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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?

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This Christmas, I’ll be surprising Amélie by taking her to see Matilda the Musical in London. Matilda (the book) is one of my most favourite ever reads, so this musical has a lot to live up to. And just to add to the pressure, it will also be the first time I’ve ever been to a […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Tomorrow, Amélie turns seven. SEVEN. It’s craziness I tell you, craziness! It’s odd though, isn’t it, how it seems impossible that she could be that old but, at the same time, life before Amélie seems like… forever ago. Life before Amélie. Even just saying it seems strange. There was a life without her? Really? What […]

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