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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: Brussels

Brussels is Really Quite Fun

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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Little green visitors

I was making tea this morning when I saw a sudden flash of green outside. I turned round and saw two parakeets flying into the tree in the garden downstairs. They sat there for long enough for me to call the children and grab my camera for a few snaps. Then they got into a […]

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LTWRL – Week 9

My Week 9 picture and some other pictures from that same day…I was trying to incorporate the criss-crossing shadows into this picture (above). It didn’t really work because the sun was too bright for Amélie to look up. But I like it enough to include it here anyway. Because (1) the shadows on her face […]

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Today, I did the opposite of what I’d normally do if I wanted to take pictures: I waited for the sun to go down. Completely down. Not golden hour down. I mean gone. Total darkness. I’m always looking for new challenges, new things to try, and I’ve been wanting to make darker, maybe more interesting, […]

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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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