After such a crazy few weeks, it’s been nice to just relax a bit this week. I’ve mostly been doing things with the kids, and in my free time running, catching up on Pretty Little Liars (I FINALLY KNOW WHO A IS!) and catching up with friends that in the hecticness of the past little while I haven’t spoken to much.
A couple of highlights of the week have been a couple of trips to the local park with the kids. It’s so nice to get out of the house with them and they love having the chance to play games that they can’t at home. There’s a lot of sand in the park too, so I’ve become quite the sand castle building pro! I also realised that I probably seem really old to kids now when a kid asked Oscar, who is 6, if I was his mum… Do I really look old enough to be a parent?!
On Thursday I had the day off so I decided to visit Gent. I find it slightly crazy how close everything is in Belgium. Within less than 2 hours you can get pretty much anywhere you want!
I took it easy in the morning, washing my hair and putting on makeup properly for the first time in nearly a month. At just before 12pm I got to the bus stop and took the bus and train to Gent. Once there I walked into the “historical centre”, buying a baguette on my way to stop and eat. I wandered around the centre for quite a while.
It was such a gorgeous city to wander around, and I even did a bit of window shopping too. Just the day before a new Primark was opened, only the second one in Belgium, and people have been going crazy for it. The amount of Primark paper bags I saw whilst walking around was overwhelming!
The coolest part about Gent however has to be suddenly turning a corner to find… A CASTLE!
And finally Friday was spent looking up where I’m going in Germany and just general relaxing. My au pair family were out all day so I had the chance to discover a bit more about where I’m going! Whilst I have over a month till I move to Germany to start teaching English, lots of my friends are leaving the country to go before I’m even back. After returning from uni, I only had a week and a half before going to Belgium and I didn’t get to see everyone I would have liked to, so I’m very glad to have some free in England.
I’m flying back to England this week, so if you would like to pray for me, please pray for peace as I pack up and prepare to leave Belgium, but also that in the midst of getting ready to leave I would make the most of the time I have here and would be able to be a blessing to the family.