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On Being Boring

I moved from London to Brussels with my husband nearly 10 years ago. When I told people we were moving, the news was greeted with bemusement: why did we want to move to a city that was possibly the most boring place on earth? Ten years later and I can honestly say that I've had more fun here than I ever did living in London. It might not be the most exciting city in the world but it is a fantastic place to live. It is full of hidden treasures that you probably never get to see as a tourist: wonderful shops, amazing food, great museums and galleries, beautiful architecture, a forest (yes, a whole forest), and so much more... And if that doesn't convince you, well, get on a train and you could be in Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne or, yes, London in no more than a couple of hours... Which other city can you say that about?

Berlin – day 2

The morning was cold but happy and silly…20151101-GY7C2708You know those amazing pictures of people frozen in mid-air as they jump for the camera? Yeah, that’s what we were trying here. We failed. Hilariously.20151101-GY7C2710Someone is a teenager. But she was taking pictures which makes it a bit better. I have however chided her for being a zombie: people who walk around with their faces in their phones drive me nuts.20151101-GY7C2717storyboard-190Old men move like this…20151101-GY7C2722Young men move like this…20151101-GY7C2724storyboard-191 20151101-GY7C2803 storyboard-188 storyboard-189So, one of the things I loved about Berlin is how wide its streets are and how spacious it feels. And that, of course, means that there’s a lot of light, that you get to see the sun rise and set and enjoy the colours it creates. You are not always in the shade, which is a big deal at this time of year when day time is so scare.storyboard-186 20151101-GY7C2844 storyboard-187Now that’s what I cann a jump!20151101-GY7C2852

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