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Meet the Siroyts

22 08 2012 / BY Brunette Blogging

Here’s a fun fact you probably didn’t know yet about me: I have Canadian family! You can say what you will about Facebook, but it does give you the opportunity to find and connect with awesome relatives who live far, far away. In the sixties, my grandparents lived and worked in Canada for a few years. They’ve told me numerous stories about the life they had there, which was always fun to hear. Looking through the vintage pictures (how awesome is that car?) always makes me wonder how life would have turned out if they hadn’t decided to move back to Belgium. My granddad’s brother however, stayed in Canada and started a family there, so more Siroyts were born.

I got in touch with Jillian, Christian and Patrick (three siblings) a few years ago, and was very excited when Jillian announced that she was coming to Europe (Belgium included) with her boyfriend Mike. We – of course – met for drinks and dinner in Brussels, talked a lot, had too many cocktails and questioned each other about every Canadian and Belgian stereotype there is (yes, they absolutely love hockey and copious amounts of snow falls out of the sky during winter). The next day, we had lunch at my grandparents’ house which included way too much food and rekindling the stories of the past. It was honestly amazing to see and meet Jillian (and Mike, of course – such a nice guy!), I wish they didn’t live so far away. I’m sure my brother and I will try to visit them soon in Canada as soon as possible, I for one can’t wait to meet the rest of the Canadian Siroyts!


  • Jillian

    I love this!! We had such a great and meaningful time! Xo

  • Steven Siroyt

    Yesss Ik ben al op zoek naar interessante Toronto-trips ;-) misschien al rond Pasen volgend jaar. Het was idd heel tof en I was so excited to meet them ;-))

  • http://www.archistas.com Maya

    Zo leuk om een familie zo ver weg te leren kennen, moet super zijn om al die oude verhalen te horen!
    Super leuke foto’s ook, Canada is een droombestemming van mij. Hopelijk kan jij snel de rest van je familie daar bezoeken!

  • http://fashion-fools.blogspot.be Fashion Fools

    Must be so great to have family that lives in a country like Canada, and to catch up with them. Looking at old pictures always gives me the idea that life was so much (more) fun and simple back those days.

    XxX A.

  • http://www.woodandrags.com Gilles

    Das toch wel ongelooflijk cool ze!

    Ik wil ook naar Canada! Om te gaan skiën, sneeuwballen smijten of gaan kayaken in veel te koud water en vechten met grizzly beren!


  • http://rosalovesdc.tumblr.com/ RosaLovesDC

    Oh that’s kind neat! I love looking at those old photos.

  • http://stylingdutchman.blogspot.com annebeth

    oooh superleuk dat je wat meer privé blootgeeft op je blog, ik ben een STALKER :D heel leuk verhaal!

  • http://www.lastminutethrowon.com maureen

    Geweldig verhaal! Nu wachten op het vervolg in Canada!

  • http://www.ellaandlouise.com Patricia

    I love old photographs… Looking at them always makes my stomach flip with excitement. Imagining what kind of life these people had… This gives you such an excellent excuse to visit Canada ;) xx