I spent some of yesterday watching something beautiful.
Something that embodies the love people can feel, in the most stunning way:
I mean, look at it – the whole thing is COMPLETELY made out of chocolate!
I did watch a couple of people get married too… 🙂
Luckily, our lateness of booking the trip to Bruges meant I got to see most of the royal wedding first. I’d been getting so sick of all the hype but it was great and watching the procession, I did really feel proud to be British/English; it was amazing and they both looked so happy 🙂
I got picked up straight afterwards and we drove to the coast to get on the Eurotunnel train.
We had a picnic on the train:
Champagne in paper cups rocks 🙂
Then we drove to Bruges, which only took about an hour and a quarter. It’s such a stunning town:
With LOTS of stunning chcocolate shops:
Suddenly, we realised it was getting a bit dark:
That was only about 6pm!
Then it POURED.
Luckily, we were in a bar by then, so we thought it safe to stay put. Which of course meant we had to have more drinks, to avoid being rude…
We ended up staying in Bruges for dinner, which we had in a gorgeous, tucked-away restaurant. It had about eight separate little rooms and looked like the gingerbread cottage in Hansel and Gretel.
Sadly, I can’t rave about the food as the others did.
It wasn’t the restaurant’s fault in the slightest; it can be hard enough explaining what gluten is to English people, let alone a Flemish-speaking waiter! He said all I could have was prawns on a giant tomato with boiled potatoes, which was as nice as it sounds… 🙂
But the chocolate more than made up for it.
We also, despite our best intentions, ended up leaving Bruges exactly an hour before what we thought was the last train back to England left. Cue some serious driving on my friend’s part, getting there to find there was another one, almost missing that too somehow… 🙂
It was a brilliant day and the Eurotunnel return is only £58 per car, so I think we’re going to be doing more things like this in future.
Did you watch the wedding? Or did you do anything else? If you did watch it, what did you think?