June 2007

I’ve done this many steps today – yes, my feet are sore and I’ve got 1 blister, even when wearing crocs…

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

We went on the FNAC Fotomarathon and we walked for hours and hours – 29722 steps – I can hardly believe it – certainly when you know that on a ‘normal’ day I barely get above 2000 steps 😀
I bought this stepmeter because I wanted to know if I was turning into a sloth lately – well, if I get my daily steps up a bit more, maybe the equatorial circumference goes down a bit – which was the whole point buying the meter really 😀


You sometimes find famous people in the Aquarium 😀

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

Passing through the Aquarium in the Zoo of Antwerpen, we saw a beautiful starfish – and look, it’s the spitting image of Patrick 🙂

Combination of two pics – so I can blog it – just for the sake of it – nothing terribly interesting happens during the weekends here 😉

1. Mum, look! It’s Patrick!, 2. patrick_PS

A friend – I’ve never met him, and now never will.
Cheers! Slainte! Proost!
Every Union Jack I’ll ever see again, I’ll remember you…

Thinking of you, the world over

For Graham

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.



Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

This is the pic I use as an avatar for most of my virtual identities – minus the lolcatisation for the moment. What do you think? Should I use the lolcats one or should I stay plain?

Am I a softie actually?

 I was talking about Lolcats a few days ago, remember?  I’m still browsing the site on a daily basis and yesterday late I submitted my first comment – the lolcats were just too irresistible 🙂

lolcats align right

That simple comment took me more than 15 minutes to edit – Kitteh Lanwich rly iznt eezi to raat u no!

The weird thing though – I caught myself speaking in ‘Kitteh’ to Oki today – she did give me a funny look – she probably speaks Flemish Kitteh instead of Engrish 😀

Weird rash? Nope…

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

I thought it was just another bout of one of Yasmina’s weird rashes, but after a visit to the doctor, it seems they are ‘pearl warts’, (normally more common with babies, as they like a sticky, humid environment the dr said) and she probably caught them when swimming.
The week after that, after applying a heavy layer of ‘magic cream’ , the dr scooped them out with a tiny icecream spoon. Now poor kid has an armful of red scars, like a bad bout of chicken pox. Luckily the weather isn’t too hot, as I told her she had to keep her arms (yeah well, you can hardly have a shirt with one long and one short sleeve) covered so as the sun wouldn’t touch it, otherwise it will leaves marks. She was really brave – normally she’s a wimp and I’m left with a numb hand ;D – and even kept an eye on proceedings – yes it does looks eew as it rather bleeds profusely, even when they’re all just superficial nicks.

You know why I deserve the tag ‘bad mother’? As my first comment was when the dr started “ooh, rats, I forgot my camera!” 😦


As voting is compulsary in Belgium, I had to leave my beloved PC for half an hour to go and tick the right box… Everyone has to do it – even the royals – and as I just heard on the news, so are the French today. Just goes to show how much politics plays a part in my life!

At 3 o’clock local time the voting closes and a few hours later we should about know who will push us around for a few years again. If you want to follow the results, the national broadcasting company made a special site for it.

In our town, voting happens electronically. You get a card that you have to insert in a slot after which you can vote on the screen. I probably didn’t have enough coffee yet, as it took me a few seconds prodding the screen with my finger before I realised I had to use the special pen provided with it – d’oh! I prefer the old times, when you had a (extremely large sometimes!) paper you had to unfold and find your preferred party and then use a fat red pencil to colour in the dot next to your candidate.

I didn’t take my camera with me this time – and the kids stayed home too – so no recent pics of the crowds… just an old one of the local elections of last year. I hope they’re happy with the results this time so we don’t need to go voting again too soon 😛


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