Monday, 24 March 2008

Happy Belgian Easter

I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. These pictures are from my trip to Bruges last weekend (to buy booze for the wedding, which is now only 5 days away!). Obviously the Belgians are all about good Easter chocolate!

Bruges itself is best described as 'chocolate box' - very picturesque but also lived in (you can see a child's sandpit in the left-hand corner of this picture).

We visited Ypres and some of the WW1 sites as part of the weekend too - as you'd imagine, it was all incredibly poignant. This is Tyne Cot Cemetery.
And this is the Menin Gate in Ypres.

I didn't spot much of crafting interested except lots of impressive lace. A few things that did catch my eye, though: this great fabric used to cover a shop window undergoing a revamp (it's called 'Gourmandise' by Pierre Frey),
this lovely Pinocchio tape measure my Mum purchased;

and this excellent little storage chest.

What is it with European haberdasheries and lingerie in the same store? I've noticed that in France too - not very welcoming for any stray male crafters!


Arianne said...

That is so European! The lingerie and haberdashery thing. :) It's so I dunno...mercantile-general store-wecome-to-the-turn-of-the-last-century. :)

I'd love to go to Belgium. :) Happy Belgique! (Did I spell that right?)

anna said...

Oh, it's all so gorgeous!

I'm sending snag-free wedding vibes from my side of the world. I wish I could be there!

Jenny said...

What a nice trip to Bruges! And wow, your wedding is just around the corner! How EXCITING!!! My thoughts are with you! Can't wait to see photos!