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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?

Walk to Work

Blog every day in May, day 17: Describe or photograph your walk to work. Or journey to work if you use transport. Is it pretty or incredibly dull? Can you find something of interest on your way?

Funnily enough, I actually did walk to work yesterday. I normally cycle but I had to leave my bike in the office on Thursday to attend a work do.

I love cycling. I love feeling the fresh air on my face. Inhaling the the seasons as they whizz by. Hearing birds or lawnmowers or even far off sirens (yes, I know that’s a little odd, but hearing far off sirens gives me a sense of space. A sense of how big the world is and how small I am by comparison. It’s somehow comforting. Like I said, I’m a little odd). When you walk though, all those sensations are magnified many times over. So even though it was drizzling yesterday, and even though I was only walking to work, it felt wonderful. And I  had my trusty iPod with me so I was able to do something I never normally get to do on a work morning: take pictures! I was a very happy bunny when I eventually arrived, full of the sweet scent and sights of spring.

(the top three pictures and the middle one on the bottom were all taken on my walk. The other two just looked nice as part of the series. I’ll be taking more like this. It’s officially a Thing. My thing. Yey! I have a thing!)

 

18 May 2013 - 11:03 PM erin - how do i crop pictures in a circleeee?

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