Monday, 29 July 2013
Friday, 26 July 2013
Perhaps we shouldn't admit it, but we were all just a little bit glad that today was somewhat cooler, and it was fabulous weather for walking in the forest.
Joan arrived with a quirky arrangement for walking, but she assured us she was very comfortable, and may have had the last laugh over those of us in more traditional footwear!
We headed off to the rose garden, and en-route encountered this hungry-looking young family of Egyptian Geese. They were very grateful for Margaret's biscuit.
We wondered whether they could be the same young family we had met with when walking the same route in June. What do you think? Is there a family resemblance in the picture below?
After the rose garden we did the 'new' route that takes us through the forest and almost directly to the Tennis Club. It's not as hilly as the usual route, but after the hills in the Solvay Park, we didn't really mind that!
There were a lot of disappointed walkers when we were told that there were no ice creams at the club! We felt we had earned one!
Monday, 22 July 2013
Another hot day, and five go out in the midday (+1) sun, though mercifully there was plenty of shade.
The wartime bunker seen above had been tastefully converted into a des res for bats
in a superb location.
Pause for a rest,
for it was thirsty work
Thanks, Susan, for a lovely walk!
Posted by Margaret at 7/22/2013 10:27:00 pm
Monday, 15 July 2013
Under the rather sceptical eye of one gruff observer,
Others were happy just standing in the shade:
After pausing to gather our strength,
we tackled the steep section of the walk -
that the view was not what it used to be. A blot on the landscape in an otherwise pleasant walk.
Posted by Margaret at 7/15/2013 07:31:00 pm
Monday, 8 July 2013
It was another perfect day for walking in our wonderful forest, and for the third walk in a row we were able to enjoy our refreshments in the open air, underneath the shady trees on the Istas terrace. Does this mean summer is really here?
Posted by Anne at 7/08/2013 06:07:00 pm
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Eight ladies arrived for the walk today in the grounds of the Chateau de la Hulpe/ The walk leader only had a rather inadequate map of the area and it wasn't too long before it was obvious that we had gone 'off piste'. Charlotte and Jane then led us successfully for the rest of the afternoon. It was quite dull but beautifully calm in the forest and a perfect temperature for walking. For the second time this week, we sat outside to enjoy our drinks. Thank you girls for making it an enjoyable afternoon.
Posted by Joan at 7/07/2013 06:36:00 pm
Monday, 1 July 2013
We had a big group for today's walk in perfect weather, and we all enjoyed the peace and beauty of Tervuren Park in summer.
It's a long time since we sat OUTSIDE Mont Blanc, but today the temperature was perfect and we moved all the furniture so we could sit in one big group. Those ice-creams look seriously good!
Posted by Anne at 7/01/2013 06:22:00 pm