Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Where we are...........

The 'Jezuietenhof’ is a farm with a long history going back to 1450. It derives its name from the Jesuits university college of the university town of Louvain/Leuven that owned it back in the 18th century.


In 2003 the farm has been RENOVATED, respecting its history. The farm is no longer exploited by a farmer, although Brabantic horses and poneys are running on the fields.

Three newly built houses, located in the southern aisle of the farm are weekly rented for visitors of BRUSSELS, LOUVAIN and FLANDERS. The houses all have MODERN COMFORT.

The houses have a view on gardens and an inner-court yard.

The house is situated in the middle of nature, with an easy access from/to highway E314 and E40, the location at only 5 km of the old and lively university town of Leuven and at 25 km of Brussels.

Today is another snow day in Belgium. Only light flakes are coming down now, but possibly a good day for the Professor and I to venture out and see where we are. Just picture all the photos above, covered in a light layer of snow, and here's the look. We will walk out shortly and hope to find the poneys today. We saw one yesterday as, despite having a GPS system, we were hopelessly lost in the area around here having executed a wrong turn. It was worth it to see the surroundings.

5 comments:

  1. Ma Soeur,
    Your surroundings look absolutely delightful. Next thing we hear, you will be walking to see Zoe and enjoying every landscape feature at a more leisurely pace. Is that possible?

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  2. Wow, cool digs! How do you find such wonderful places? Again, living vicariously through you.

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  3. What a lovely place to be; one day I want to see it :-)

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  4. Not possible to walk to Zoë. It's about a 25-30 minute highway drive depending on traffic. There are no grids here, it's a bit of a free-for-all...making driving extremely tense for me. Did I mention that we are also coping with a standard (after 30 years)snow, rain, and Belgian drivers!? :) I know the route to Zoë and that's about it for now. We have a GPS and still get indescribably lost. We'll see about the walk. Jane and Michael are itching to use the stroller, but she's such a little chicken and it's sooooo cold!! My instincts say that can wait for a bit warmer weather, however, they will decide. We had such a lovely day outside, meandering, lost, found again, and happy to know that there are a few stellar shops around here. Had an amazing assortment of patés and cheese as well as wonderful wine. We enjoyed being in for an evening so we could drink a bit, and rest up.

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  5. The house looks amazing. I'm sure it won't be long before you know your way around. It looks like you have found the gourmet foods to enjoy!!

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