Monday, 30 July 2007
Our many "thanks" go to Yuko who entertained us all so nicely in her comfortable home nearby after our walk. She offered us hot tea and coffee as well as homemade peach tarts! YUM ... It was great to relax, enjoy her excellent hospitality and carry on our conversations as well as having a chance to say our final goodbyes to Kathleen and Plume!
Saturday, 28 July 2007
It is always a special walking day when Paulette (2nd left) is able to join us when she is in town from her home in Oakland, CA. as she started this walking group in 1989! She is happy to see it is still going well in her absence.
It was time for a doggie water break as Kathleen took care of Plume with her handy doggie water bottle thirst quencher. We will miss both of them when they depart next week for a new life in Oregon, USA! Keep in touch Kathleen ...
After a brief consult with the Maitre d' we had much better attention and service from the staff during our stop at the Brasserie des Etangs than the experience on the last visit! We had a great situation out on their back terrace under the umbrellas and enjoyed our refreshments and infact some of us even had crepes!!!
Sunday, 22 July 2007
Friday, 20 July 2007
Well, believe it or not ... some of us actually DID walk today! And, believe it or not ... the sun DID actually appear for awhile. So, here is the documented evidence. There were some sprinkles and a downpour which happened as we were taking our refreshments under the awning on the terrace of Au Repos des Chasseurs but we were fairly lucky with our 2 hour window for the walk.
Thursday, 19 July 2007
Many walkers showed up this morning for one of the two joint summer teas between the WIC group and the British Women's Club at their clubhouse in Woluwe Saint Pierre. The weather cooperated so that many of us could enjoy sitting out on their pleasant patio while we enjoyed our conversations and refreshments. The next one will be held at the same location on Thurs., Aug. 9th from 10:15 - 12:15 for any of you who can participate. Please RSVP to Jacqueline Rizkallah at (jrizkallah@skynet,be).
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
Well, it was hot, hot, hot ... about 28C with little breeze even along the heights of Ittre as we made our way along the route. The eleven of us still managed to make it around and back to the cars in spite of the heat for our 2 hour walk. We were fortunate later to enjoy our refreshments this afternoon at the home of Penny who lived nearby in the pretty village of Virginale.
Um ... Yum ... plums anyone??? Dolphine saved us from our immediate thirst when we arrived back at the parking lot after the walk with her large bucket of fresh, ripe plums from her own tree.... Last fall it was walnuts from her tree ... what's next??? Our "thanks" to Dolphine ... they were indeed delicious.
Sunday, 15 July 2007
We meet at Ittre # 14 . We shall not go along the canal this time. We shall go in the other direction on the ridge and return by the side of the stream. . Penny will walk with us and then we shall drive the few minutes to her house for a drink.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the Neerijse walk so we will do two more in the same area in August. I shall check out directions etc on Tuesday and give them to Sandy early next week.
I still need someone to offer to lead a walk on August 6 – any offers ?
Friday, 13 July 2007
We were pleased to add Nell, Kathleen's daughter, who is now out of school to our walking group today! She helped Kathleen entertain Plume as we made our way around the forest. Occasionally a piggy back ride was in order for her to complete the circuit. It is always a beautiful spot in which to walk no matter what time of year it is.
By the time we stopped for our refreshments the temperature had risen about 10 degrees. While sitting in the sun, therefore, we got quite warm. It was very nice to take the break though and we enjoyed the chance to sit and continue to catch up on our conversations.