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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:10 AM

Happy New Year from Belgium to all my DU Friends

I'm late but I have reasons, I'll explain in another thread.

In Belgium, we can send wishes until 31 january. I don't know if it is the same in the USA.

I wish all a very happy year, a good health, plenty of joy and many many great wins for the coming elections.

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Reply Happy New Year from Belgium to all my DU Friends (Original post)
syringis Jan 2018 OP
lark Jan 2018 #1
syringis Jan 2018 #3
Thyla Jan 2018 #2
syringis Jan 2018 #4
Thyla Jan 2018 #5
syringis Feb 2018 #6
ailsagirl Feb 2018 #7
syringis Feb 2018 #8
Skittles Feb 2018 #9
syringis Feb 2018 #10
Skittles Feb 2018 #11
sarge43 Feb 2018 #12
syringis Feb 2018 #14
sarge43 Feb 2018 #16
Phentex Feb 2018 #13
syringis Feb 2018 #15

Response to syringis (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:12 AM

1. Merci and Bonne Annee pour vous!

I love Belgium, it's beautiful, GREAT food and an intelligent population.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:23 AM

3. You're welcome Lark

Thank you.

It is a small country but we a rich and dense history with many contributions from other cultures.

Yes, it is a nice country to live in

However, not all are intelligent. We do have our fair bunch of RWers...as stupid and under educated than yours...



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Response to syringis (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:19 AM

2. And to you!

My kids were born in Belgium, did a stint there a few years ago.

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Response to Thyla (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:25 AM

4. Thank you Thyla

Where were you ?

I live in charleroi.

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Response to syringis (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:33 AM

5. We starded off in a flat

in Brussels on Emile Jacqmain but later on moved to Nossegem near the airport. We are in Spain now, the weather is much more pleasant.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 01:12 AM

6. A little kick...

I have posted it early.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:15 AM

7. Thank you!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:38 AM

8. You're welcome Ailsagirl

I'm a bit (very) late but I have attenuating circumstances

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 04:14 AM

9. I really need to take down my Christmas cards

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 04:18 AM

10. Hello Skittles

Why ?

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Response to syringis (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 05:20 AM

11. good question, actually

I may leave them up for a while longer

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 10:58 AM

12. Thank you, syringis

Question: Do you have any celebrations like Groundhog Day or Candlemas (half way through winter) in Belgium?

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 11:12 AM

14. Hello Sarge43

Yes we do have Candlemas (la Chandeleur) tomorrow

The day of crÍpes (pancakes). It is not the same as your pancakes. Traditionally, the first one is flipped with the right hand as high as possible while holding a gold coin (if possible) in the left hand. Then, the crÍpe is left on a cabinet for the whole year. It is supposed to bring fertility and prosperity.

I never did it But I make crÍpes that day.

It is not a holiday nor an official celebration, just a tradition inherited from an old feast of the Christian Church.

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Response to syringis (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 12:17 PM

16. Thanks for the info. That sounds charming.

Groundhog Day: Brought over here from Germany. If the hog sees his shadow tomorrow, we'll have an early spring. If not, six more weeks of real winter. Not all that reliable

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 11:02 AM

13. Happy New Year!

This year has to be better than the last one, right?

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Response to Phentex (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 11:30 AM

15. Hello Phentex

Thank you

I hope (and sure) it will be better

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