Celebrating Mandy's birthday in Brussel

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G E F E L I C I T E E R D

A few weeks ago I was talking with Gejah about not having a meet-up in May. She said then, why not having a meet-up in Brussel with a few TB's on may 9th? Because then is Mandy coming back from New Zealand and it will be her 20th birthday. But it must absolute be a secret for Mandy. So not creating a meet-up link on TB, not talking about it on TB, not talking on MSN with her, not talking at all! A meet-up and only the 5 of us knew. On the 9th I left my house at 8am to drive to Nijmegen for picking up Devika.

Manneke Pis
We then drove to ‘s Hertogenbosch because that was the place we should meet Mandy’s parents and Keiko and Walter who are coming by train. The others were there before 10am and Devika and I were just in time there, after a little bit sightseeing. After saying hello to each other I followed Hans’s car to Brussel. We programmed the centre of Brussel to park in a garage. The ride was good. I had company of Keiko and Devika, so enough to talk. Haha. I t took us just 1,5 hour and we arrived in Brussel. A little traffic jam in the centre but that was all. In the garage we prepared the balloons, the hats and the whistles to surprise Mandy. It was only a 10 minute walk to the centre and there we found Mandy sitting on the sidewalk waiting for her parents. What a surprise it was when there were 4 people more for her birthday. I think she really liked it. I got rid of the balloons by giving them to a few children who really liked them. There was free terrace outside a bar, so we found a place somewhere inside. Then out guide Chris arrived also. Now we were complete. We started our tour through the city centre with Chris in front.
Mandy and Devika
First stop was of course Manneke Pis. We just walked around for a hour or so and found a terrace where we had a drink and a talk about Mandy’s vacation, but also her parents vacation to the
USA. After Walter broke a glass and got applauded for it, we continued our tour. We found a few chocolate stores for the girls. That’s a thing the girls have to do if you are in Belgium. After seeing Jeanneke Pis, Chris brought us to a nice restaurant and he had to say goodbye to us. After getting rid of Mandy for a few minutes to discuss a special celebration, we started to eat and the food was great. The surprise for Mandy was a desert with icecream and fireworks, music playing happy birthday and a neon lightshow saying also happy birthday we had to say goodbye to brussel. We headed for Mandy’s hotel picking up her luggage and we found our cars back in the garage. We decided to drive all together back to ‘s Hertogenbosch and say goodbye over there. This was very short because it was a little crowded there. I brought Devika home and drove back to my home. At 23:30 I was back, after a great day in Brussel and again a successful “secret’ meet-up!

