Belgium

BG 161 – Detour

Belgians claim they are ‘born with a brick in their stomach’. By which they mean that they are always building, rebuilding and renovating. This applies not only to their houses, but also to their roads.
Despite this, the Belgians seem unable to make proper roads.

I come from the Netherlands, where the roads are much better and where there is also a safe and extensive cycle path network. That is why many Belgians who enjoy cycling or motorcycling regularly travel to the Netherlands. As a Dutch person, the deplorable state of the Belgian roads therefore strikes me even more.

We, for example, live in a street that is covered with cobblestones (in Dutch also referred to as ‘children’s heads’). They are probably intended to slow down traffic, after all, the maximum speed here is 30 km/h, but that doesn’t help, because …

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BG 80 – Gratis Biebje / Little Free Library

Close-up picture of colorful Little Free Library (Gratis Biebje) in front of our home.

Dit Gratis Biebje staat
voor ons huis sinds
4 augustus 2021.

This Little Free Library
stands in front of our home
since August 4, 2021.

Picture of colorful Little Free Library (Gratis Biebje) in front of our home.


Marc en ik hebben het samen ontworpen. Marc heeft het gemaakt.
Hij heeft het volledig gebouwd van hergebruikte materialen. Alleen de verf hebben we nieuw gekocht.
We hopen met dit Gratis Biebje de buurt gezelliger te maken en onze liefde voor boeken te delen.

Marc and I designed it together. Marc made it.
He built it entirely from recycled materials. We only bought the paint new.
With this Little Free Library we hope to brighten up the neighborhood and share our love for books.

BG 1 – Behold my blog

Is life fun? Of course it is! You decide that yourself.
You decide what you watch and listen to, you decide what you focus your attention on.
Do I have all the answers? Of course not – I too just mess around.
But I do know this: those who indulge in creativity have no room for negative thinking.
Behold my blog.