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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?

Growing Pains

The pain is all mine – I love watching my children grow and flourish but still… you know… you can’t go back. That’s it. That was my chance. And every time I complain to Amélie that she’s growing up too quickly, that she has to slow down a bit, not be in such a hurry, this is how she answers: “but it’s not my fault mummy! I don’t control my body!”. Sigh. Don’t you think she looks so grown-up in that left-hand picture? And this was several months ago… Also: her hair. Her mad crazy hair. I love her hair. Even if it isn’t all tight curls like it used to be.

16 July 2012 - 9:05 PM amanda - Ooooh she does!!! It's like a gateway to the future!! She is stunning.

17 July 2012 - 2:46 AM Sharlene - oh how grown up does she look! she's a stunner, that amelie of yours ;) better tell hanno to get a gun! and i can't help but agree with you about the hair! riley's hair is forever hanging in her eyes, longer on side because we've never cut it, and a little bit...wild. i have countless photos of it because i love it; it's just so her! so go the mad, crazy hair!

17 July 2012 - 2:47 AM Sharlene - ps. is it even politically correct to say that nowadays - 'get a gun'? i posted it and then started wondering ;p

17 July 2012 - 7:37 AM Amélie - Love these two together !

18 July 2012 - 9:11 PM Laura - Oh her expression in the second pic is awesome. Also loved the font you used!

19 July 2012 - 10:44 AM Cass - Thank you Laura! As for the font, you can download it for free, here:

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