Special Gifts and Great Bargains for Spring

Spring is sprung so what better way to celebrate the much awaited arrival of better weather than with a good old fashioned market?

If that’s your thing, then an upcoming brocante will be right up your street.

Carol Jenner certainly thinks so, saying, “We’ve had a Spring Market for as long as I can remember. But this time it’ll be even better than before.”

Carole is the president of the BCWCB, formally known as the British & Commonwealth Women’s Club of Brussels, even though the Club is open to women of all nationalities who speak English.

She said, “This year, our Spring Market still features brocante, but now includes unique items that are hand-made by our members, and therefore not available anywhere else.”

Visitors will be able to buy delicious home-made marmalades and jams, beautiful hand-made jewellery and Easter decorations, along with second-hand English books, plants and garden items. There will also be a light lunch bar offering quiche, sandwiches and salads that can be enjoyed on the garden terrace, if weather permits.

Profits from the Spring Market provide the Club with much needed funds to continue offering members with opportunities to meet up for a chat, a round of golf, or a full-day sightseeing trip.

“We have about 250 members,” says Carole, adding, “Many of whom joined the Club because they are looking to make new friends, explore new interests, and basically optimise their experience of living in Belgium. 

"We believe that we are meeting an important need for English-speaking women in Belgium.” 

The Club celebrated its 55th anniversary last year and provides a myriad of weekly activities ranging from bridge, tennis and pilates to jewellery, painting and language classes.

 The Spring Market is open from 10:00 until 14:00 on Saturday 30 March at the BCWCB Clubhouse on rue au Bois/Bosstraat 509 in 1150 Brussels. Entrance is free.

For more information about this event or the Club, please visit www.bcwcb.org or call 02 772 53 13 (10:00 – 15:00).

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