Still battling jet lag but the flat already feels like home. The suitcases are empty and put away; the fridge is full; and there are flowers on the tables. But I lack sleep.
We like our apartment. It is spacious and well appointed, clean and scent-free.
We arrived Monday evening at around 6:30pm, very tired with no sleep in 27 hours and rather hungry for home cooked meal. Altho we chose healthier alternatives, the smell of lounge and airplane food had made me nauseous. So we quickly went to the supermarket before its closing time of 7:30 to pick-up something quick to cook which ended up being chicken & potatoes pan-fried in a little olive oil and asparagus. We went to bed at around 11:30.
Saturday and Sunday: We woke up to overcast skies and rain was forecasted. We went out with our umbrellas and walked to the other weekly market on the the other side of 't Zand. We didn't buy too much, just some pears and Belgian white asparagus.
It rained all night and the first part of the morning. By the mid morning, it has stopped so I went out to get some walking done. And then I realized that tomorrow is a holiday, so I did some food shopping at the bakery, deli/butcher shop, wine shop and supermarket. I asked about closures tomorrow: supermarket - close; bakery, deli/butcher and wine shops will all be open. Oh, well.....
I revisited the cathedral, Sint-Salvatorskathedraal. The oldest parts are from the 12th century. Beautiful inside -
Yesterday, Ascension Day, I watched the Procession of the Holy Blood for the second year. Last year I took over three hundred pictures; this year not so much. We rented a couple of front row chairs along Mariastraat for €5 each. I enjoyed watching the participants of all ages and admired the costuming.
The procession started at the Garden of Eden to the resurrection of Christ.