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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: Belgium

The Rest of Belgium is Quite Nice Too

LTWRL – Week 20

Week 20 of the Let the Wild Rumpus Last project was my favourite so far. Because without the motivation to get a picture to post HERE, I would not have brought my big camera with me on this little trip. And oh how I would have regretted that!Do you know, I usually have to beg […]

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LTWRL – Week 4

This week I was torn… Not because I had several pictures I loved but because I didn’t think I had any that were really up to scratch. It’s tough sharing space with such talented individuals! In the end, I stopped fussing and went with this one. I love them, I love this tree. It would […]

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The way down

These two pictures were taken just minutes and meters apart: just inside Antwerp Central Station, and just inside Antwerp Zoo (which is just outside the station).

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I’ve run out of pictures

So while I wait for more to be taken, I thought I’d tell you about some other lovely blogs about or based in Brussels (when I say “other”, does that imply that mine is one of them? I guess it does. Hey. I just gave myself a promotion!). Let’s start with Belgian Waffle. I’ve been reading […]

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Brussels I love you

I wish all of my friends could come and live here. I’ve been here for nearly 11 years now and it feels like home. It’s not perfect. Far too many people drive far too frequently like complete idiots. And dog owners seem to believe those big green grassy things with slides and swings in them […]

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