Usually I am sharing only my art works here, but I had so much fun with my son that I thought I show you what we did at downtown tonight. Well it is a double occasion, it was the official beginning of the Winter festivals in my city and not second at all, no, of course the first at place, this weekend is the birthday weekend of him, yes weekend, how can an early teener have less then a weekend? Yesterday was the official day, you know that one that the city hall puts on the papers. So then we had some cake and his favourite dish which is fish and chips (fried and not soaked in oil), and he is not British! Today we planned to kick it up at downtown. Watch out here we come:
That’s the Meir, our shopping street. Here we began, waiting for the parade
with circus artists and fire show, the first act for the festival:
All those lights are fantastic and magical in the middle of the night.
There is music:
And giant elephants made from golden tule:
And a lot to laugh at:
And while we just waited to listen to the opera singers
(they climbed into this enormous giant skirts, up to the top):
Under the stars we enjoyed some hot chocolate with parlinès
that they can make only by us in Belgium:
You can have some beer or hot wine, the City market shows its best.
The end result can be like by us Antwerp-oholic:
Hope you enjoy that special time of the year as much as we did.
What a fabulous time you’ve had with your son on his special weekend – magical indeed!
Lovely to see some photos of you and your young man, Ruth! Looks like you had a great time!
Thanks Zsuzsa 🙂
That looks like so much fun!!! And, Happy Birthday to your son!!!
Thank you Cindy 🙂
Thank you for sharing! You and your son look like you two have a wonderful relationship! That is so awesome! Happy Birthday to him!!! You both are absolutely beautiful!
What a delicious post – loved seeing you both having fun and all the festivities. Fish and chips – your son now has to have some by the British seaside AND try the British classic – a chip butty (chips in between sliced white bread spread with butter) 🙂
In one vacation we will sure take the train, or the ferry, it is in our planning 🙂
What a wonderful post Ruth!! You and your handsome Young man look to be having a most wonderful time together- I can see and feel the love between you two!! Thank you so much for sharing this magical, special post!! huge hugs to both of you!!
Thanks Jackie 🙂
Thank you for that little taste of a northern hemisphere Christmas, Ruth! I miss all the short days, the cold temperatures, and the magic of the lights. At least I have found a supplier of Belgian chocolate 🙂
Yuuuummmmmm, that’s tasty, there’s nothing like the chocolate from here, the one who didn’t taste it yet, doesn’t know what she/he misses 😉
Lovely quality time, Ruth. I’m thinking about taking my son to the zoo with the chinese festival and all the lights, looks like magic too.
We weren’t there yet, they say it is magical, maybe with the vacation, the next two weeks are quiet busy in school 🙂
Thank you for sharing this lovely time with us Ruth!
You and your son are precious = great photos!
I have a December birthday too.
Happiest of birthday months to your handsome son!
Fa la laaaa
Thanks Patty 🙂