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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?


“Tacteur” is my nephew’s favorite word. And you can see why. They’re a lot of fun at my brother’s house. Especially when you tether one to the other and then pile all available children on top together.I’m told that, at some point, the little green tractor was tethered to the red one which, in turn, was tethered to the big green one. Each child then had a turn at getting onto the little tractor at the back and falling off as the convoy went round a corner. Fun.

14 September 2012 - 6:09 AM amanda - So like out of a fairytale!

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