CALL ME MABEY

Parks and chocolate and beer, oh my!

Today’s travels took us to a number of public parks. It was great to see so many green spaces and so many people taking advantage of these areas either on their lunch hour or mid afternoon breaks. We started the day at parc cinquantenaire with the beautiful arch, and ended up in parc ambiorix with fountains and fragrant flowers.

20120704-234353.jpg

20120704-234445.jpg

20120704-234550.jpg

We saw the Canadian embassy and home of the EU, Berlymont. We also saw a variety of architecture types all within a few blocks.

20120704-234645.jpg

20120704-234726.jpg

20120704-234817.jpg

20120704-234910.jpg

20120704-235004.jpg

On the way home, we stopped at Neuhaus so Anne could have her first taste of belgian chocolate. It did not disappoint 🙂

20120704-235046.jpg

Somehow yesterday’s belgian waffle did not get posted so I’ve decided to include it here (in all it’s strawberry and chocolate goodness)

20120704-235240.jpg

Last night’s supper was at an cozy French restaurant, Le coin des artistes. It was such a perfect meal and we talked and laughed until midnight. I had duck breast and roasted vegetables, while Anne had cod with mashed potatoes. The red wine was amazing and the grand dame dessert was light and satisfying.

20120704-235638.jpg

20120704-235653.jpg

20120704-235708.jpg

20120704-235721.jpg

20120704-235734.jpg

20120704-235747.jpg

20120704-235801.jpg

20120704-235814.jpg

Tonight Alison made pasta with olive oil, sausage, roasted red pepper and onions. It was delicious. I took some time our to Skype with Stewart on the patio, it’s just a comfy spot.

20120705-000202.jpg

20120705-000219.jpg

We went out for after dinner drinks and dessert and had intended to sit outside on a terrace. The thunderstorm sent us inside, but the belle vue framboise beer, Campari and creme brûlée did not disappoint.

20120705-000531.jpg

20120705-000546.jpg

20120705-000559.jpg

20120705-000611.jpg

Tomorrow we plan to visit a farmers market, do some shopping at Dot and experience Belgian frites!

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

5 thoughts on “Parks and chocolate and beer, oh my!

  1. Penny on said:

    so nice to see you enjoying yourself! lots of love your way

  2. Loving this Blog Jen!! Keep er coming 🙂 Sooo jealous!

  3. Margie.. on said:

    Jenn you look so happy and relaxed….. I am also enjoying this blog…. I check every day to see if something was posted, I just finish one post and look for the next…. I bet Stew was happy to see and speak to you!!

  4. Celeste McGrath on said:

    Jennifer: Thank-you for posting this wonderful blog allowing our family to keep up with you and Anne. We are all following along with the two of you and loving it!
    Celeste McGrath

  5. Bob Illman on said:

    Jenn
    really enjoying your pics and comments,you seem to be enjoying it all!
    Hi to Anne,Alsion and Andrew
    Bob

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: