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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?

When the world gives you photos, you just have to take them.

And this wasn’t even across town. This was on my doorstep. Was – because these pictures are from March. I am up. to. speed. on my editing, people. Yup. No, not really. Meanwhile, here is a picture of my son holding a rock. It’s part of his hooligan training – a key step in the education of all proper English boys (also, if the mere mention of hooligans doesn’t make you laugh, it’s because you haven’t listened to Bill Hicks doing his hooligan routine yet. Go listen now. It’s right here. Warning though: NSFW)

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