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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: Portraits

Pictures of Faces

LTWRL – Week 10

I’ve been away and so missed posting my LTWRL update last week. Week 11 will be up on the blog tomorrow so now is my last chance to share some more of Week 10 with you…We were headed out for a bit of roller-blading but needed to drop something off in our basement first. There […]

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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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LTWRL – Week 8

This is Amélie. I try increasingly hard not to tell her what to wear or what not to wear because what do I know? I want her to explore and discover her own style for herself. That sometimes results in some pretty eye-watering colour/pattern combinations but better that than growing up unable to wear anything […]

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Blowing in the Wind

These three pictures were taken seconds apart. Bottom right first, then top, then bottom left. And then that was that, she was done. The scarf she’d been wearing all afternoon suddenly had to be taken off so she could let her hair blow in the wind. Which of course died right down as soon as […]

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The Cut

Before and after… What we learned: longer hair hides a multitude of bruises and scares. This boy’s forehead is quite the battle zone. And now he’s adding a tooth to his battle scars… It was a couple of weeks ago. He was lying on the ground, playing, but somehow still managed to slip and smash […]

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