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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: Amélie


Is it odd to be nostalgic about something that only happened a few months ago? Oh well.

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My beautiful soul. With prickles all over. And a storm raging within. I love you so much. We’ll figure this out. ♥

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Charlie and Amélie sitting on the steps of the town hall in Uccle, where both their births were registered (and where someone had recently celebrated a wedding). I’d not been back to the area in nearly 9 years (Hanno registered Charlie on his own) but we’re thinking of moving and this quieter part of town […]

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These pictures are from March. It seems like an age ago though. Like history. 

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Look: no wipes!

I took this picture for the weekly Let The Wild Rumpus Last blog posting. Well, I didn’t actually take this picture. The picture I took featured hair spaghetti and stained tops and bolognese besmirched faces and door joins… But I made it all clean for posting and it turned out looking like this. Thing is, […]

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