Monday, 31 August 2009
Please see the information above about meeting up for the Annual Beer Festival on the Grand Place ....!!!
We actually have a photo of the triumphal return of those Happy Few (or 4 of the 5) who actually completed today's walk in 29C heat. Our thanks to Margaret for sending it on for the blog. Paulette and the rest look extremely happy to be approching the final leg of the outing this afternoon!!!
Friday, 28 August 2009
After waking to much rain, Sandy decided to change today's walk to Rue Nisard as she was concerned the tennis club would be closed for our refreshments. By 13:00, however, it was bright and sunny and we had a lovely walk through the Foret de Soignes from this new location. It was quite windy though but even so we warmed up quickly and were able to shed our jackets soon after our start. Can this really be the end of August??? Where did the summer go? We can't complain ... It has been one of our best for sunny skies!!!
Monday, 24 August 2009
It was another hot summer day of about 28C which greeted all of us this afternoon for our WIC walk at 13:00. Still, we had about 20 or so ladies show up for this outing!!! We met up with Paulette, our leader, at the parking lot on Welriekende Dreef in Overijse for the start of the walk which, thank heavens, was pretty much under the trees. We crossed through tunnels under the Ring both going and coming back to our starting point at the car park. It was lovely in the forest and delightful to be there.
Here we passed through the next to last tunnel on our return trip before adjourning to the Chalet de la Foret for our refreshments. Their terrace was full but we were comfortable sitting inside with the windows open to bring in the breezes. We had to divide into 3 tables to accomodate all of us. We met up with Sheila and the Philosophers and were able to all cool down over some ice cold drinks! Whew ....
Friday, 21 August 2009
We had quite large number of ladies gather for today's walk from the back parking lot of the Chateau de la Hulpe and some more even joined us after the walk for our restaurant stop. We were all savoring the end of the summer weather which has been quite respectable for Brussels this year with much more sun than rain. Dare we mention it??? It was lovely under the trees though and after our hour and a half walk at quite a good speed we were ready to join Deborah for a nice cold drink on the terrace of the cafe. Here's one to you, Ladies!!!
cafe L'Homme Bleu where we were able to put 5 tables together to accommodate our large number. Having set a heat record in Belgium yesterday of 38.2 C we were all more than happy that the heat broke after the evening thunder showers providing us with such nice weather for today's walk and for enjoying our refreshments that followed it.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Here is a photo of some of the ladies who attended the August WIC summer coffee morning at the British & Commonwealth Women's Club this morning. In spite of temperatures in the range of 34C we were able to find a cool spot to convene out on their lovely back terrace.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
After more computer challenges I have finally been able to load this Google map photo from Jennifer of our Leefdaal walk yesterday. Many thanks, Jennifer! She includes the following statistics ... 6.10 kilometers, 1 hour, 30 minutes and we expended only 331 calories .... sigh! It was a lovely walk though ...