So where were we..
.. ah yes I was off to Ghent - super beautiful weekend - look see:
The centre building there with the black umbrellas outside is the oldest building in Ghent from the 1200's, a grain store on the docks where the markets were held I think, now a swanky restaurant.
This folk museum used to be an almshouse where they sent old ladies to live out their days. There was a little flea market happening in front of it.
I love the ornate facades of so many of the buildings but this was my favourite.
It's hard to see on the photos but the centre of each flower was set with a light.
It's a city that loves it food and its beer. Lots of cafe culture, we stuck with it despite the lack of sun. As I'm just back from being cooked in Southern Germany for work (sorry forgot camera for that trip!) the cool and cloudiness of Belgium seems ideal. Here it's very rainy and cold but am hoping for better this weekend.
And my favourite souvenir was mainly courtesy of The Knitting Express - finished socks - yippee - Ravelled here.