Perhaps there might be other pictures coming from dear Honora at Pondside but these, so I find, are worth showing:
During the fabulous week we spent together in September, we went to Liège, chez Darcis and tasted some of his delicious sweet creations.
We also went to Bruges, this gem town in Flanders. Whilst some people think it is too crowded with tourists, we both enjoyed to be two of them.
Bruges is not only packed with tourists on certain days, it is also packed with really old buildings and every house is charming and reflects much of its Hanseatic history. We learned that Bruges also belonged to the Hanseatic league. This was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns that dominated trade along the coast of Northern Europe.
As my prayers for good weather had been sucessful, we decided to take a little guided boat tour which was big fun in such fine sunshine.(Nothing worse than Bruges in the rain and all tourists with their umbrellas taking twice as much space in the narrow streets).
I never got tired of all the details in the facades or on the roofs.
How might it be inside those houses?
After all these impressions, we went straight to the market place where we had wonderful typical regional food:
Mussels with chips and Gentse Waterzooi. Absolutely delicious!
And in such a nice environment.
After that, we went to Maastricht - more fun, more nice food, more cake and ... a great shopping tour.
Thank you again, dear Honora, for those lovely moments together.
P.S. The picture in the header is of EG's viburnum Bodnantense, flowering now.