  3. Happy Birthday and happy travels. I hope you have a wonderful break away.

  4. Is it an organized tour? Anyway, the places to be visited are interesting (Auschwitz, for instance).
    Have a happy birthday and an exciting tour!

  5. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy yourself!

  6. Happy Birthday. I would love to have celebrated with you with those mussels. The preparation for a tour can be quite stressful as there is so much to remember. You are visiting many interesting places. I hope you don't get too tired and have enough energy to enjoy them all. Look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

  7. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

    Preparing, can become more like a JOB, than fun. Just get your list all checked off, and try to relax.<---As if it is that easy!!!! :-)))))

    But, try.

    Gentle hugs...

  8. We did a similar trip a few years ago, but we did it by ourselves. And we never got to see Salzburg as we had a puncture and needed to get that sorted!

    Have a great trip.

  9. I'm also wondering if the bird's real!


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