Tuesday, 26 July 2011

off to the city centre in the rain


Believe it or not, but yesterday we actually saw the sun here in Antwerp. Even though it didn't stick around very long, and it began raining again, it was wonderful to see that yellow friend in the sky. Yesterday our boy turned six and the kids and I invited a friend to our home for a very long lunch. We enjoyed lasagne, berry cake and biscotti, and coffee, of course. Actually, we celebrated his birthday on Saturday because on Sunday hubby had to go to the USA and is staying there for three weeks. That makes me a grass widow.

Right now we are getting ready to go to the city centre in the rain. On my to-buy list are magazines for me and craft supplies for the kids. We're also visiting the florists on Groenplaats square (see photo below) to find some gorgeous flowers to bring with us back home. After that I'll grab a latte at Mockamore café, the white house to the right, with the red awning.

When we come back home I'm taking a time to view your blog posts. Enjoy your day!


photo credit: Lisa Hjalt

18 comments:

  1. what a lovely day you are having ahead! i am off to the forest with the kids- we thing we can find some raspberries. yes. of course. in the rain ; )

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  2. happy birthday to your boy!

    the sun has departed here as well, on our 4th day i think.

    never heard of the term "grass widow".

    have a nice day.

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  3. Happy birthday for your 6 year old. So glad the sun is out for you, I know the feeling after all the rain we have been having.

    Good luck on looking after the family whilst hubby is away. I know what that is like...exhausting!!! x

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  4. That square looks so nice. Too bad for the rain, but it looks like it's raining in half Europe right now!!

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  5. seems that you will have a busy bee day :)
    I love the photos you take (not sure if I ever said it)

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  6. Lovely pics Lisa, sounds like you had such great celebrations! We have sunshine here today, about to have lunch outdoors, can't wait!xx

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  7. Happy birthday to your boy, dear Lisa! It sounds like you're having a lovely day ahead, even in the rain. Love the pics! :)

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  8. Sounds like a plan! And you are so lucky to live in Belgium - one of my most favourite places in the world! x

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  9. Glad you got to enjoy the sun, even though it didn't stick around very long.

    Happy birthday little one! The lunch sounds delicious!

    Beautiful photos! The city looks stunning.

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  10. Hope you had a nice trip to town :)

    Hugs,
    Signe

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  11. Gorgeous photos, Lisa! Happy bday to your little guy... one of my favorite ages!! xo

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  12. I love that second picture - beautiful!

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  13. Enjoy the gorgeous sunshine Lisa and happy birthday to your boy! Your photography is gorgeous - the flower looks amazing! xx

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  14. We've has so much rain here too! Would love to see the sun come out! Hope you enjoyed te sunshine and happy birthday to your little one!

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  15. Congs to your little boy! I hope the sun shines for a long time. Today here it is raining if not cloudy so i understand what you mean... The pics are gorgeous and the square invites to spend the day there. very nice!

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  16. A beautiful city that I will have to visit one day!

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  17. Hope the rain didn't disrupt your trip much. It's a beautiful city. I wouldn't mind walking around it in the rain at all :)

    And happy belated bday to your boy. Sounds like you planned a wonderful get together!

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  18. Antwerp looks amazing! I love that you're getting craft supplies for the kids, too. What a fun memento for them. So glad to find your blog!

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