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Monday, 27 February 2012

Beanie Went To Brussels, Day Five!!

 On Thursday, Andrea said it was our last day in Brussels - so this was our last breakfast at the hotel!!!  Andrea made sure I had Panno Shoko Lah again because she knows that's my favourite!!!

 Then we had to go make sure we packed everything!!

 We looked out the window and saw that it was raining..... and because we only had an hour or so spare we decided not to go out for a last walk. 

All done!!  Time to go!!!
After we paid the hotel bill, we got a taxi to the train station....

Here we are!!  Gare du Midi where the Eurostar goes from!

We had one last chocolate before we left Brussels!!!

And then found a horse having coffee in a Station Cafe!!!  That's funny!!

 Then it was time to go through customs.

 Here we are!!  Coach Three, that's ours!!

There were a few empty seats when we left Brussels but then we stopped in Lille on the way, and picked up some more passengers!!

 And two hours from leaving Brussels we arrived at St Pancras in London!!!

 That's King's Cross Station!!!
We got there just in time to get a Number 73 bus!!

  And we're off......!

This is going down Park Lane past the Dorchester Hotel..... Andrea spotted a new sculpture in the boulevard down the middle that looked like a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture.  When she took a picture this bus got in the way, dang it!!!
We put an arrow pointing to the sculture which you can see a bit of through the windscreen but you might have to click on the picture to see it properly!!

 And then we got back to Victoria Station with loads of time to get our train home!!!

 and we're off....

 And then it was a short walk home from the station!!

And we even saw a really pretty sunset too!!

 It's nice going on holiday but it's even better seeing your friends again when you get home!!!!!

I even got two stamps in my passport this time!!  This one's a Woo-woo train from the Youth Hostel!!

and then I also got another stamp from Belgium!!

 Here's the art journal we started in Brussels!!

Here's page one....

 Page two.... we put a found ticket on here!!!

 Page three..... with a found Metro ticket!

and page four with another found ticket!
What a fun little trip we had!!!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Beanie Went To Brussels, Day Four!!

 On Wednesday, we had Panno Shoko Lah for breakfast again!!!  Andrea had the croissant and coffee.

Then we went to the nearest subway/Metro stop to go somewhere fun!!!

We got off here at a stop called Rogier.  Wonder who he is????

OH!!  It's a Comic Strip Museum!!!!

Let's go in!!!!

It's Asterix and his dog!!!!

And that's the rocket that Tintin went to the moon in!!  How exciting!!

This is another Art Nouveau building..... the roof is pretty....

Then we had a good look round the museum!!  It had loads of comic strip in it of lots of different comics!

And there's even an artists desk with all the paints and pencils ready for him/her to use!!!
That's a little bit like Andrea's work desk at home - very messy!!!

 After that, we had a look round the museum shop and then stopped for coffee.

Then we decided to walk to the main square again.  We went past the Cathedral.

And saw a statue with donkeys in it!!

 We met an elephant on wheels!!!  Hahahahahahaaaa!!

 And we saw a crocodile made of bread!!!

 And a dragon made of floor tiles!!

Oh wow....!

Then we got hungry so we went into another Taverna on the main square for lunch.

We had Moules Mariniere with fries!!!  Andrea says it's one of her favourite meals (I understand why, now!) but usually has it with bread that she dunks into the soupy bit at the bottom.

Oh!!  There's Tintin and Captain Haddock!!!

We saw a Court Jester shop sign too!

There's the Mannekin Pis again, and he's peeing with his clothes on this time!!!!!

 We saw a very pretty brass shell on the pavement today.

Oh wow!!  Andrea says that might be part of the orignal town walls.....
It definitely looks very old.


There was a sign on this building saying it was built in the 1500s!!!!!

Then we saw this statue somewhere.....!

And lost some tags on the way!!!

We saw this muriel of some warrior women!!!  They're scarey!

Somebody drew a radio here!!  I liked the coloured glass at the top.....

 That's pretty too.

 And another drain cover!!  They have really nice ones in Brussels!!!

And they have red post boxes too!!  (You just can't find anywhere to buy stamps though.....!!!!)

 When we got back to the hotel, we got out all the parking tickets and elastic hair ties that we found today!
We got loads!!!

  Andrea even remembered to buy us a big box of Belgian Chocolates to take home!!!  Yay!!!

We also got some dark chocolate for Andrea's Mum because it's her birthday soon.

 Later, we went back to that Italian restaurant again for dinner!!!  We like it in here...!
This time, we had Tortellini-oni with mushrooms and chicken and lots of cheesey sauce on top!!  It was seriously scrumptious!!!!!
Andrea always makes sure I eat well on holiday, have you noticed?!?!?!?!!

Gosh, I'm exhausted.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...