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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: America 2012

Our drive through America – April 2012

America 2012 – Part 10 (Home)

2600 miles. 990 pictures. 15 days. 10 hotels. 7 states. 4 friends. 3 airports. 2 national parks. 1 amazing holiday – and a lot of laundry.

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America 2012 – Part 9 (Chez Matt & Tara and Seattle)

The last leg of our journey took us to Portland and Seattle. In Portland, we stayed with Matt and Tara. After two weeks of jumping from hotel to hotel, being in a home felt like such a luxury. And Matt and Tara have a lovely home. All light, and comfy and warm. And clean and […]

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America 2012 – Part 8 (Twin Falls & Pendleton)

I wanted to do all the photos from just after leaving Zion to right up until Seattle in one go. But there are still too many for one post. So you get our drive away from Zion (sniff!)… … to Twin Falls (and hotel no. 8).(I couldn’t decide how to edit these to make them more […]

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America 2012 – Part 7 (Zion)

I think it’s during this part of our journey (the drive from the Grand Canyon to Zion) that I got camera-eye: a condition caused by spending far too much time with your right eye up against a view-finder, and characterized by a dull, persistent pain behind the eyeball and a stubborn headache. In short, it […]

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America 2012 – Part 6 (the Grand Canyon)

Driving through a forest… Driving through a forest… Sign for the Grand Canyon… No way! We’re in a forest… Driving through a forest… Sign for the Grand Canyon Visitor Center??! But we’re in the middle of a forest!… Park the car… in a forest! Follow sign to “Grand Canyon Rim Trail”… Through a forest… Forest… […]

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