Lord_Mike says:
Super!
Posted on: May 23, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Ha ha ha ya Wally has the most chocolates:P Nice blog, Jos:))
Posted on: May 13, 2009
yadilitta says:
great a welcome home/bday/fun Meet Up!!! Always reasons to celebrate!!!
Posted on: May 13, 2009
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G E F E L I C I T E E R D
G E F E L I C I T E E R D
Manneke Pis
Manneke Pis
Mandy and Devika
Mandy and Devika
Me, following Hans and Gejah
Me, following Hans and Gejah
There are Hans and Gejah.
There are Hans and Gejah.
My passenger in the back seat: DEV…
My passenger in the back seat: DE…
Keiko taking photos
Keiko taking photo's
Gejah
Gejah
Streets of brussel
Streets of brussel
Main square.
Main square.
At the main square
At the main square
Keiko and Gejah
Keiko and Gejah
Walter
Walter
Hans and the birthdaygirl Mandy
Hans and the birthdaygirl Mandy
At the main square
At the main square
At the main square
At the main square
Mandy and her parents.
Mandy and her parents.
Crowded
Crowded
I had to get rid of my balloons :)
I had to get rid of my balloons :)
At the main square
At the main square
A plain
A plain
Mandy opening her gift.
Mandy opening her gift.
My lunch :P
My lunch :P
At the main square
At the main square
At the main square
At the main square
At the main square
At the main square
Streets of Brussel
Streets of Brussel
Streets of Brussel
Streets of Brussel
Performers
Performers
Manneke Pis
Manneke Pis
Manneke Pis
Manneke Pis
Gejah, Mandy and Devika laughing
Gejah, Mandy and Devika laughing
Special for the Woman
Special for the Woman
Hans and Chris
Hans and Chris
Manneke pis. Now you can see his r…
Manneke pis. Now you can see his …
De Ket van Brussel ????  LOL
De Ket van Brussel ???? LOL
I love these paintings!
I love these paintings!
Dont like this :D :D
Don't like this :D :D
Mandy and Gejah taking a photo of …
Mandy and Gejah taking a photo of…
Expensive smurfen
Expensive 'smurfen'
Group of TBs
Group of TB's
With Travbuddys inside ???
With Travbuddys inside ???
Streets of Brussel
Streets of Brussel
Inside the old trainstation
Inside the old trainstation
He is playing Happy birthday for M…
He is playing Happy birthday for …
Chris and Walter
Chris and Walter
Mandy
Mandy
Another nice painting
Another nice painting
Walking in Brussel
Walking in Brussel
Crowded, because of the nice weath…
Crowded, because of the nice weat…
I think this is Gejahs hand and c…
I think this is Gejah's hand and …
Church
Church
Nice bike
Nice bike
Decoration
Decoration
Belgische patattekes
Belgische patattekes
Flowers
Flowers
Flowers
Flowers
Church
Church
Inside the church
Inside the church
Inside the church
Inside the church
Gejah waving to me.
Gejah waving to me.
Statue 1
Statue 1
Statue 2
Statue 2
Gejah, Devika and Mandy
Gejah, Devika and Mandy
Statue 1 and 2
Statue 1 and 2
Walter taking a photo.
Walter taking a photo.
Backside of the church
Backside of the church
Here we parked our cars..
Here we parked our cars..
Streets of Brussel
Streets of Brussel
Keiko posing ;)
Keiko posing ;)
Mandy caught me taking this photo.…
Mandy caught me taking this photo…
Walter
Walter
Keiko and Mandy
Keiko and Mandy
Mandy serious. . . .
Mandy serious. . . .
Here we had a break
Here we had a break
Koninklijke muntschouwburg
Koninklijke muntschouwburg
Fountain
Fountain
Inside Koninklijke muntschouwburg
Inside Koninklijke muntschouwburg
Seiling
Seiling
Inside Koninklijke muntschouwburg
Inside Koninklijke muntschouwburg
Mandy :P
Mandy :P
A biker
A biker
Walter and the biker
Walter and the biker
Who ruined my photo ??
Who ruined my photo ??
Girls taking photos of the boys. …
Girls taking photo's of the boys.…
Boudewijn
Boudewijn
Mrs Keiko
Mrs Keiko
TravBuddys in action.
TravBuddys in action.
Tourbus
Tourbus
Climbing the stair for a grouppict…
Climbing the stair for a grouppic…
Inside the church
Inside the church
Inside the church
Inside the church
All having fun..
All having fun..
What did chris say, that makes Man…
What did chris say, that makes Ma…
What on it?
What on it?
Girls and chocolate...
Girls and chocolate...
Mandy in a chocolate store.
Mandy in a chocolate store.
Nice flowers
Nice flowers
Mandy taking a small bag.
Mandy taking a small bag.
Mandy enjoying the chocolate :)
Mandy enjoying the chocolate :)
Girls and chocolate
Girls and chocolate
Preparing our diner ??? Or a catwa…
Preparing our diner ??? Or a catw…
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back at the main square
back at the main square
Jeanneke pis.
Jeanneke pis.
My diner. Loved it :)
My diner. Loved it :)
Mine and Mandys
Mine and Mandy's
Dessert.
Dessert.
Mandys hotel
Mandy's hotel
Mandys hotel
Mandy's hotel
Mandys hotel
Mandy's hotel
HA HA HA Tired? HA HA HA
HA HA HA Tired? HA HA HA
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