29/11/2009 - Averbode is well known for its centuries old Premonstratensian monastery. Research gave me the following information. The foundation of this monastery dates back to 1134. So far this borough has 78 premonstratensians wherefrom 38 reside in the monastery, the rest live and work elsewhere at home and abroad.
25/11/2009 - The absolute ‘NR 1’ of Limburg in the Middle Distance! Human life is a collection of beautiful and less beautiful to sad moments, of love and pain … although luckily the heights of the ‘peaks’, and the depths of the ‘valleys’ differ from person to person. Someone who embarked upon a road sown with roses was without doubt Pros Roosen from the Limburgs Kermt, near Hasselt.
22/12/2009 - The clean brooding dishes are drying against the inside wall. This father and son duo have serenely nestled themselves in the chairs in the pergola. The walls are plastered with pigeon photo’s and trophies, pigeons that have performed beautifully.
16/11/2009 - The provinciebaan is the connecting road to Tienen and at the top of the hill there is a house with a garden. A small garden at the front and a large garden at the back. A new rustic house next to the in-laws and a joint back garden gives a pigeon fancier the possibility of building beautiful and practical lofts.
09/11/2009 - This passes perfectly into the pigeon philosophy of the Herbots. Personally I would add “Winning together” because in Halle-Booienhoven there is a perfect team spirit where the pigeon sport is firmly professionally embedded
04/11/2009 - My former director and good friend Raf Luyckx managed to surprise everybody this year by winning the national title General Champion KBDB. In this national championship you have to prove that you have all-round pigeons.
30/09/2009 - The Willy Vanhoutte colony has already written many pages in pigeon history. In addition to provincial Ace pigeon titles he was crowned ‘General Champion’ of the province West-Flanders 4 times in 5 years (in 2000-’02-’03-’04), which delivered him the title ‘King’ of West-Flanders…
31/08/2009 - The 2009 season, which went fairly smoothly, is only just over, and the the first celebrations are upcoming. On Saturday the 26th of September the “La Colombe Joyeuse” was, as usual, the first in line.
31/08/2009 - The area around Erps-Kwerps, commonly known as the ‘chicory region’, is described in the history books as an administrative and economical centre on the ‘axis’ Keulen-Brugge-London. Today there are still 2 castles from that time.
01/08/2009 - Will we be able to write: He did it again??? – The international Perpignan and the national Tulle meant that the 2 last races which qualified for the national championships ‘grand distance’ and ‘long distance’ respectively stood on the national long distance calendar. In other words, the die is cast.
17/05/2009 - 1° National Youth champion KBDB 2007 + 20082° National Champion KBDB ‘Small middle distance’ old 2008
12° National Champion KBDB ‘Small middle distance’ youngsters 2008
The youth has the future… so they say. In our ‘aging’ pigeon sport the ‘youthful fanciers’ are really in the minority.