Le Chateau – Day 3: Brugge

31 Jul 13

31st July 2013

From Grace & Megan, 1st Hopwas Guides

Brugge (Grace’s Birthday Blog!)

Bruges - Outside the ChocoStory


Chairs tucked in, glasses full of water and dinner waiting to get under way… much deserved after a long but utterly fantastic day out with Guides at Brugge, Belgium. The day started with an early morning breakfast, which resulted in us having our bellies full to the brim with food, but I suppose that was a good thing, seeing as we did so much walking, our legs nearly dropped off! The first journey we made was by coach for 2 hours (!) to Brugge. We then walked to find the canal cruise, however we were an hour early so we got some extra free time. This meant we could look round shops picking up “tacky magnets” till our hearts content! However there were some really lovely shops, but they tended to have some very wallet munching price tags on their products! When we got on the boat, we were not sure what to expect but it more than lived up to ALL the girls expectations. We found out numerous facts about the Brugge canal, such as: the canal is fresh water and is 3m deep and 49 bridges, 17 churches and 420 bars! After our canal cruise, we had some more free time… so guess what came next, more shopping; not long after we sat down to have our lunch. After we had refueled, we set off the to Choco-Story (a chocolate museum) and as soon as we arrived, we set off on a historical adventure to find out about the history of chocolate and how it is made. Did you know? Chocolate dates back to 2000 B.C! More »

Le Chateau – Day 2: St Omer & Boulogne Sur La Mer

30 Jul 13

St Omer Town Trail

Le Chateau – Day 2: St Omer & Boulogne
Tuesday 30th July 2013
By Emily, Kenyah, Grace & Emma – 255th Birmingham & 5th Codsall Guides

St Omer Town Trail
After a yummy breakfast, we all set of on our way to St. Omer. Whilst there, we went on a town trail which gave us an insight on the culture in St. Omar, after the trail nearly all the guides got an ice cream. The town trail was set out on a question sheet.  It started out as a sunny day but no longer than an hour later it was pouring with rain and we had to pull out our waterproofs and umbrellas whilst running to the coach. More »

Le Chateau – A French Adventure – Day 1

29 Jul 13

On the Ferry

Bonjour and hello from Le Chateau! To start with, our journey to Le Chateau d’Ebblinghem began with a coach journey which was very calm and hassle free. The coach driver was very helpful and gave us relevant and important information in a humorous way and he made sure that we had a safe journey to the ferry and the chateau. More »