Thursday, 4 July 2013

Hot off the press: great excitement in Belgium!

And I'm not talking about King Albert's forthcoming abdication. No, the big news in this part of the blogosphere is the forthcoming Belgian Sewists' Meet-Up! But here's a picture of Ol' King Al, as no-one calls him, to break up the text a bit:

The meet-up idea was mooted a little while ago on twitter by Anneke, and enough of us showed an interest for her to get us in gear and get organising - she's set up a doodle poll to help us find a date somewhere in July (like NOW July!) and anyone who's interested is, of course, very welcome! The list of potential attendees so far includes:

If you're in Belgium or anywhere nearby and fancy joining us, send Anneke an email to let her know: annekecaramin(at)hotmail(dot)com. Then head over to doodle and check out the dates - the more the merrier!

Back on the subject of the royal change of hands, I just watched a rather lovely interview with an 88 year-old Brussels seamstress who has been the official clothes-mender to the court for the last, um, many years, and plans to continue for many more. Darning all the while, she said Prince Philippe will no doubt make a good, modern king, because he's a young 'un. It was on my favourite local channel tv brussel; I'll add a link to the interview once it's online tomorrow (they do English subtitles too :-)

Now, who's for a round of "Name 10 Famous Belgians"? Thinking it sounds easy? You are Belgian, aren't you? The rule is: famous elsewhere. Hehe.

Back soon with another Scout tee. I was going to make some in any case, and then the Kollabora sewalong happened and I did two in a row, just like that. Bam!


  1. Stephanie RamaekersJuly 04, 2013 11:23 pm

    Sarah Bettens
    Jean-Claude Van Damme
    Eddy Wally
    Astrid Bryan
    Axelle Red
    Rocco Granata
    Wouter De Backer (Gotye)
    Dries Van Nooten
    Pater Damiaan
    Hercule Poirot

  2. Annette TiretteJuly 04, 2013 11:32 pm

    Django Reinhardt
    Jacques Brel
    Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium and spoke Dutch!
    The Dewaele brothers (Soulwax)
    Toots Thielemans
    Milow (hate to say it)
    Luc Tuymans
    Jan Fabre
    Matthias Schoenaerts

  3. Off the top of my head:
    Plastic Bertrand
    Herge (Tin Tin)

  4. Haha I'm very sorry Stephanie and Annette, but if I've been here 14 years and I still don't know who half of them are, they're just not famous enough!

  5. Ah Plastic Bertrand! One of the greats!


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