First Day of School

Preparing for the first day of school after being off for almost two months is not an easy task. But.. what makes it a little easier for the kids is the expectation of getting a Schultute. School supplies – not a big deal; new backpack – who cares. But a Schultute is what makes the…

Brussels – Flower Carpet Weekend

My hubby had a 100km Death March this weekend in Bornem, Belgium. He was doing this walk with guys he met through work. His buddies were staying in Brussels, so I decided to find a cheap hotel and stay relatively close to them. Ended up finding an apartment right downtown, walking distance to everywhere, and…

Mini Europe

I had a full day in Brussels with the three boys’, so I decided that instead of just walking around aimlessly, we would find something fun to do. After speaking to a friend of mine, I decided on Mini Europe. Mini Europe is a theme park divided into European countries. In each of the countries,…

Ghent, Belgium 

Ghent was kind of a last minute addition to today. I have been wanting to go for a while, but each time we have tried to go, it’s been raining. Well today John had to go to a town called Bornem, Belgium to register for the 100km Belgium Death March. Since Ghent is only 45…

Giethoorn, Netherlands

Since being back home in Canada, posts I see on Facebook talk about a city in the Netherlands with no roads. Sure it looked beautiful, but I’d forgotten about it fairly quickly. A couple months ago, I saw another post on Facebook from some of our friends who went to the “city with no roads”…

Paris #2

I love Paris. The fact that we had family visiting who wanted to go, I had no problem going. We stayed at a cheap hotel where we paid to have breakfast included at 4.95€ a person (kids all together were 4.95€ so not too bad for 7 of us). Ended up not being worth it,…