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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 2014


April 2014

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Somewhere over the rainbow

If I remember correctly, we were coming out of Chipotles when we first spotted it: a brilliant rainbow over Seattle.We cursed ourselves. Our plan for that evening was to go up to the top of the Space Needle. If only we’d set off earlier, we might have been there when the rainbow happened. As it […]

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Tummies and Curls

Seattle Public Library – April ’14

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Not the Wildwood

Portland Arboretum – April ’14

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Mr B.

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