my computer-free weekend, encore…
Posted in mini trips, nature, pia's photos April 16th, 2009 by piablog

Spring was only just emerging in the haute fagnes forest in belgium where french boy and i spent our very restful, computer-free weekend. We walked, talked, explored, sat in the forest, listened to the birds, caught some afternoon sun on the terrace (I’ve got colours), and slept. It was just what we needed – some time away from the city hum and crazy work commitments. We stumbled upon a castle, hidden deep inside the forest, and as we climbed the ancient stone stairs I imagined myself as a maiden, standing on the landing, hoping with all her heart to see her warrior lover come over the hill. I asked French Boy if he would come back for me and he said “without a doubt”. I said, “would you be missing a limb?” and he asked “would you still love me if I was?” and I said “without a doubt”.

A walk in a forest in spring is such wonderful medicine for the heart and soul…

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  1. cricket says

    magical Pia!
    the pine forest is amazing…oah this is what days off stringed together were made for…..x

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  2. Claire says

    So beautiful. What a perfect break. I can’t even imagine how amazing it must be to just stumble upon a castle – bliss.

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  3. Rebecca says


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  4. Joanna says

    Like out of a fairy tale! What happens next between the maiden and her warrior lover, pray tell?

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  5. jennifer says

    Seriously stunning!

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  6. E says

    So lord of the rings! haha, but amazing!! I wish I could have had a weekend like yours. I’ve really got to move to another country…

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  7. Yoli says

    I think I just stepped into a dream.

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  8. Helen says

    Oh wow, what a place to hang out for a bit.

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  9. Liza says

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank yu!

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  10. Leslie says

    my god woman.
    a fairytale indeed.

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  11. Juste says

    the castle looks amazing:) i am dreaming about similar weekend all the time, maybe after finishing exams, i will have it:)

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  12. josephine says

    how lovely! it’s like you stepped back in time for the weekend. i’ll have to bookmark this place as a possible, future travel destination.

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  13. nadia says


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  14. Christine says

    So pretty, I love this!

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  15. ani says

    this is so wonderful. i’m glad you shared it; it was like a little mini-vacation for my head while i’m at work (shhh…don’t tell the management i’m on the internet, ha ha!).

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  16. Vanya says

    How absolutely divine, that is just what i need

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  17. A-M says

    Pure heaven Pia. A-M xx

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  18. .v says

    pia! these are amazing!

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  19. Victoria says

    Oh this post is aboslutly devie (as are all your other posts!) i love the photos you ahve taken. makes me want to hop on a plane and fly to Begium right away.

    Thanks for your inspirig posts Pia!

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  20. anya says

    A beautiful post – without a doubt! 🙂

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  21. Aran says

    how magical!

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  22. joanna goddard says

    these photos are so incredible, pia! thanks for sharing. xoxo joanna

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  23. stephanie says

    I am SO jealous right now. What a magical little getaway weekend!

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  24. elle moss says

    divine images!

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  25. erin says

    these are so beautiful. so glad to have found them!

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  26. caroline says

    oh these definitely magical. i’m going to belgium in july and now i can hardly wait!

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  27. vic says

    You really do have the most amazing ability of making everything beautiful! xx

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  28. nyla says

    sigh… a forest holiday. how romantic. (gorgeous photos!)

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  29. Jolie Musick says

    I love that the home blends in with its surroundings. Your photos are dreamy and lovely.

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  30. corine says

    This is fairly-tale wonderful. Or maybe it’s the photographer?

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  31. thea says

    AAAAAAAAW, why is it we always go gushy for the love stories…



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