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3rd Oct 2017 - Fourens to UK, France and more
Last day in Brussels

We're starting to sprout so it's time to get out. Brussels has been fun but it's time to run. We slept until after 8 and this time the girls went to the hotel breakfast and Susan and I had an lighter economical breakfast at a cafe. The reason being that this hotel has a small print policy that when you opt for breakfast it only means for two adults. Then they charge an adult rate for over 12. So we're paying twice for breakfast, if we have it there. Not impressed because I don't appreciate being ripped off when you're already paying well.  Made some calls and FaceTime chats with family loved ones and caught up with a lot of news - some good and some not so good but it was good to touch base and share.

Had a further look about this lovely city and took the girls to the Horta comics figurine museum with a healthy Tin Tin influence, which some of you may know of. Tin Tin is the famous adventure character with the blond hair and high forehead crest created by author, Herge, from Belgium. I remember the comics from my boyhood and how the stories often related to topic events of the time like flying to the moon. The girls spent about an hour and a half there while we went for a coffee and look about. When we returned to collect them we bought some mementos. Then had a waffle for a midday snack. Susan and Mandolin visited a chocolate museum while Lillian helped me ready our luggage. I also wrote a last couple of postcards and sent them off although who knows when they'll arrive because ones we sent from Scotland still haven't arrived.

We had a nice farewell dinner at the excellent Italian restaurant, Ricotta et Parmesan which was most enjoyable.  Now packed and ready for our early morning departure.

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Diary Photos

Tin Tin and Snowy

Latte for Susan

Ecpresso café for moi

Tin Tins lunar adventure

In Brussels grand city square

Farewell dinner in Brussels

Mandolin likes Italian food

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