Turns out that Belgium is actually really beautiful. We stayed in the region of Wallonia and it´s gorgeous there. Amazing nature and oh my, the villages. Wonderful old grey stone houses and grand mansions and ancient churches and even one or two castles on the way. Cobblestoned streets. Sweet little bakeries with the most amazing French bread and sweets. It feels like somewhere in Northern France - you know the village in Chocolat? Yeah, exactly like this. And all this 2 hours away from Cologne. Who knew!
We stayed in one of those old, large grey stone houses and it was wonderful. We were 10 adults and 4 small children and I think all of us enjoyed it quite a bit. The house was furnished so tastefully and think I have found my dream kitchen now. I happily was the awkward daughter-in-law who photographed furniture rather than people so I have quite a few pics to show you in the next few days.The picture above shows one of the living rooms. I loooved it.
It was one of the holidays where you can´t really imagine going back to your everyday life again and I still don´t know how I am going to survive this week at work. I´m secretly plotting ideas how we can make it possible to move to Belgium and live in a grey stone cottage and have a large garden with chickens and eat fresh baguette every day.
PS: We spent a good deal of this holiday in front of the TV watching the news from Japan. I was and still am at a loss of words and on the verge of tears seeing this, for many reasons. Now go and hug someone you love, will you.