Monday, October 19, 2009

Brussels break

On Friday I went to Brussels for the day with my husband. The tickets were the prize for a Little Break to Brussels competition on Katherine Tyrrel’s blog. It was wonderful to go to another country just for the day. Despite, in my youth, designing the brochures for the insurance broking company who brokered the insurance for the Channel Tunnel project I’ve never been on the Eurostar. I’m completely won over, it’s so much more comfortable than the hell that is airports and budget airlines. We were given tickets for the expensive seats – but looking through the carriage windows the budget seats still look much better than the airline seats I usually travel on. We arrived at 9 in the morning, walked and walked until I even had blisters on the soles of my feet. We visited the Grand Place, the Musée des Beaux Arts and the Magritte Museum, had lunch in a quirky little Belgian restaurant and then did a long walk around some of the gems of Art Nouveau architecture that can be seen all round the city. There’s an awful lot more to be seen but we packed as much as possible in a day.


Blogger Katherine Tyrrell said...

Great to see how much you got to see Julie - and that you got the tickets in the end!

Did you get any more sketches done or were you too busy getting round all the museums?

10/20/2009 9:02 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Your drawings are lovely Julie.x

10/20/2009 4:13 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Way too busy Katherine – so difficult to balance being sociable and being creative.
Thanks very much Jessie

10/20/2009 7:06 PM  

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