A quaint day in Brussels

I ended up sleeping in today which was absolutely fine, because I didn’t have much of anything planned (besides hosting guests for dinner).

After a quick breakfast and net check, Tillie and I were off on our bikes running errands, picking up groceries, and buying myself an early birthday present (details may follow). While out and about we saw a lovely grouping of flowers, and had a cappuccino.

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After getting back, I took pictures of Hugo and Tillie’s wonderfully cosy home! Hugo is Belgian, and Tillie happens to be Norwegian; as a result, their home is a bit of a cultural design hybrid. I really love their home, and it is amazing to think that it was once an old farmhouse. There is clearly a lot of love, thought, and history in the house, and the coolest part is that they did all of the (many) needed renovations themselves. They are really very handy people!

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Late in the afternoon, I began making dinner for our friend Nilgun and her husband who came to visit for dinner. On the menu were a mango/avocado salad, tofu with reduced tomato and basil, Camargue red rice, and a classic tiramisu for dessert. Everyone seemed to enjoy the exotic food I made, and even the generic tiramisu was a hit (Nilgun asked for the recipe!)

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It was a wonderfully relaxing day; the kind of day that is perfect to have before embarking on an 8 day cycling extravaganza.

xoxo
-P

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