We finally got around to enjoying the classic Belgian meal of crispy golden French fries served with a steaming bowl of mussels in a delicious broth – moules frites! This is not the kind of dish to be enjoyed while … Continue reading
Yesterday, Independence Day in Belgium, a new king was sworn in and there were loads of festivities to celebrate. We went down to Parc Brussels to watch everyone wearing their red, yellow, and black and also to see if we … Continue reading
I speak French at a level that likely sounds like a caveman to the native speakers. Par exemple, this morning in the grocery store I was trying to find bleach. I have enough basic vocabulary to say (in French) the … Continue reading
The familiar hum of the television is back on at chez Harris, it is kind of hard to believe we went nearly two months without any television at all! (We’ve been doing A LOT of coloring… probably a good thing!) We chose a subscription that allows us to access the major network channels back in the States. I really missed watching our favorite news programs the most, and while I try to at least scan the headlines everyday, I am embarassed to say that I sometimes go days at a time before catching up on the major news stories! At last, I thought, I can catch up on the news! So during the first five minutes of television in our home yesterday afternoon I watched the live morning news from the the States, and these were the top stories:
Man Wakes up from Coma only Speaking Swedish
Boy Rescued from Sand Dune
Pregnant Woman Survives Minivan Crash into a Motel
Wow, I am so glad I am up to speed on all of this! Feeling well informed! I think I will stick to my Washington Post online and get the crayons back out!
This girl loves her PBS Kids!
I’ll admit it, I am creating a monster. I realized this when, out of the blue, Morgan turned to me the other day and said “why don’t we go to a lovely cafe for a snack!” Our silver palate daughter … Continue reading
Who knew that Paris was so kid friendly? In between cafe hopping, it will come as no surprise that we spent a lot of time at the beautiful parks, playgrounds, and carousels that Paris has to offer. The Jardin du Luxembourg, at … Continue reading
Paris has been at the top of my “to do” list since we made the decision to move to Brussels, and we have already made the first of what I hope are many visits to this amazing city. (Yes, I … Continue reading
We are still new here so these things seem strange to us now, but I should write about them before they are just our new normal! 1. Kings and Queens are just fairytale characters in Morgan’s stories, right? Nope, Belgium … Continue reading
Reason number five thousand why Europe is amazing: train travel. Brussels has been called the belly-button of Europe because of its central location to so many fabulous places to visit, many of which are accessible by train. The trains are … Continue reading