Really, the timing was somewhat off sis :) I only hope you stick around more, or at least make more regular appearances; we may be trying to act cool, but our withdrawal symptoms are horrendous! Brussels is a beautiful city, bad rap notwithstanding. Incredibly, it was sunny -- a pleasant change after 17 consecutive days of Athens rain. Though mainly on business, I did play some fun hookey. Visited a gallery you would have loved: a Belgian artist who paints dog (mostly terrier) faces on original 19th century portraits of members of the nobility. It was a howl :) P.S. I may be king, but you rool!!!