Saturday, September 6, 2014

Two Gents in Ghent – and a coupla gals.

We just spent another 2 days in Belgium visiting the cities of Ghent and Brugge. This time we were meeting friends from NZ, Jenny and Paul, who also happened to have been part of our wedding. In fact Jenny was my ‘Bridesmaid’. I now call her Madge.

Both these canal towns are really pretty, with pots of petunias adorning stone bridges and ornate buildings huddled up together.
Brugge by day

Brugge by night


More Ghent

The most bizarre Virgin painting - note Mary is squirting milk at a Priest

Our next side trip is due to start today, but our flight has been delayed due to an Italian air traffic strike. Probably have been fed the wrong kind of pasta or served a cappuccino after 11am.

This time we are meeting Sally and Dennis in Rome. We only had 8 people at our wedding and we’ll have met 4 of them within a week! Sally and Dennis were also at the big event, and have spent the last month sailing around the Greek Isles.

The weather (yes I need to talk about it constantly!) has started to improve and we had sunshine Belgium – always helps our enjoyment of any place. We managed to drink some bubbly in the late afternoon sunshine.

Anyway, the forecast for Rome is 29 degrees and sunshine EVERYDAY. Can’t wait to feel some real heat. I feel very nervous packing my bag without a coat…

Will report back next week.


Jenny and Kate in Ghent

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