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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: France 2013

First Class Husband

He is. It’s official. And he got to graduate at Versailles, in Paris. Because only royal palaces are good enough for first class husbands. I would say he scrubs up well but he pretty much always looks this good. I’m the scruff-bag in this relationship. That middle picture… He looks like a magistrate (or something) […]

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Last day of summer

Our last day in France was the day before Charlie’s birthday… The next day we would be driving… So we celebrated a little early. Guess who got to blow out his third candle? Hint: not Charlie. Ha! Oh it’s tough having older cousins… Sometimes I try to edit out the mess my children make of […]

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Billy & Adeline

My sister-in-law asked me to take these pictures. And I said ok. And then we talked about clothes and time of day and location. And then people got dressed up and I got a little worried. Then they walked to the bottom of their garden and waited for me to tell them what to do […]

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Pétanque!

Clearly, Charlie is a natural. Next up, a special family session to close Day 6 in France…

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Que c’est beau le soleil!

My father has a little house in a village close to where my brothers live… We’d never really visited before so, this time, we got the grand tour. Of the house and the village. The grand tour of the village took about 10 minutes. It’s a very small village. But very pretty. Then we went […]

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