June 28, 2015


Believe it or not but I was not the only one who had to drive around the roundabout more than once to figure it all out. 

June 26, 2015

End of school year

Many happy and some sad faces at the end of the school year.... some students were so into their report card that crossing the busy intersection at the Koekelberg Basilica looked like a hazardous endeavor.  
Happy summer to all the students! 

June 24, 2015

The white element

And also the sun showed up at the rendezvous in Brussels'  Bois de la Cambre/Terkamerenbos today Wednesday. 

June 23, 2015

Weather and traffic

Just a regular Tuesday afternoon... non rush hour traffic.....in Brussels and, it feel like time to decorate the Christmas tree.

June 19, 2015

Stepping forward

 Tonight  I was listening to the radio news on the Greek crisis as I drove into Brussels through rue de la Loi/Wetstraat with on the left, the new buildings of the European institutions and Hanneke Beaumont's 'Stepping Forward'.

June 08, 2015

Lilù handbags made in Belgium

I am very pleased to introduce you to the gorgeous 100% Made in Belgium Lilù handbags, created by Emmanuelle Adam and Veerle Van Bever. Owning a Lilù is every girl's dream!
Both ladies were invited to participate and display the handbags  at the  “Weekend à la Française” market for artistry, gastronomy, artisanal items, and French-Belgian designs., held at the d'Arezzo square in Brussels. The annual open-air market offers carefully selected, passionate artists the chance to show their products and I can assure you that, in Lilù's case, there is a lot it, of  the passion.  Veerle , in the photo, has a full time job in the press office of the Belgian Foreign Affairs Department and has a second job creating and selling these wonderful purses. 
Lilù exists since 2004.  Every single season, driven by their passion for beautiful and natural leathers and with a sharp eye for sophisticated details, Emmanuelle and Veerle succeed in designing and developing an exciting collection.
When you next visit Brussels next, do visit their shop at rue du Bailli 9 Baljuwstraat.  http://www.lilu.be

June 04, 2015

Belgium as seen by Alberto De Francisco

Thank you very much, Alberto, for sending your interpretation to TiB.
In Alberto's words:
"Ma Belgique comme un trou dans le mur, dans le monde ...un trou vers la nature"
My Belgium like a hole in the wall, in the world... like a hole towards nature.

June 01, 2015

Zarza in Leuven

 There are so many reasons to visit Leuven, the old quaint historic university town. Add to the list of known monuments, university buildings, attractions and touristic spots, a visit to the restaurant Zarza and you are in for an unforgettable treat!
My high school and university friends joined me for dinner at Zarza last Saturday evening. Obviously, there would be so much talking and catching up going on that I did not even think of taking my camera.  Now of course, I regret it, especially to do justice to the "Folie Menu" which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
There is always the phone camera though. 
Our dessert was presented as a typical Belgian dessert: waffles from Brussels, strawberries from Flanders, cheese from Wallonia and sherbet mousse from the three regions to tie it all together.
Bondgenotenlaan 92
3000 Leuven
016 205005