Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sweetheart Jewerly ~

A few weeks ago we were in the Ardennes and that weekend there were so many fleamarkets! We decided to go to a fleamarket in Samrée but we didn't really found a lot of typical fleamarket stuff so we weren't that happy about this one and we were planning to go to an other one when we saw some friends and they told us that they just came from a really big and nice fleamarket, so we had to believe them and we drove to Hargimont.
Those friends were right, it was a really, really big fleamarket with a lot of beautiful material! There was someone and he had only WW2 material, my dad almost bought everything. That day it was so hot! I had to buy an ice cream to cool down a little and I almost didn't want to do the rest of the fleamarket but that ice cream have me a little bit new energy and luckely I did the whole fleamarket otherwise I wouldn't have found these 2 pair of beautiful earrings.
The man who was selling these was almost chocked that I knew that those were earrings haha. So in my best French I started talking with the seller and at the end I had 2 pair of beautiful earrings for a good price. I know that I can find them cheaper on Ebay and Etsy in the US but for Belgium that was a very good price, a while ago on a militaria fair I asked the price of a pair and I almost had a heart attack! The lady had a lot of nice sweetheart jewelry etc but I think that one 'almost heart-attack' was enough so I just looked at all those beautiful things and kept searching for something cheaper, something that was better for my heart and wallet.

And today I almost gave my dad a heart-attack! I was searching for some US Air Force stuff so I could take some photos from my earrings and I knew we have some US Air Force material on our attic so I started my quest. It took me a while before I found something interesting for my photos but eventually I was happy with what I found, the only thing I had to do was putting everything back on the same place when I was ready.

I couldn't resist it!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meet Emma! ~

The first weekend of August there were so much events in Belgium! There was the event of BMVT in Lantin near Liège. In Koksijde you could go to Fly-in, there they remembered the Great War by rebuilding a village and there were old planes etc. But the same weekend there was an other event in Wommelgem near Antwerp and that's where you could find me.
The first thing I have to say about this event is that the location is beautiful! During WW1 you had the forts around Liège (and the fort of Lantin was the location of the event of BMVT) and Antwerp, sadly these forts couldn't stop the Germans 100 years ago but that doesn't mean that they have disappeared. Those forts or the ruines of those forts have an amazing and interesting history and yes, they are beautiful to visit.

This weekend I wasn't the only Emma there! The other one is a little bit bigger and heavier but she's a beauty:
The owner of this half-track is a friend of my dad and vehicle isn't his only one... I don't know exact amount of vehicls but I would describe it as 'a lot' and 'a lot' contains also a Sherman tank and that's really nice!
The story about Emma is that when he bought this half-track he wanted to repaint it but before you repaint something, you remove the old paint and while he was doing that he saw a letter and when he was ready he saw that they painted 'Emma' on that half-track and he decided that he had to put that name again on his half-track. And everytime that the owner sees me, he says: "Emma, do you know that I have a half-track named Emma?"
I just had to take some photographs of me and Emma hihi. But the really lucky one that weekend was my dad! He could make a tour with this half-track (and yes, I would also love to do that once).

The lucky one!

And I could make a tour with Guillaume and his Harley!
Of course I also made some tours with our jeep.
I wasn't able to stay there the whole weekend but I did had a lot of fun.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The War and Peace Revival 2014 ~

It has been quiet here for a while, a very long while! And I'm sorry for that but like every other year I went to the War and Peace Revival in England and I returned on Monday and that Wednesday my parents had to great idea to go to our house in the Ardennes so before I could finish unpacking everything from the W&P Revival I had to start packing for going to the Ardennes... And I thought I would have more time for my blog etc during the holidays?!

Last year it was very hot, dry and dusty at the W&P Revival and for 2 days we had also hot weather and the dust was already coming but we've also seen a lot of rain this year. We arrived on Sunday and we were just ready with setting up the tents etc when it started raining and it kept raining the whole evening and there's nothing nicer than discovering that you're bed is soaking wet when you go sleeping. But with a little bit help from friends I could create a new bed in our dodge ambulance.
On Monday friends of mine arrived and that's actually where I spend all my time that whole week but I have no regrets of being there with some amazing people! I did spend less time on the fair than last year but that's doesnt mean that I bought less, Oh no! But I not only bought stuff, I also sold a pair of trousers and I got some gifts from my parents and a friend of my parents.
Before I knew it was already Friday and I was just from a little tour when the wind started becoming very strong and suddenly there was a giant white cloud was coming at us, I've never seen something like that!
When that cloud was above us it was dark and it started raining, thunder and lighting, the wind was crazy. Luckely we had no damage to the vehicles or tents but the terrain had become one big mud bath! I couldn't stay in my tent and I had to make a tour with my bicycle so I wore my HBT coverall the last 2 days. When I returned home I say that there was mud as far as my knees and my shoes we're 2 pieces of mud but even with all that mud I had a great time at the W&P Revival this year!

Photos of everything that I bought will be for next time...