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…

Burn’s Night Leftovers

On Saturday Night, James & I hosted our second ever Burn’s Night Supper in Brussels. Last year was such a hoot, we could not resist having another party. You can check out my post from last year here, which is full of details on our evening and the instructions for cooking haggis. Seemingly, after you host…

Brunch in Brussels No.6

I am terrribly sorry, I should have shared the details of this spot forever ago when I first discovered it. The truth is, when my food arrives, I eat it immediately and any thoughts of taking a snap evaporate. So I’ve had nothing to substantiate my post with. Peck 20 Famous for their super bowls…

Engelberg, Switzerland

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have noticed that I was recently away on a little ski mini break – three fabulous days of snow. James, some friends and I popped in the car one Friday evening and drove, literally through a snow storm, to get to our top off-piste destination, Engelberg, Switzerland. If the…

Coffee Stops, Brussels

Is there anything better than pausing for a quick coffee? Taking just a few minutes out of your day and sitting still, sipping. Alone or with others. Whether at home, at the office or in a café, for me, a coffee stop, is a real treat. Back in London, coffee for me was all about go-go-go:…

Aszú, Budapest

For our last night in Budapest we wanted to try something a little swanky and picked Aszú on the recommendation of the concierge at the Boscolo Hotel. We were welcomed by the beautiful art decor inspired interior of the restaurant and thoroughly entertained by the traditional Hungarian house band – we even bought their album. This…