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:
Not too shabby!
We started the evening with dinner at Cambrinus.
Then strolled through the rainy weather …
After which we walked back to our beautiful hotel
The next day, we stumbled upon this awesome little corner:
And saw more of “the Venice of the North”
Then we found a store named after me:
And a store made for me!
A Christmas shop all year round!
Just look how ridiculously happy I am!
So much to buy, so little money …
But still, Christmas in the middle of August = dream come true!
For anyone who’s interested, here’s the website: Käthe Wohlfahrt
Then we found Gert’s personal Heaven:
Brewery / Restaurant De Halve Maan
Gert’s idea of a perfect wall:
The man in his natural habitat:
I know it’s hard to believe, but this was REALLY taken in the middle of August
So yeah, it was cold, cloudy, windy, crappy, but we still enjoyed every second of it :-)
I mean, just look how pretty!
And finally, the results of our modest shopping …
An appropriate little Christmas ornament from Käthe Wohlfahrt:
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.