Saturday, 23 December 2006

Fri., Dec. 22nd - Sandy's walk from Rue Nisard in Auderghem. Looks like we're prepared for anything!

Fri., Dec. 22nd - What a beautiful afternoon to enjoy our walk in the forest. So close to the holidays there was not a large turn out but it was a pleasure to be out an a sunny but crisp afternoon.

Fri., Dec. 22nd - We finished off our afternoon at Au Repos des Chasseurs with some warm libations!

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Mon., Dec. 18th - For a special treat ... Martha Harris conducted a city walk for us from Sq. du Bois around Ixelles so we could take in the wonderful Art Nouveau in that area. At 3C it was a bit of a challenge by the end of the walk.

Mon., Dec. 18th - An unexpected surprise occurred when Martha introduced us to the grandson of the famous Art Nouveau architect, Ernest Blerot, outside one of his most famous homes on the pond of Ixelles. Put this on your calendars for 6 & 7 Oct. '07 when the house will be open during the "Voir et Dire Bruxelles" exhibitions!

Mon., Dec. 18th - Martha routed us around such wonderful Art Nouveau homes with commentary in her Ixelles neighborhood.

Mon., Dec. 18th - We were warmly and deliciously entertained at Martha's table following our sightseeing tour. Many "thanks" from all of us, Martha! It was a splendid afternoon.

Monday, 11 December 2006

Mon., Dec. 11th - Sheila's walk was changed from Rixensart to Auderghem due to the weather. We met under the shadow of the E-411. Here is an artistic rendition of our trek!

Mon., Dec. 11th - Seven of us braved the elements and found it not too bad in the rain and wind. At least it wasn't too cold and a bit of mud was expected.

Mon., Dec. 11th - Hot tea and coffee were very warmly appreciated when we ended our walk at the ADEPS cafeteria!

Friday, 8 December 2006

Fri., Dec. 8th - WIC Walkers' tried a really short "walk" in really nasty weather in Ohain. We got as far as from our cars to Christa's. "Thanks" Christa for the rescue!

Fri., Dec. 8th - The WIC Walkers' Christmas walk was salvaged when Christa Haberer invited the walkers to take refuge in her comfortable home and warm up with tea, coffee and cookies in lieu of walking in the wind, rain and really nasty weather.

Fri., Dec. 8th - WIC Walkers' Christmas lunch followed at the Auberge de la Roserie in Ohain. We had a wonderful group of 22 walkers. Cheers to another year of walks in and around the green areas of Brussels.

Fri., Dec. 8th - WIC Walkers' Christmas lunch group from the other end of the table!

Fri., Dec. 8th - WIC Walkers' Christmas lunch. Here's another toast to the past walking year!

Fri., Dec. 8th - WIC Walkers' Christmas Lunch ... and, "Thanks" from Sheila for the surprise Christmas tree. It is great fun to walk with all of you ladies!

Fri., Dec. 8th - WIC Walkers' Christmas Luncheon - and, "Thanks" from Sandy to all the walkers for the wonderful holiday Christmas tree hanging and Card.

Fri., Dec. 8th - It was a splendid afternoon and we all had a great time ... right??? Sheila and Marie Jo thought so.

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Mon., Dec. 4th meant Sheila's walk led from the band stand in Ohain. Yes, we encountered some mud but the rains let up enough to let us complete our walk without any more. It got up to about 12C which was warmer than we expected.

Mon., Dec. 4th - Our break was welcome at Miam where we refreshed ourselves before the final "leg" (so to speak) back to the cars!

Sunday, 3 December 2006

This photo of the group taken on Alison's Friday walk of Dec 1 in Woluwe Park was also taken by Alison! Many thanks, Alison, for your contribution to the blog!!! It's great to see some new walkers in addition to the regular ones. Welcome!

Fri., Nov. 10th - Inge's walk in Jezus-Eik. This photo was taken by Denise and sent to me while I was away. Sorry it has taken so long to post it to the blog. Many thanks to both Inge and Denise for their help. Sandy

Monday, 6 November 2006

Mon., 6 Nov. - Sheila's walk from Place de Renival.

Mon., 6 Nov. - 13 of us enjoyed this outing as we traipsed about the countryside. At 12C it was back to reality for a temperature reading for this time of year!

Mon., 6 Nov. - Break time ... at Miam. It was well deserved after our 2 hour, 10,000 step walk!

Mon., 6 Nov. - Does this need an explanation? Jennifer suggests the following if you want to try to make it yourselves:,1403,RC.htm

Sunday, 5 November 2006

Note from Sandy

The WIC WalkerHi Walkers,

Many of you have followed over the years my trips back to the states to visit with my Mother as she has been in declining health for sometime. She died peacefully on the evening of Nov. 2nd in Carrollton, GA. We give thanks for her life and know now she is at peace. I will be leaving in a few days to be with the family and will return in early December. Thanks to Inge for stepping in (so to speak) to do the walk this Friday. I hope you all can work out to fill in some of the other Friday walks on the 17th, 24th and Dec. 1st in my absence. In addition, we have 12 signed up for the Christmas lunch so far. If anyone can continue to take the reservations in my absence I would really appreciate it. We also need someone to collect the money the 8th at the restaurant. I hope to be back in time for the Christmas walk and lunch. Sandy

Monday, 30 October 2006

Mon., Oct. 30th - Many thanks to Sheila's once again for her walk from the Abbeye Aywiers in Lasne. What a beautiful afternoon to enjoy our walk through a variety of country scenes. All of us enjoyed it so much!

