Monday, 31 May 2010

The Zoete Markt (Suger Market) Kemmel May 2010 - A photo post

As promised in This Post, here are some pictures of the Zoete Markt in Kemmel.

The eco friendly park and ride taxi

Plenty of treats around

Including these strawberries freshly dipped in white chocolate

Treats from all over

there where lots of stands selling the specialties from towns around Belgium

Only in Belgium

Beer tarts!

And a souvenir

I bought home a bottle of the local Mede (Mead in English, honey wine), delicious. Everything else that I purchased, I ate at the Market.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Zoete Markt (Suger Market) Kemmel May 2010

Apologies for absence

I do apologize for my extended absence from this blog and hope to re boot it and bring it back to life from now on but how frequently, I cannot say.

The Kemmel Zoete Markt (Sweet Market)

Every Pinkstermaandag (Whit Monday) every year, the small village of Kemmel holds it's Zoete Markt. Where traders and makers of Sweets (Candy), cakes, tarts and just about anything else that would make your dentist cringe, gather from all over Belgium to show off and sell their local speciality. This year I managed to get to this market. The weather was gorgeous and it was a pleasant surprise to find that the event was being held in the parkland around the local Chateau this year as there are extensive road works going on in the village squire, where it is normally held. The following clip is of some of the displays at the event and starts off by showing the rather nice (not to mention free) park and ride system that was in operation. Hopefully I will be able to post a few photos of the event in a couple of days.

The clip of the Zoete Markt