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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?

Category Archives: The Monkeys

Posts featuring my Monkeys

With love x

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Into the dark, dark woods…

We went for a long walk in the countryside. It was a little muddy. And then it got dark. Really quickly. And we walked the last couple of kilometers feeling more than seeing our way back to the car. It was fun (with hindsight).

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Start and finish

These two pictures were taken at opposite ends of the day, early in the morning, just after we got dressed; and in the evening, as we headed home from a day at the zoo. From just woken up to ready for sleep.

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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 […]

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Home truths

This is our routine, twice a day: the fight for clean teeth. And it’s not just Charlie. Amélie will also lie, cheat, and fake her way out of cleaning her teeth. We’ve shown them pictures of rotting mouths, taken them for a stern talking to by the dentist, used bribes and threats and pretend indifference. […]

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