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... pay our respects to Great Grand Uncle Albert Dickson. There is a new museum and visitors centre there now, which is very elegant, respectful and fitting for the solemnity of the place.
We ended a very special anniversary day with a fantastic dinner at a local eatery, complete with beer, beer, food and hoppajenever (which is like a local grappa made with hops......fiery to say the least).
We were a little sad to leave Poperinge, but we have no doubt that we will be back ...
Basic hotel, but clean and a comfy bed. Tea making facilities are BAB though, just had a very dubious 'tea' from the vending machine that was comprised of hot lemon and congealed milk. Time for a well earned sleep, thank god we got on the earlier ...
... hostel is fantastic, and old building thats falling to bits but they are repairing it all bit by bit. I'm staying in the renovated section along with most of the other guests. We were all amazed by a child prodigy late last night. He is 16 and moved to New York from Brazil when he was 4 and has blown us away with his pianist skills. Fantastic guy to meet and loving every bit of Bruges..well apart from the mass of ...
... on me.
Poperinge is 13 kms from Ieper and was always behind the lines, safe from shell fire. It was used as a respite centre where troops could be rested, washed, fed and entertained before being sent back to the trenches to do it all again. 250,000 soldiers were billeted in the area. Talbot House was transformed into "Every Man's Club", where all soldiers were welcome, ...
... to Italy, but I’m still welcome to join... I say why not!
Another day Daisy and I got the train to Brussels and visited the grand place, Menneka pis and the grand place and historic building we also went on a mission to find the less visited, caged, Janneke pis, squatting down a smelly alley way. We also visited the attonium and finished the day with Belgium waffles!
That night I cooked lasagne for Daisy’s family as a farewell and thankyou, I ...