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National Day of Belgium 21st July


Soren
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Thanks, Soren.

Actually I feel more Flemish than Belgian, but I'm glad to make an exception for today. :hypocrite:

Aurel

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Steve,

Yes, there is.

but you are 10 days late to congratulate me. :-)

11 July.

(Remembering and referring to a historical event, in 1302, when a Flemish "army" of mostly commoners and farmers defeated the elite and cavalry of Philip the Fair’s army near Kortrijk (Courtrai) in the "Guldensporenslag" (the Battle of the Golden Spurs).)

Aurel

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Belated Happy Flemish day then :D

Thanks for the info. Most years we holiday on the Flemish coast at this time and did not realise there was a Flemish day. Although we did spend an excellent day in Nieupoort two years ago celebrating something - Lots of huge puppets?

Cheers

Steve

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Happy Belgian Day.....and a belated Happy Flemish Day too!

:lol:

Bruce

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Thanks, Bruce.

And Steve.

And by the way ...

"in Nieupoort two years ago celebrating something - Lots of huge puppets?"

Well, after a certain number of Duvels, some people here see tiny insects. Others see .... :lol:

Aurel

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You just have to see the Garnaalstoet in Oostduinkerke to begin to question your sanity. Man-sized (and bigger) shrimps walking down the street. Brilliant.

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This is amazing ! Steve has photographable hallucinations ! ;)

And the second pic is fake. Photoshop has a special subprogramme "Change my Duvel into coffee". B)

Chris,

You were in Oostduinkerke ? I had always thought I was the only one on the Forum that had seen the Garnaalstoet ! (I used to live in Oostduinkerke. And as Forum-member Bill knows, my wife is from there. And even went in the Parade ! But that was before my time. Fortunately. The idea of being married to a Giant Shrimp ... :-)

Aurel

(Flemish and Belgian. Today however a little Belgian / Flemish) :-)

P.S. Steve, De Reuzenstoet in Nieuwpoort, if I am correct is every second year. Last time July 12, 2009.

Two years before you will have your next Duvel ... That's a long time ... :-(

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Sadly we have to attend a family wedding in Turkey this year so missed the festival and my coffee :D

I have also seen the giant shrimps and nearly fell off me bike. I thought it must have been the coffee :lol:

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Aurel, why didn't you tell your "relatives" about Flemish day!

Not that we could have treated you to a Duvel, but I know someone who will

definately have one now that she knows :P

Bill

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Bill,

Great to here someone in Maryland tonight will drink a Duvel !

Steve,

And as I have no experience ... I haven't the foggiest idea when Hommelbier drinkers start seeing puppets. ;)

Back to the Tour de France now. About to arrive.

Aurel

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Steve,

And as I have no experience ... I haven't the foggiest idea when Hommelbier drinkers start seeing puppets. ;)

Back to the Tour de France now. About to arrive.

Aurel

After one or two (or three or four or.......) :lol:

I have to wait for the Tour de France highlights tonight.

Saw it live at Ramscappelle Road in 2007, just before I saw the puppets

:D

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well it must have been the nicest belgian day I had in years, many drinks like elverdingshen, white wine barbeque and coffee with cakes, a nice meal with very good friends

some of them not realy belgian :P

I haven't seen puppets at the moment, but you never know what happens tomorow morning B)

I might need sun glasses

to mutch cakes

sabine

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