The Curse of the Umbrella – One Last Day in Belgium

As you saw yesterday, we bought Liam a new, cheap, umbrella because our babysitter here had borrowed his.  He had a rain coat with him but it just wasn’t warm enough and our umbrellas just weren’t big enough to fit two people under them without someone still getting wet.  So cheapy umbrella it was.  And within 10 minutes Liam had cut his finger on the umbrella, badly enough that it was bleeding pretty good (see the blog from yesterday for the picture). Continue reading

Chocolate, Waffles, Mussels and Fries…Our First Day in Brussels

I think with my stomach all the time.  Especially on vacation.  As soon as one meal is done I’m immediately thinking, ok, where are we going for our next meal.  The idea of going to Belgium was appealing to me as it had food that I like, and I’m a picky eater.  We don’t usually take the kids on a lot of city vacations but I had a feeling that they would be cool with a city full of chocolate, waffles, mussels and of course, french fries (with mayo, just as we like it). Continue reading

The Meltdown… The Start to Our Belgian Weekend

There are moments when I plan travel where I clearly don’t think very well.  This weekend’s trip is one of those examples.  Always on the hunt for a bargain, especially when travelling as a family of four, I had found reasonable flights for us to go to Belgium over the All Saints Day long weekend – a 4 day weekend to somewhere we hadn’t travelled before. Continue reading