Monthly Archives: March 2005

Competitive Dad

It has been suggested by 'certain people' that I am an obsessively competitive dad, who could have easily subbed for Simon Day on the Fast Show. But if this were true I would not risk losing by imparting my "tips … Continue reading

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Spongebob does Walibi

My kids love cartoons and would be happy to spend all day glued to the TV if they were allowed. Spongebob Squarepants is their particular hero, and now he’s coming to Belgium. Walibi, a theme park in Wavre about 20 … Continue reading

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Proud to be Belgian

Right after famousbelgians.net comes a new exhibition just opened in Brussels – "Made in Belgium". The exhibition, right in the centre of Brussels, celebrates 175 years since Belgian independance. According to the blub: “Made in Belgium” is the label of … Continue reading

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Famous Belgians

Marc Tielemans, presumably a patriotic Belgian*, is a little indignant at the idea that Belgium has not produced a large number of famous people. To put things right he created his own site http://www.famousbelgians.net to prove the doubters wrong. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Scarier still…

On the very next page of my google image search for “Belgium”… Black Sabbath. Apparently this is the alternative cover of their single “Paranoid” when released here in Belgium. Bloody good thing it’s a holiday weekend coming up. I think … Continue reading

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Googling

Did a quick google image search on the word “Belgium” today. The No. 1 result is below. Scarily accurate I would say. A typical belgian scene

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Belgian Eurovision entry

Lookout Europe! Belgium has chosen its Eurovision entry. Nuno Resende, born in Portugal, but resident in Belgium since 1985 is set to carry on the country’s proud tradition of success in that unrivalled showcase of European pop talent which takes … Continue reading

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Has Monday ever felt so perfect?

CARDIFF – The Western Mail says: Monday morning in Wales has never felt so good. In fact, we reckon it's probably been, ooh, about 27 years since we've all got up from bed with such a big grin on our … Continue reading

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Classes de neiges

Belgian schools have a great tradition of classes de neiges (ski camp). In Jake's school this takes place in the sixth (final) year of primary – so it's his turn. He left for the French alps on Monday and we … Continue reading

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230 exams later…

Life returned to normal in the Vaughan household this week (normal for us anyway) after Lynne completed her latest ‘production’. She runs a youth theatre with more than 60 kids in 4 groups and around this time of year they … Continue reading

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