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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?

Boo.

This, right here: it’s a bloody work of art and here’s why:

1) I had to get up early to do it in time for school and I do not like getting up earlier than we already have to so I didn’t actually get up early enough and had to do it in a rush; and

2) this child does not know the meaning of stillness goddamit! If Botticelli had had to paint his Venus on a constantly wriggling surface, I guarantee it would have looked a lot less accomplished and we’d all be saying “botti-whatnow?”.

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