22 November 2007

Congratulations Kristy and Nick!!!

Last weekend we drove up to Wollongong, about three hours north-east of Canberra, for the wedding of Kristy and Nick. It was a beautiful ceremony... and a superb day for a garden wedding - blue sky and sunshine...

27 October 2007

Wedding blog

It's a work in progress, but here it is, our wedding website!

We'll be posting information and pictures here over the coming months....


19 August 2007

The last 12 months...

Since I've been slack and haven't posted anything on this blog for a while, I will first sum up some of the highlights of last year. Regular or newcomer, fasten your seat belts: here is a snapshot of the last 12 months...

June 2006

The Beginning... of a new Life.
I'm pleased to introduce you to Timeo, our nephew and my Godson, son of Cedric Roussel et Laetitia de Schoutheete.

Tim was born on June 16th.

Bien entendu Tim est aussi barge que ses parents. We Love him. A real manneke.

Inutile de préciser que dès à présent ce blog sera inondé d'une multitude de ses photos. Ces petits bouts là, c'est magique.

July 2006

Green, lush, tropical, African.
Une mission passionante avec mon collègue Patrick.

August 2006

Fasinating, sad, impressive, effervescing.

La magie des temples d'Angkor Vat, l'effeversence et les délices de Phnom Penh, la spontanéité et la douleur des visages marqués par une histoire collective pesante.

September 2006

Rough history, relax people, pristine coastline.
Vida Boa. Beleza.

14 August 2007

The drought has broken!

Wow.... that was a looong blogger drought... we have plenty of excuses though! We've been busy packing up our apartment in Brussels, quitting our jobs, getting engaged, buying one-way tickets to another continent, holidaying in Vietnam, celebrating in Singapore, hanging out in Darwin, applying for jobs, moving to Canberra, buying an apartment, moving in, catching up with old friends, starting work, and planning a wedding. It's been a lot of crazy fun! Now that we are a little more settled we're hoping to get back on the Blog.... and Laurent promises to write one day... stay tuned (but don't hold your breath!)

04 December 2006


The fantastic thing about being in Europe is that the place is so small you can get on a plane and fly oh, 1 or 2 hours, and find yourself in a completely new reality… So when it’s cold and grey in Brussels, you get on a plane and fly to…. BARCELONA! That’s what we did one Friday in November – it was so damn good to be in the sunshine and 20 degree heat (which in the middle of a Belgian winter is a paradise on earth!)… We stayed with David and Cami – two luvly friends who have set themselves up there and caught up with Dimi (Laurent’s big brother).

Saturday night was spent touring the pubs, sampling the sangria and tapas…. I was in a very good mood until the last pub where I made the mistake of ordering the absinthe (nothing dramatic, but I paid with a seedy headache the next day).

If you ever end up in Barcelona, you should try and find the Champagneria (not sure how it is spelt)… a crazy little bar that sells great champagne and wine for 2.50-3.00 euros…. You’d think it would be packed with smelly tourists like us or students – it was. But there were also people of all ages - feisty little Spanish grandmas and grandpas who continued to brave the jostling crowds to drink their vino and savour their chorizos. Although you might have to fight for a little standing room, eat greasy food from paper napkins and risk wearing a portion of what you’re meant to be drinking, it is a lot of fun!

The only down side to a holiday weekend in Barcelona is that you have to leave again... :(