Sabine Gesquiere told how she was spending a couple of days at Nieuwpoort at the seaside with friends. On Boxing Day she visited a pub to watch a soccer match: "My handbag was under the table, but suddenly it was gone. I had lost my camera, my mobile, my wallet and much more."
On Tuesday the postie made an unexpected appearance: "He delivered an envelope. It didn't have a stamp, only a sticker from the health insurance and nearly everything that was missing had been returned: the content of my wallet, my ID, debit cards, photos and newspaper clippings; I had them all back."
"I don't think I will ever see the rest again, but I hope the thief reads this and returns the camera memory card. It contains photos of my last trip and snaps of the kids at Christmas."