Time for a celebration 

You may have seen slipped into my last post, that I had job interviews here in Brussels. I did. I kept them a little bit secret. Why? Fear of failure. In 2015, I faced a lot of rejection and it was hard. It was really hard when I got so close to success and missed-out….

Hometime 

I have not posted in a little while as my pace of life has picked up. The weekend after my friend’s visited, James and I went back to London for a long weekend. It was strange to go home. I was last in London before Christmas. When we first arrived off the Eurostar, it felt…

The Atomium: a must see, is it?

The Atomium – part of Brussels’ landscape – a fantastic piece of engineering or an eyesore? The Atomium was built for the World Fair held in Brussels in 1958 known as Expo 58. The fair was organised post-war to promote the world’s technological and scientific advances, to look towards a better future and to encourage…

One Saturday in Brussels

Last weekend, two of my best friends, Liv & Kate visited Brussels. They came to spend some time with me, visit my new home and explore the city. This meant, three best friends – overly excited and full of endorphins – running around. Poor James. What a man, what a man, what a mighty-mighty man….

The Quest

I am on a mission to find – what I hope to be – the best moules-frites in Belgium. To start with, I am focusing on finding the best in Brussels. Considering the meal “moules-frites” originates from Belgium, I think I have a good chance. I know moules/mussels are enjoyed elsewhere in the World but I am pretty sure…

Happy New Year Monkeys

Today, it is Chinese New Year, 2016. The year of the monkey. Are you a monkey? Those born in 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016 are all born in the year of the Monkey according to Chinese astrology. Happy New Year Monkeys! At Grand Place this weekend, hundreds met to celebrate and of course, I…

Home Sweet Home

  I thought I would share with you some snaps from our new home here in Brussels. Decorating our home has been an adventure but also a lot of fun. How do you make a house a home? Fill it with stuff you love. So here is some of the stuff I love. *Put your cursor…

Give a little

It is simple, volunteering is rewarding. This week, I started volunteering with a fantastic organisation in Brussels. Volunteering again has reminded me of all the amazing volunteer opportunities I have had. In general, I have volunteered with charities that offer free legal advice and support to those in need. I have worked with children, young…

Territory Marked

Brussels is a city of its inhabitants and boy, do they mark their territory. A secret pathway leading out of the city. Rose Valley. Home. Any clear wall is a blank canvas… … whatever the size. It is TinTin who is the most popular boy in town. You can find him dashing about all over the…

That Sunday Feeling

How was your Sunday? Did you start it feeling a bit jaded? Or did you wake up fresh as a daisy? Yeh, I woke up a little groggy yesterday morning too after going on a bit of a bar crawl after dinner with friends on Saturday night. The expedition’s purpose was to locate a good local place…