I spent the past weekend in Luxembourg and treated myself pretty well, to say the least.
I had real coffees, oh, that was marvellous! I've realised, having spent just over two weeks in Nancy, that I'm not a big fan of espressos. I mean, they're grand, they taste good and all, but I like to savour my coffee, drink it slowly. Espressos just don't do it for me. So imagine my delight when I ordered coffees in Luxembourg and they came out as they should - a big cup, with enough proper strong coffee in it for me to take my time. Oh, yummy!
I also treated myself to some crochet and embroidery paraphernalia. I had tried crochet before, about a million times... But all those different stitches and the damned foundation chain always, ALWAYS, turned me off. I've started crocheting again and decided that this time, I would just dive right into a project, and learn the stitches as I went. Good idea that. I'll show you guys the small things I've made once I can get up that little bit early in the morning for some good light to take good photos.
Anyway, I found a yarn shop in Nancy that sells only that, yarn; no needles, hooks, etc. I bought some lovely, soft merino wool yarn, but still needed a tapestry needle and more crochet hooks. I passed, simply by accident, the most perfect shop in Luxembourg, one that sells yarn, needles, embroidery stuff, everything!! So I stocked up, tapestry needles, chochet hook, embroidery thread, etc. Oh, the fun I will have!
I went a bit crazy with the camera over the weekend, taking just under 300 photos... And that's after I weeded out the bad ones! There's a lot to see in Luxembourg! I didn't visit any museums or spend any money on entrance fees to tourist spots. I simply walked around all weekend. If you're familiar with Lux, you'll know that it's an intricate city, full of valleys and fortifications and winding roads. I went up, down, over, under... So much walking!
I also went on the AquaTunnel walk, which was an educational (for kids) walk through an underground tunnel that passed through (or under) the city.
Because I took quite a few photos, I think it's best to split this post into two... You'll find the other half of the pictures here.