We were invited to our local World War I exhibition this weekend. Gert lent them a bunch of items from his great-grandfather who served from the beginning in 1914 to the end in 1918, so 4 years straight. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it, as the baby’s due any day now. But I was feeling quite okay yesterday, and the weather was nice, so we decided to go.
Gert’s name listed among the contributors:
I blanked out everyone’s last name for obvious privacy reasons.
^^ Gert’s items on display, including a horse gas mask.
Not the most flattering angle, but we’ll keep it for memory’s sake I guess!
This was entirely put together by volunteers, and the entry was free. So I was definitely impressed by the quality of it. It was so well put together. It must have taken a lot of work to achieve this result. There were three entire floors dedicated to our local soldiers and how the war affected our small area. It was quite a proud moment to see Gert’s personal items on display. I’m glad the baby waited this much longer to come, so we were able to check it out :-)
I’m 8 months pregnant, so there was no way I could travel very far this Summer. But we still wanted to do something to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, so, we drove an hour and a half to Bruges! Warning: this is going to be picture heavy.
First things first: the little card I handcrafted myself …
This first year’s symbol is cotton – as per Belgian tradition – so I made a cotton heart to match. *you may now proceed to puke at our cheesiness*
Being the cheap bastards we are, we combined two Bongo vouchers we received from Gert’s brother & wife. One was for a fancy hotel stay with Champagne, which we got for our wedding last year. And the purple one was a voucher Gert received for his birthday a few months ago, and which we used towards dinner lol
I, for once, packed very lightly. I was extremely proud of myself, when suddenly an extra furry weight decided to add itself in the hopes of coming along …
But alas, #julesthecat stayed home and we arrived to this:
And Sam’s first little Bible, which was too cute to resist:
We’re basically already in “parent mode” and didn’t buy anything for ourselves lol
It was nice to have this one last trip as a couple with no children. Although, strangely, we’re more looking forward to trips WITH Sam than by ourselves now. I guess this means we’re totally ready for this baby to come :-)
Anyway, this was definitely my longest blog post to date. But I figured it was time to catch up, since I don’t update this thing as often as I’d like to.