Monday, 16 January 2017
Due to the very inclement weather last week, today's walk out at Grimbergen was cancelled and instead we did an ad-hoc walk around some of Brussels' parks.
We started off at Merode metro and walked through Cinquantenaire Park; Parc Leopold; Place de Meeus (OK that's stretching it a bit as a 'Park'); Square Frere Orban; Jardin de la Vallee de Maelbeek. By then we'd been walking for over 1 1/2 hours - it's funny how much slower we walk in town! So we missed out Square Marie-Louise and Place Ambiorix and instead cut back to Merode via the Cinquantenaire Park, where we had coffee in the Brasserie Merode.
Friday, 6 January 2017
One of our first walks of the New Year took place in the lovely surroundings of Château de La Hulpe.
It was very cold but sunny, a wonderful day to walk briskly in good company, the time to exchange our experiences during the holidays.
At the end we were, as always, very glad to entering the warm atmosphere of the tavern "L'Homme Bleu" to drink their very good hot chocolate or cappucccino.