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STORM EUNICE HITS THIS BLOG – AND SATURDAY’S SORE SEAT

Storm Eunice

The little Burg, where I live, was hit pretty hard by Storm Eunice, on Friday 18th of February and a lot of damage has occurred. As a consequence of this, I will be working this weekend. The weekend is when I find the time to gather weapons and ammo find material for the three main posts that I do for this blog every week. This will not be possible this week. So please excuse me if the posts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday are a bit more “Bare Bones” than usual. And now back to the regular Sore Seat.

She Had Earned Her Collar

Above image found at

CONTEMPORARY LIFE

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND SITUATION REPORT BELGIUM

That’s Right Honey, Now Lift Your Hand Up High And Bring It Down Real Hard

Update Belgium

Bad numbers for Belgium

After a marked improvement, in the rate of COVID-19 infections and then a stabilization over several weeks, the infection rate in Belgium has taken a steep rise, over the last week or so. You can see the figures in the following link

RISE IN INFECTION RATES IN BELGIUM

Vaccination effect

Some fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized with Coronavirus, but far fewer than those who are unvaccinated. Click on the link for more details

STILL BETTER OFF VACCINATED

Emergency meeting and masks

There is an emergency meeting for the national government council scheduled for Monday, 25th of October, to discuss more restrictions. It looks likely that the use of face masks, indoors, will be reintroduced in Flanders. Link below for more details

EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING

Booster jabs

The provincial government of Flanders wants booster jabs to be made available for all, but this is a decision that has to be made at federal level. Link below

PUSH FOR BOOSTER JABS

Stay safe

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND FLANDERS UNMASKED

Turn That Frown Upside Down

Time To Show Your Face

As of Friday, October the first, facemasks are no longer required in many places, such as shops and restaurants in Flanders. They are still required in some circumstances, including, on public transport or when visiting a close contact professional, like a hairdresser. This rule change does not apply for the whole of Belgium. Wallonia and Brussels region are keeping the face mask rules as they are, for the moment. You can read more about this in the link below

NEW FACE MASK RULES FOR FLANDERS

Flemish Vaccination Centres To Remain Open

The decision to close all the vaccination centres in Flanders, on October 15th, has been reversed. Many vaccination centres will remain open until the end of 2021. This is because it has been decided to give the over 65s a third booster shot and the vaccination centres will be used for this, For more information follow the link below

VACCINATION CENTRES FLANDERS

For the latest figures on Coronavirus in Belgium, follow the link below

CORONAVIRUS BELGIUM

It feels good to show your face again 🙂

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND LAST CHANCE FOR VACCINATION IN FLANDERS

This Was Not The Horse Riding Lesson That She Expected

Get Your First Coronavirus Shot By The 10th Of September

The COVID-19 vaccination centres, in Flanders, are closing on the 15th of October. Therefore, if you are living in Flemish Belgium, you must book in for your first vaccination shot before the 10th of September, if you wish to use one of these centres. You can read more about this in the following link

FLEMISH VACCINATION CENTRES ARE CLOSING

I have no idea what the procedure would be for getting vaccinated after this date, but having been vaccinated in my local centre, I can attest to it being a simple and easy procedure. I would recommend using your local vaccination centre in Flanders, whilst the option is still available

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AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING

At The Eleventh Hour On The Eleventh Day Of The Eleventh Month

In 1918 silence fell across the Battlefields of the Great War or First World War. At Eleven ‘O’ clock please join the two minute silence to remember those, who in times of peace and conflict, gave and still give their service for our protection and safety. Both for those who returned and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

This is especially important this year as many of us will have and are still seeing military personnel deployed in a battle on the home front.

THE BELGIAN ARMY IN LIEGE 2020

The Last Post At The Menin Gate, Ieper 2020

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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BELGIAN BUTT GOES GLOBAL – AND SOME ARTWORK I LIKE

Did You See This On Google Street View?

A Belgian guy “Jens Vrolijks” saw the Google Street View camera car whilst he was located at Bergstraat 1 in the municipality Meeuwen-Gruitrode in the Limburg province and decided to give it something fun to photograph. When interviewed about it he said “It is the best prank I have pulled this year”. The image appeared, like this on Google Street View for about a month but unfortunately has had the fun part blurred over now (shame). If you want to find out more about this prankster, try this link

BEST PRANK THIS YEAR

Some Nice Drawings That I Found

I was tootling around a search when I stumbled across a web page from what appears to be a defunct website. The rest of the site seems to have disappeared into the internet ether and the page seemed to be an isolated remnant. I hope that the artist has found a new home for the work but if this is not the case, it would be a shame for the images to be lost to all and so I thought that I would post a few on this blog. The above image is the only F/m example, the rest seem to be all M/m which is not normally my thing but I liked these.

There are a few more. If you like you can check them out through

THIS LINK

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