Newsflash #33

Bigger isn’t always better. Population Brazil approx. 210,867,954. Population Belgium approx. 11,498,519. 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Quarter-finals: Belgium beats five-times World Cup winners Brazil 2-1. Next stop: France in the Semi-finals, Tuesday 10 July.

Mr. Bowie is so disappointed because all the little yellow Brazilian canaries are gone. 

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

47 responses

  1. Wat een fantastische prestatie van onze Rode Duivels, dat laatste kwartier was echt nagelbijter, maar ze hebben het gehaald!!!!

    • Ik zat de minuten 1 voor 1 af te tellen… Dat was bijna niet te doen! Zelden zoiets spannend meegemaakt. Nu moeten ze maar ‘all the way’ gaan… 😉

    • Thank you, Teddy! Right now, at noon, it’s too hot outside for our furry friend. He stays indoors to nap and enjoy fresh cool water…
      Have a marvellous weekend, my friends!

  2. ¡Tomaño sí no importa! Indeed. Hooray for the Red Devils. This calls for some blond coffee (it brews up to a reddish color), Hot Tamales (the red hot cinnamon flavored candies), Barry Callebaut ruby-red chocolate (it’s Swiss, but it’s red!), and a Red Devil catnip toy for Mr. Bowie.

    • Hi Tim! Thank you so much for all the wonderful and delicious goodies… Wish we could celebrate this together with our furry friends enjoying their Red Devil catnip…
      Hope you’re having a marvellous weekend, my friend!

    • Thank you, my dear friend! Mr. Bowie doesn’t like football so he leaves me alone in front of the tv-screen…
      That stone wall is very famous in my town. Everyone was talking about it when it was made years ago. People came and took photographs of the wall.
      Hope you’re having a marvellous weekend! Happy gardening!

    • Thank you! But the last 15 minutes of the game were so nerve-wracking… I was almost having a heart attack! 😉
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    • I’m sure Mr. Bowie would like to see this happening… Let me think about it, David!
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    • Hi Christine! Thank you for the support! Please tell your young Colombian friend most of the Belgian football fans felt sorry when Colombia lost their game.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    • Hi Mary! Thank you very much for your support! I’m sure Mr. Bowie appreciates it… 🙂
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  3. Happy for you and Belgium, Herman. A great excuse to indulge in some of Belgium’s best, chocolate and beer, in celebration. I know Belgium has more delicious goodies, but only the beer and chocalate are easily available here.

    • Thank you very much, Angela! Thank goodness you got our chocolate and beer, that’s very important in life, in combination with our furry friends, of course… 😉
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

    • Thank you very much, Nia! Please give my regards to your husband!
      Hope you’re having a marvellous Sunday!

  4. Congratulations! The loss of the canaries is an unexpected disappointment though. The French are no where near as interesting. Good luck!

    • So sorry for the unexpected disappointment, my friend… 😉
      But the French will be a very difficult team to beat with all that young talent in their group. But everyone in this part of the world wants to see Belgium in the final… 🙂

    • Thank you so much, my dear friend! Let’s hope for a happy ending… 🙂
      Hope you’re having a wonderful start of the week…

    • Hi Christine! Just woke up and still feeling very sad and disappointed… Thank goodness Mr. Bowie was waiting for me to make me feel better again. Oh well, life goes on… and on… 😉

      PS: also very shocking news… The president of the U.S. of A. arrived in Belgium yesterday. I need a lot of strong espressos today… 😉

  5. Well now, flags in the garden !!? You ARE a big fan 😀 Sorry things worked out better for France, but I’m sure you had loads of fun watching !! Love seeing Mr Bowie in the garden too! x B

  6. Not necessarily the population density determines a winner in football. Croatia advanced to the final and showed a lot of quality and it is an example that quality goes beyond quantity. Greetings.

    • So true and thank goodness! Otherwise it would be very boring seeing always the same countries getting in the finales… Croatia was a great team to follow during the tournament, more fun to watch than France.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

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