Sunday, August 06, 2006

Last night in Belgie ...

All pony camp photographic cds were picked up at 10am this morning ... great news but for the fact that we arrived home from Brussels at 4am.

Life will be lived so slowly today, a siesta later I methinks.

One of the best things about travel and this expat life is surely the people met along the way.

Last night we were 2 Belgians, 2 New Zealanders, 5 Americans and a German ... from different places and positions in life; many of us had met via the net ... ahhhh, children of the 21st century, this is our fate.

People did what they do at small parties and broke off into groups, occasionally coming together when something too interesting to ignore was overheard ... we discussed the way New Zealand women dress, website design, the Lebanon situation and the Artichoke/Spinach dip ...

There were stories of 'first day in a new country', careers, and the colonial history of countries not our own.

Time always slides by unnoticed at Shannon and Gabe's ... it might be the wine but it's a beautiful apartment, with high ceilings, big windows and space, and without fail, the company has always been good.

A slow day today but such a good night.


paris parfait said...

Am glad you had such a lovely evening! Sounds similar to a recent gathering here night Thursday - Germans, Brits, Americans, Portguese, French, Belgians, New Zealanders and Australians. One of the great benefits of living in another country is all the wonderful people who cross our paths, the stories and experiences shared.

woman wandering said...

It's so true paris parfait. And the 2 hour nap just restored me a little ... I do love the occasional lazy Sunday.