Monday, 25 April 2011
French break and wedding in Belgium Part 1
Last Tuesday evening we drove to Kent and went across the channel on the Eurotunnel.
First stop France then Belgium. I was very much looking forward to seeing my parents and have some of my Mother's home made cooking! We couldn't have wished for nicer weather, really warm, sunny and azure blue skies.
I took the opportunity of catching up with some reading. I read more in those couple of days than I had done in the past four months! So wonderful to just be able to relax and not have any work to do :-)
Miss P spent a fair bit of time playing in the garden and looking out for bugs.
On one afternoon we took a stroll along the beach and visited a nearby war cemetery where soldiers and airmen from all over the world are buried. It was the first time that Miss P had visited one, she found it sad and interesting.
Making new discoveries in the garden
On Friday we left France and drove to Southern Belgium (Wallonie - French speaking part) to attend a family wedding over the Easter weekend.
On the way we drove past this sign. Each country seems to have funny place names.
We arrived on Friday afternoon at my cousin's house (my Aunt Suzy's daughter). She has a lovely big house, I couldn't resist taking a few pictures to give you a little taster of it.
These beautiful tiles are in the hallway
Very large mirror in the hallway. It used to belong to my Aunt Suzy who restored it and painted it by hand.
The door leading to the cellar
The garden shed
On Saturday morning, we all woke up early. The house was a hive of activity as around 10 of us were getting ready for the wedding, it was a great atmosphere.
Alan and I outside "Le Chateau d'Oupeye" (The town Hall) where the civil ceremony was held.
Miss P and I about to join the rest of the guests for the start of the wedding.
The rest of the wedding photos will be in Part 2 where we will be heading for the Château de Florzé...