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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?

Firsts

Charlie has taken a long time to pick up his pens. He’s loved creating havoc with paint for a while, but pens and pencils… Nope. Not until this morning. When he was meant to be getting ready for school of course. And he drew this (the annotations are his explanations).

16 June 2014 - 11:55 PM Angie - I love seeing kids drawings before they've been 'taught' - it's like we get to have a little peek into their brains... although I'm not quite sure what this is saying exactly... :)

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