Friday, 28 February 2014

Paulette's walk in the ForĂȘt de Soignes from Overijse

Seven brave ladies turned out for a walk in the drizzle today. It felt cold at the beginning but as we walked at a good pace, we felt gradually warmer and warmer. OK.... we were going uphill from time to time. 
We were all glad to have made the effort at the end and congratulated ourselves with a nice drink in the cosy and welcoming cafe of the Country Club.

Paulette's walk in Neerijse on Friday 28th March

Monday, 24 February 2014

Anne's walk at Jesus-Eik

The sun was shining, the birds were singing..... spring is here!

We couldn't have asked for a better day for our walk in the forest.
We met a local celebrity and persuaded him to join our picture!

After the walk we enjoyed our drinks at Istas.  Some ladies were lucky and found space on their sunny front terrace.  Hopefully we'll be able to sit in their garden next time.....

And here is a photo of the Easy Walkers in another part of the forest

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Wednesday walk with Naomi

Walking midweek, a break with tradition, but we were delighted to have the chance to catch up with Naomi on her flying visit. Come back soon!   
No need to tell you where this is!
The Mont Blanc was on its winter break, but luckily the Spanish House has just started opening on Wednesdays.
Naomi has already set up a walking group in London and here they are on their first walk, on Hampstead Heath. (Naomi is behind the camera, in case you're wondering!) Happy walking, ladies!  

Monday, 17 February 2014

Sheila and the Easy Walkers

Thank you Sari for the lovely picture!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Anne's walk in Tervuren

Actually Joan did most of the leading!  It was a rainy day, but we managed to stay dry for most of the walk.
We met up with the Easy Walkers at the Spanish House and enjoyed wonderful cakes.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Janet's City Walk

Well, it wasn't the most pleasant of walking days - but not the worst either!  And given that it was murky and damp, being in town wasn't so bad.

We set off from Parc metro station, then did the little cobbled road just before the Petit Sablon. From there we went to Parc Egmont and along Avenue Louise to the Law Courts, where we popped in to look way up into the dome.  

Then it was a walk down into the Marolles area, and a little look at the lovely Art Nouveau social housing.  We then saw the Horta Nursery and a couple of other gems before walking a little further and admiring the Brigittines Theatre.  

We then passed the Eglise de Notre Dame de la Chappelle and wandered up towards Grand Sablon before retreating back down the lovely cobbled Rue de Rollebeek, and making our way to the remnants of the old city wall on the other side of the Blvd De L'Emperour. 

Then it was down to the Mannekin Pis, the Church of Notre Dame de Bon Secours, Le Bassin de le Senne (a pond, not a genuine river), Place St. Gery, roadworks (where we nearly lost 3 ladies deep in conversation) and through the back entrance to the Hotel de Ville.  

In a change to the planned drinks stop we made our way back towards a nice cafe recommended by Gail, Aksum Coffee House, which was unfortunately closed - so we ended up in Cafe Novo which had plenty of room for our group - and excellent crepes!  To be remembered for another occasion!

By the Peter Pan Statue in Park Egmont

Overwhelmed by the Law Courts

Another view of the massive building

And inside

Thank you for pointing out where we were Jane!

Lovely crepes, and real chai and hot chocolate - we were all happy!

Monday, 3 February 2014

Melly's Walk from Jesus Eik

Again thanks to Melly for leading us on the 'blue posts' walk from Jesus Eik.  And for again arranging wonderful weather!

Indeed the weather was so fabulous that a group of ladies didn't mind sitting outside with Haika who was banned from the cafe!