Tour de France: La Planche des Belles Filles

In late May, we poured over maps of the stages of the Tour de France. This year, we said, we would travel to see the cyclists climb the real mountains that we’ve seen so many times on TV.

“Bugle Blog Back,” Bakker Beseeches Boosters

So, it’s been awhile. I did get your messages. I really don’t have a good excuse.
You know, let’s just try to re-start on a pleasant note. How about some flowers?

Our April

We went from this…

To this…

And then returned home to this…

Queen Beatrix visits Luxembourg!

This is a prompt post on something that happened TODAY!
One of the many parts of my job at A Big Corporation is to get government approvals, which we call apostilles. ..

Léiwe Kleeschen, gudde Kleeschen

Kind Saint Nicolas, Good Saint Nicolas,
brings us all kinds of good things… — Traditional Luxembourgish Carol
Schéi Kleeserchersdag! Happy Saint Nicholas Day! ..

Begging your patience

We beg your patience once again. It has been a busy month at the BBB&B.
Incidentally, we have a new policy regarding maximum occupancy at the BBB&B. ..

Not so prompt these days

Rest assured, friends. We will have a blog again — soon.
In the meantime, some photos, without descriptions, for your pleasure. ..

Assumption Weekend

This Monday was the Feast of Assumption and we used our time to challenge assumptions about Luxembourg…
Nope. Can’t do it.

Tour de Luxembourg: Part 2 of 2

The Tour de France is reaching its climax, so naturally the Bugle turns its attentions to the Tour of Luxembourg of early June 2011. (Plus, yesterday’s rest day gave me some extra time to catch up.) Part One took you to the opening time-trial in Luxembourg-Ville (the Prologue), and from the beginning of Stage 1 in the west of the country to the end in the south-east. ..

Tour de Luxembourg: Part 1 of 2

This time last year, just after the 2010 Tour of Luxembourg, Luxembourgish pro cyclists Frank and Andy Schleck were offered leading roles on a new Luxembourgish pro team. ..