Some of the cool kids went diving today - Angie, Noemi & Marie H for the first time... I was grossly jealous since I can't dive until I sort out my sinus issues (according to the dive dudes, I should stop smoking for starters...hmmm). Took a few shots of the prep and then went for a wander through Calvi with Eliot - we ended up on a small rock overlooking the exact dive spot they were at so we had a distant overview of proceedings while we blabbed. We're getting old - lots of babies nowadays, camomile tea is a must after dinner, and most shockingly, we seem to all be in bed by midnight and up and about by 9. Bizarre...
Weirdest concert I can remember attending this evening... Groundation Bob Marley tribute concert in Charleroi... which in itself is potentially the weirdest town I can remember setting foot in. I must go back to photograph it before it changes - it's a standing memorial to the cheesiest, gaudiest 80sness... and the inhabitants are definitely a big part of that impression - sort of wonderful. But the concert - terrible! The opening act was a reggae band from charleroi, probably by default - the guitarist looked like he belonged in an 80s metal band, the bassist could've been cast in the Mamma Mia... and awful, awful tunes. We made it through about three tracks when Groundation finally made an appearance before running back to the car and home. I didn't want to ruin my impression of Groundation any further... saw them two years ago at Couleur Café and they were incredible... I'm cheating again and posting a couple of shots from way back then, to lift my mood.
Easter Sunday - We tried to play good host to Noemi and Eliot and prepared a copious brunch in the garden, complete with a chocolate egg apiece. Headed out to The Tervuren Arboretum - which is quite an exciting discovery... we (Noem, Eliot, Angie, Luc, Marie L, Claire, Babies Melodi and Leonie) took a walk through the whole thing, which ended up taking way longer than planned (I need to learn to factor in babies now they are an integral part of my social life!). I took lots of tree photos of course but I'm not supposed to post any anymore -just one then?
one of those days. Cocktails at Le Comptoir for happy hour which made things brighter! Nice place actually - I had never been despite it being very close by - the food is cheap and tasty, service friendly, atmosphere pretty chill. Movie night - 'Adam' - thumbs up.
Flu! Today was supposed to include bamboo rafting and jungle hiking but instead I spent the day horizontal shivering in 30 degree heat. I just about managed to take a couple of photos at breakfast before retiring for the day!