Macsen made it through four fights, winning three of them – spectacularly in the case of the first fight. Although he didn’t manage to win the final fight, it was very close with only one point in it. And his performance was good enough to win second place.
This weekend has been mainly spent cutting wood. After ten years, Eve has finally agreed that a chainsaw would be useful to have (as opposed to occasionally renting one) and I have finally gotten around to taking some of the large, overhanging branches on the oak trees that surround the house.
21st July is the Belgian National Day and a national holiday. As it falls on a Tuesday this year, many businesses stayed closed on Monday which makes for a four day weekend. And, for the second year running, the holiday weekend saw Macsen heading off for a week-long camp with the local youth group.
Sunday, therefore, was spent carefully following unnecessarily winding roads, followed by a beer and barbecue fuelled send-off for the kids. And, as we returned (along a much more sensible road), the twins announced that they, too, would like to go camping.
Fortunately, we have a tent and, while Monday was a bit miserable weather-wise, Tuesday was perfect camping weather.
The tent is still up and providing a handy bug-proof shelter for outdoor eating.