Annie Bananie en Europe

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A very Belgian spring…finally

Spring has arrived in Belgium…I think. I can never really be sure, because Belgium has frequent unpredictable mood swings. It was snowing two weeks ago and I thought we’d skip spring this year. Alas, last weekend was a glorious 22 degrees, so it really did seem like the end of winter…I think?

I see a lot of cats in Louvain-la-Neuve, and this one I liked a lot. One day as I stepped out of the house to go to work, it ran over to my feet out of nowhere and whispered the softest “MEOW” I’ve ever heard from a cat. Then it ran off quickly, as if it was shy. Honestly, it may look badass in the photo, but on the contrary, it’s super gentle and adorable ❀

Green is still rare in Louvain-la-Neuve, but it’s coming soon, I promise! The new leaves bring colour to the city and along with them, new hope.

A lone cherry blossom waves in the fresh spring air. Soon the branches will be filled with pink blossoms, welcoming the late coming of the new season.

My stroll took me to Lake Louvain-la-Neuve, where on an unusually warm day that almost felt like summer, lots of people were out and enjoying the sunshine. Better take advantage of every ray of sunshine in Belgium. It dropped to 12 degrees today and I began to wonder if spring was just an illusion…

Aside from the apparent slow arrival of spring, things have been hectic in Belgium, but progressing well. It was nice to see LY again, having dinner together from time to time after a long day of work. His cooking is definitely better than mine!

And of course, what more could I ask for? Even if the day’s work was filled with obstacles and challenges, with a warm meal on the table and great company at the end of the day, I am so thankful.

That was a short update on Belgium, three weeks after re-arrival. Tomorrow I will go to the Laeken Greenhouse in Brussels and next week, a mission is to be completed. Until then, let it remain untold… πŸ˜‰

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3 responses to “A very Belgian spring…finally

  1. explodyfull April 21, 2013 at 14:02

    I love that badass cat photo and the little green leafs in the second photo! Hurrah for spring I say (London is in the same also spring as Belgium but without the snow factor!)

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