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Goofball's world · 22h ago

Last night in Leuven, not Manchester

1 AM I sit with Beertje in my arms on the edge of my bed, feeding him back to sleep. I curse because the warm weather apparently makes him drink more frequently again while I was just cheeri...
Goofball's world · 1d ago

Canteclaer parade

One can never have too many parades and too many giants in one weekend, was our motto last weekend.  After the giant parade "Reuzeleuven" in Leuven on Saturday we visited my parents on the d...
Goofball's world · 3d ago

Giants and knights

Since 2013 the men of the year 1973 have relaunched the folklore of giants in Leuven. They have given the city a new giant and relaunched the tradition of a giant parade every 3 years.This y...
Goofball's world · 6d ago

Made in Belgium: I will I swear

The hot weather the last 2 days inspired me to post "Summer Nights" from I will, I swear.  I'm just as energetic as the slow beat of this song in this weather. That's ok because tomorrow it ...
Goofball's world · 1w ago

CIRKL

Leuven boasts to be a circus city.  Circus acts have always played a prominent role in the former city street act festival "Leuven in Scene" as you can see here and here. Also in other years...
Goofball's world · 1W ago

Belgian fries

It's my frustration when visiting English speaking countries, that they label fries as "French fries" and as a result believe that fries find their origin in France.  (Although we all laughe...
Goofball's world · 1W ago

Mother's Day 2017

It's the 4th time that Mother's Day is relevant for me - 4 years ago I was pregnant, so that counts. This is the first year however that one of the children is conscious of the holiday.It wa...
Goofball's world · 1W ago

The illusion of green fingers again

I've learned the hard way that I do not have green fingers. I water my plants a few times a month when I notice they look a bit pale and the leaves drag downwards.  10000 attempts to grow ba...
Goofball's world · 1W ago

Paradox

I miss him nearbyI miss listening to his breathing at nightI miss hearing his occasional talking in his dream        (especially hearing him talk to/about Sinterklaas in Dec was cute)I miss ...
Goofball's world · 1W ago

Chicken-pox

April had a background theme: when will the chicken-pox arrive in our house and when will it leave.  Well, we're almost done now.At the start of April we learned that chicken-pox had entered...