Mon., Oct. 30th - Dazzled by the sunshine the 12 of us were happy to soak up a few more rays to store away over the winter, We certainly have had a lovely fall this year!

Mon., Oct. 30th - We took our refreshments at Miam where some of us even had milkshakes!

Friday, 27 October 2006

Fri., Oct. 27th - Photo from Sandy's walk in Auderghem with thanks to Brian for taking the photo for our "blog". The weather was still fairly mild but a bit overcast this afternoon for the outing. With the majority of the trees still green it is hard to believe that November is next week!

Monday, 23 October 2006

Mon., Oct. 23rd - Sheila led us through many of the back streets of Uccle and Rhode Ste Genese after we met in RSG Centre.

Mon., Oct. 23rd - 12 of us took a moment to record this event as the rain drops stopped and the sun ducked behind a cloud. It got up to 19C which surprised us all.

Mon., Oct. 23rd - We finished our walk with refreshments at t'Binnenhof where several of us had "un chose" others ice cream Sundays! After such a good workout we deserved it!

Saturday, 21 October 2006

Fri., Oct. 20th amid a few sprinkles Denise's walk led us in and around the Rouge Cloitre area of Auderghem. This is not Denise, however, ... its Marie-Jo!

Fri., Oct. 20th - We are always delighted to have Paulette (2nd right) back for a visit with her Mum ... join us as she originated the group for WIC in '89. We are indeed grateful!

Friday, 20 October 2006

Fri., Oct. 20th - We stopped for our refreshments at the cafeteria of the ADEPS center in the shadow of the E411.

Tuesday, 17 October 2006

Mon., Oct. 16th - Our "thanks" to Sheila for leading us on her walk in Lasne. We will remember this beauiful fall weather in the months to come!

Mon., Oct. 16th - 17 of us and Max turned out on this beautiful, fall afternoon

Monday, 16 October 2006

Mon., Oct. 16th - Refreshments followed at Miam where we were able to catch up some more and enjoy some relaxation.

Friday, 13 October 2006

Fri., the 13th of October should have been a day to stay home! The weather was so beautiful that 10 of us came out to Watermael- Boitsfort for Sandy's walk in the Foret de Soigne. Who could resist this fabulous weather???

Fri., Oct. 13th - a brief rest was in order after about an hour and a half!

Fri., Oct. 13th - Refreshments were welcome at the tennis club nearby where we could sit and enjoy the warmth of the autumn sunshine. What a lovely afternoon!!! The club will be closing for the winter months and will not reopen until April 15th so it was great to catch the end of the season there.

Mon., Oct. 9th - Sheila's walk from Rhode-St-Genese station took place on another beautiful afternoon. "Thanks" to Martha for contributing this photo of the group.

Sun., Oct. 8th - Couples' Walk in Beersel was organized by Martin and Alison Walshe and turned out to be a wonderful event. "Thanks" to Alison and Martin for this photo of the group. It was a beautiful day to be out enjoying the countryside!

Sun., Oct. 8th - Couples' Walk at Beersel. A fine lunch followed and here are Mervyn, Martin and Scott enjoying some of the Belgian mussels! Thanks to Martha for the photo!

Mon., Oct. 2nd - Sheila's walk at Abbaye Aywiers through the beautiful countryside. Thanks to Jennifer for this one.

Mon., Oct. 2nd - Sheila's walk and another "Thanks" to Jennifer for this one. A small discussion apparently on the direction to follow. You have to get them when they are standing still!

Alumnae News!

The WIC Walker During my absence a nice email came in from our former walker, Beverly Morisset, who is now ensconced in her "new" home in Angoulins-sur-Mer, France. She says there is never a dull day there with lots to do to continue to get set up. You can now reach her at the following address:

Monday, 9 October 2006


Sunday October 8

Many thanks to Alison and Martin for a very beautiful walk in lovely sunshine and a very good lunch afterwards. It was great fun with very good participation. Would anyone like to organise another couples'walk over the winter, in town if the weather is bad?

We have no photos at the moment but there were a number taken and Sandy may be able to get something onto the blog when she gets back.


Monday, 25 September 2006

Mon., Sept. 25th - Many thanks to Sheila for her walk in Rosieres. We did encounter some mud but it still turned out to be a very pleasant walk.

Mon., Sept. 25th - Despite the grey skies and occasional "misting" the 8 of us had a fine walk.

Mon., Sept. 25th - We were able to stop for refreshments during the course of our walk. It was a nice respit before we were back on the trails. Keith, Sheila's husband, was able to join us for the outing today!