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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: Crafty Little Buggers

Arts and Crafts

Hot Water

Today I lay in a hot bath reading my book. It was pure bliss. Even if the water was second hand and even if I had to share the latter half of it with a little boy. And do you know why it was so special? Because our boiler broke a year ago and whilst […]

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Foire aux Savoir Faire

I always look for words. Want to say something meaningful, funny or interesting. But words fail me. And I’m left with just my pictures. Which are neither meaningful or funny. These ones might, for once, be a little interesting though. They are from the Foire aux Savoir Faire, a mini-festival celebrating all things recycled, composted […]

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Last weekend was a big weekend for Amélie. On Saturday, she was dancing on stage in front of hundreds of people as part of Brussels’ annual Jazz Marathon (which, by the way, is well worth a visit if you’re ever around when it’s on). Then, on Sunday, she was in her dance school’s end of […]

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