National Day


Happy Belgian National Day! 3

Belgium. Home of our president, home of The Pencil Case Blog, home of the chips (and moules-frites), home of SG-1’s favourite toy, home of many fantastic comic artists and comic strips [1]from Macherot, Turk, Morris, Hergé, Peyo, …, home of some crazy music and home to some of the best [2]imho notebooks in the world…

…and today is the Belgian National Day!

In a perfect world I’d now show you a picture of a Belgian pencil sharpened with a Belgian blade. Unfortunately I have to make do with no Belgian pencil, but at least some fantastic Belgian paper. For the photo I could even choose between different brands, but I picked Atoma paper. Regarding the blade, I chose a Dutch one, from Apeldoorn – the Netherlands is a neighbour of Belgium. About the pencil, I chose a German one, again it’s a neighbour of Belgium, plus the National Day “commemorates the day on which Leopold I took the constitutional oath as the first King of Belgium, on July 21st 1831” [3]see http://www.belgium.be/en/about_belgium/country/belgium_in_nutshell/symbols/national_holiday/. Leopold I of Belgium was born in Coburg, which is in Franconia – and this pencil was made in Franconia, too. Happy Belgian National Day

 

 

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