Saturday, February 13, 2010

Blog Review:

Over time you get to see the blogs that stick to a consistent approach and a regular posting schedule. One of those blogs is, a blog that covers visits and walks suitable for families since 2006. Now for you recently arrived expats in Belgium there is one downside: the blog is in French! I believe it will still give you some good ideas.  And even better just type the web site address site in at and you are more than good to go!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How to remember where to go & when!

I am trying out one of those online Getting-Things-Done services, Remember the Milk. Basically I am setting up future visits as tasks with an email reminder on the day of the event. For example “Ghent Floralies” is a task for April 17th. Let’s see how this works as a system not to miss those great time limited events in Belgium.

Another GTD service that gets good reviews: Toodledo.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Ghent Flower Show

Every 5 years Ghent holds its famous flower show, the Floralies of Ghent. A 200 year old tradition it seems like a definite must-see for those of you with green fingers!

From Saturday 17 through to Sunday 25 April 2010

Opening hours:
From 8 am until 6.30 pm
Doors open until 5.45 pm

Entrance fee:
Individual tickets : 20 €
Free access for children under 12, if accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Flanders Today

Flanders Today just ran a 4 part series on some nice winter walks. If you have not subcribed I would recommend you get this free English weekly. A good mix of Flanders news and tips on what to see or do.

If the weather turns wet and cold again go see the Frida Kahlo art exhibit at the Bozar museum in Brussels. A hard life turned into beautiful paintings. Not recommended for children given the subject matters of some paintings.
Where: Bozar
When: until Sunday 18th April