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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Start of the long summer holidays

And so our long summer of leisure has started... Schools officially closed on June 30th (although most students were already home for a couple of days) and won't open again before September 1st.

It was extremely busy at the national airport in Brussels, as many people want to escape the bad weather and seek some sunshine.

We too have trips planned for this summer, to Venice (Italy), London (UK) and Stockholm + Visby (Sweden). At least in Venice we can hope for some sunshine!

The weather has been terrible up to now. Rain, rain and more rain. The first 6 months of this year have been the wettest since they began recording data in the 1800's. Although, this has also one advantage: the water sources and reservoirs are all filled up nicely.

But people get wary of all this rain. You'd expect some nice weather when it's May, June or July. Not every day, but here and there a couple of sunny days are not too much to ask for!

Well, the only thing we can do is hope for better times - perhaps we'll see some sunshine when it's Christmas?

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