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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?

This is Amélie

Always drawing. Totally absorbed.

Always half-way through yet another change of clothes.

Unselfconsciously beautiful. With scruffy hair.

So little. But so grown-up and strong.

Three nobly bumps down the back of her neck and strangely elegant feet.

That small, solitary freckle just below her hairline (which I can see in this picture because I know where it is, but you probably can’t).

And her unfailing ability to make me melt, to make my heart ache, to make me want to hold her and never ever let her go.

That is Amélie.

13 July 2012 - 4:51 PM amanda - Oooh that left picture is insanely gorgeous. The light is beautiful, the fact she's drawing and halfway through another wardrobe. And your words are beautiful too. xxx

13 July 2012 - 5:00 PM tara leigh - that just made me cry a little bit... i love that she stands in pseudo dancers pose...

13 July 2012 - 9:52 PM Cass - Yes! Tara: I wanted to write something about the dancer's pose but I though "I know nothing about dance. They might be nothing like dance poses and then Tara will think I'm silly!". So glad YOU wrote that. Haha! Love you x

15 July 2012 - 5:25 PM erin - oh.. that made me teary.

18 July 2012 - 6:44 AM Teresa - This journal of photos will mean so much years from now. I hope you always keep writing and taking pictures and speaking from your heart. What a gift you're giving your children.

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