Browsing All posts tagged under »Belgium«

The end is near

July 31, 2011

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The beer experience continues…..  St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition 5% 375ml bottle After the Guido experience – which, coincidentally, is the title of the next Robert Ludlum novel – I needed something light, sparkling and a little tart to refresh my battered and somewhat violated palate.  The big and boozy dark ales were taking effect […]

Climbing the stairs Part Deux

July 28, 2011

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I have finally found a little time to get back to the blog. Given the lapse in time, a recap might be in order. Part 1 found us luxuriating in the magnificent Café Botteltje in Ostend. We were a good four beers into the evening and all members of the party were present and correct. […]

The road to Ostend

June 23, 2011

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I have been a bit sloppy of late blogging wise. Ok, more sloppy than usual. Alright, I’ve been my consistently sloppy self in not posting for nearly a month. Life just got in the way.  Crap excuse but true nonetheless. Back to the trip… On day two we found ourselves sat in a magnificent house […]

Flanders tour in pictures

May 23, 2011

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Our trip in photos: The last blog about the tour will appear very shortly. Until then, goodbye.

Trust the numbers

April 26, 2011

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So we had arrived in the Promised Land. After a little bickering about the right way to go, we put our faith in the numbers that form the cycling network. Numbers 1, 65, 66, 82, 67, 8, 9, 12, 13, 19, 18, 53, 54, 29, 42, 47, 49, 57 & 65 to be precise. With […]

From tiny acorns

December 24, 2010

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From tiny acorns do mighty oaks grow…. The idea for the Tour was sparked by the arrival of a large mystery package at Chez Tabberer several moons ago. After heaving this nondescript beast into the kitchen, I then set about opening the said mystery package. Nestling luxuriously inside was a connoisseur’s selection of Belgian beauties; […]

In the beginning

December 23, 2010

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Why, oh, why are you writing a blog? Good question. It’s a dazzling combination of needing to have something to occupy my feeble mind and wanting some kind of creative outlet other than drawing matchstick animals for my offspring, work colleagues etc. The theme sort of suggested itself as I was looking to organise a […]