- By Valerie Poore

Walloon Ways: Three years as a weekend Belgian

  • Title: Walloon Ways: Three years as a weekend Belgian
  • Author: Valerie Poore
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Walloon Ways Three years as a weekend Belgian In Val Poore bought her dream a barge with a garden in Brussels With her partner Koos she embarked on a life of weekend residency in Belgium For three years they explored the lovely Walloon c

    In 2003, Val Poore bought her dream a barge with a garden in Brussels With her partner, Koos, she embarked on a life of weekend residency in Belgium For three years, they explored the lovely Walloon countryside as well as the Belgian river and canal network while they made their floating home habitable This collection of recollections, anecdotes and observations focuseIn 2003, Val Poore bought her dream a barge with a garden in Brussels With her partner, Koos, she embarked on a life of weekend residency in Belgium For three years, they explored the lovely Walloon countryside as well as the Belgian river and canal network while they made their floating home habitable This collection of recollections, anecdotes and observations focuses mostly on Wallonia its waterways, towns and rural areas, not to mention their encounters with the charming French speaking Walloons However, it also includes the areas around Brussels and a few not to be forgotten forays into Flanders If you don t know Belgium, this could be the starter that gives you a taste for

    1 thought on “Walloon Ways: Three years as a weekend Belgian

    1. Walloon Ways is an enchanting memoir. In it Valerie Poore describes her weekend trips to the Walloon area of Belgium. If you ever thought that Belgium was boring then think again. If you ever thought that life on a barge is idyllic then think again. It certainly can be but it also involves a great deal of hard work. She and her partner Koos spend weekends in her barge Volharding exploring this unspoilt area of the country. The descriptions are so vivid that you will travel with her and see the s [...]

    2. Walloon Ways is a lovely read - the Author writes so as to 'bring you along' on her journey. You don't have to know about barges and Belgium to enjoy this Memoir. It's an easy read and manages nicely to 'take you away from it all'. Some nice photos included and lots of useful and interesting info about the surrounding area. You also get to know more about the author and her partner Koos - not forgetting Sindy the dog - their trips around Belgium the people they meet - the descriptions are just l [...]

    3. As one who has owned a boat, I found this book very interesting. Valerie Poore writes a very descriptive story. The book takes place along the waterways in Belgium as she and her boyfriend lived on their boats mainly on week-ends. I enjoyed this book very much and would recommendit to anyone who loves boats and boating.

    4. This is Valerie's third book of memoirs documenting her life on a barge. This one tells the story of her life as a weekender barging in Belgium where once again Val falls in love with a barge (The Volharding) that needs work done to it. Given the terrible news about Belgium I think it's good to focus on this book and the beauty of the country and it's people.I'm wondering why I love Valerie Poore's books so much. I have never set foot on a barge and I have never heard of Wallonia. I think I've j [...]

    5. 4.5 starsThere's something about Val Poore's books that's always a bit magical, and this is no exception. For three years in the last decade, she and her chap, Koos (and le chien terrible, Sindy), spent their weekends in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium, on their barge Volharding, and this book tells me more about that country than anything else I've read; yes, it's more than 'just a place you stop and buy refreshments on the way to France'!I loved the descriptions of some of the pl [...]

    6. I felt like I was with them on this journeyI've never been to Belgium, but I feel like I have after reading this wonderful memoir. I hated to see the journey end.

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