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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: Indigestion

Food and Cookery

The 7 year old and her 70s cake

It all started with the best of intentions. We were going to make a cake and then decorate it with our new icing nozzles. What I realise now is that we should probably have started with a smooth base and then just added a few embellishments. But we went for an all out 70s-style extravaganza instead. […]

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A Day with the Boy

One day last spring, Hanno had to go away for a few hours to sit an exam. I took the day off to look after Charlie. It was all sorts of lovely. We walked Han to the métro station and then went to have breakfast at our favorite Flamingo. Coffee and pain au chocolat. Le […]

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Roots

and fruits…Charlie loves playing with potatoes and taking big bites out of raw onions (his new favorite food is pickled onions. Stange child). This morning, he was emptying a bag of potatoes onto the bench in the kitchen, counting them, and then putting them all back in their paper bag… then starting over again, and […]

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New Toy

I have a new toy. A new camera in fact. She is very lovely and very clever. And she was so expensive she made me cry. No really. I had been saving for her for two years but it still hurts when all that money leaves your account. And the guilt of spending it all […]

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