Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the UK is this Sunday. Yes, that’s this Sunday for those have forgotten. In Belgium, this year Mother’s Day is on 14 May and the same in the U.S., so no stress for those overseas, you’ve got plenty of time. Isn’t it strange that there are different days for Mothering Sunday. Apparently, the…

Beauty Update – Moisturiser

My Mother has always worked in the beauty industry, which has meant endless supplies of beauty products and being forced to start a strict cleansing and moisturising routine in my early teens – I know I can’t complain. Through watching and listening to my mum, I have learnt lots of little beauty tips and tricks, which…

Semmering, Austria

Lately, I’ve had lots of requests for my top Vienna tips. Reading through my recommendations, I am reminded of some of the wonderfully happy times James & I shared in Austria while he was living there. As I say to anyone visiting Vienna this time of year, you could always go skiing for the day. Honestly, it’s so easy….

Adjusting to LDR

A few weeks ago, I did not even know “LDR” was shorthand for Long Distance Relationship. A little follow of the hashtag and I realised there is a huge online community of people sharing their experiences of their LDR through social media. Coming across this community made me realise that we are not alone, there…

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was delighted – and extremely grateful – to receive a Sunshine Blogger Award from thehappiestpixel last week – you must check out her lovely blog. Similar to the Liebster Award, which I received back in December, the Sunshine Blogger Award is awarded blogger to blogger. I love the sense of community and encouragement connected with blogger awards….

Rugbyman No.Two, Brussels

It’s all about mussels in Brussels. In February last year, full of excitement, I first blogged about moules frites. Truly, mussels are one of my favourite dishes, so the prospect of a year of eating the “best” mussels was exciting. Whenever we have friends visiting Brussels, I actively encourage that we go for mussels. The big…

Italians in Ixelles, Brussels

I once read that there are more Italians in Brussels than French or Dutch natives. Throughout the past year, I have regularly quoted that. Most disagree but we all agree there are certainly a lots of Italians in Brussels. In Ixelles, this is evident in the sheer number of Italian restaurants there are. My understanding…

Place Brugmann, Brussels

At the weekend, James & took a stroll around Place Brugmann in Brussels. During the summer, I cycled through the square at Place Bruggman to find the bars and restaurants spilling out onto the streets. The atmosphere was electric. As well as being the perfect place for an after work drink during the summer, the…

Valentine’s Day

Boo hoo to all the Valentine’s Day haters, I love Valentine’s Day whether I am single or not. It’s a great day to tell everyone that you love them and that you are grateful for them being in your life. I understand those who say, why do I need a day to tell the person…

Quality Time Together

As you know, our life together is back to being… …half the time. The best time, is Friday, when we are reunited. This weekend, James came to London and lucky for me, he lost his mobile en route, which meant he was stranded and stuck with just me for the whole weekend *cue cackle*. In…

Year of the Rooster

Last weekend, when casually strolling around Brussels, James & I stumbled across several celebrations for the Chinese New Year. It was a beautiful January day, clear blue skies and a crisp chill in the air. People lined Grand Place and the surrounding streets to watch the celebrations in all their glory. This year, in particular,…

Hey February

Can you believe it is already February? January went so fast for me; I think it was the endless travelling. London > Budapest > Szentes, Hungary > Brussels > Engelberg, Switzerland > Brussels > London. Very busy 31 days. Now it’s time for February and a bit of a life change. I’ve moved back to London, my…