Flat Tyre

Just when you think you’ve settled in and have the City sorted, you wake up to discover a flat-tyre and suddenly wonder “what’s the Belgian equivalent of AAA?”. A quick call to a friend and luckily remember that we are covered by the Belgian AAA equivalent. All is restored. I start to overthink and remember…

B A K

As part of James’ birthday weekend, I booked a reservation at a rather special spot, BAK restaurant. James and I decided to walk to the restaurant, it was about thirty minutes from the centre and the long walk really encouraged the hunger pangs (which was surprising given the amount we had eaten). We finally arrived…

Baked Eggs

What more do you want than something yummy at the weekend – especially when you’re feeling a little jaded? Ok, maybe not too jaded as you’ll need to get out of bed, maybe even pop to the shops and there will be some prep involved. I wanted to share with you this delicious recipe that I…

Our First Day in the Dam

In need of a coffee to get us started for the day, James and I slumped down at Dante, a cool kitchen & bar located just next to our hotel – from where, we could observe the passers-by and the canal. After our coffee, we headed off to explore the city and enjoyed a tour…

De Foodhallen

Luckily for James & I his birthday coincided with the Belgian bank holiday and for us, this could only mean one thing – a weekend away – and where better than Amsterdam, especially as it is just over two hours away from Brussels by car. On the Friday evening, James picked me up from work and…

Brunch in Brussels No.5

Good Morning, For those of you in Brussels looking for inspiration on where to go for brunch, looking no further than CHYL and for those of you not in Brussels, come & visit. CHYL Café & Magasin Their motto is “Change your lifestyle & then cherish your life”. With such words at the core of this business you…

Summer lunchspiration

It’s always rush rush rush when back home. I am sure many other expats feel the same way. You try and jam-in as much as possible. When returning for a wedding over a weekend there is even less time. Therefore, it is important to maximise the time you do have. Last weekend, for us, that…

A Weekend in the Country

Whoops! For those that follow my blog, I must apologise as you may have already received a notification informing you that I had published my latest post but that was an accident – I must confess, I accidentally clicked Publish. Last weekend, James and I headed back to the U.K. to attend a friend’s wedding in…

Our Last Day: Norman Island

On our last day of sailing, we left Great Harbour, Josh Van Dyke and headed to Norman Island. Normal Island is popular with sailors for its excellent snorkeling spots, but by this point in our holiday we had done quite enough snorkeling and headed to Norman Island for a luxurious afternoon on the beach. But…

Heading to Josh Van Dyke

Bitter End gave us one last marvel before we left – a glorious morning rainbow after a night of heavy showers, which cleared the way for another beautiful day. We set sail early as we wanted to cover some distance but also to allow us enough time to snorkel and enjoy a stop-off at Monkey…

Another night at the BitterEnd

Back to our trip in the British Virgin Islands. As I was saying, we loved the gorgeous beach and location of the Bitter End Yacht Club that we stayed the following day to enjoy ourselves even more. Who wouldn’t want to stay here?  For James and I, that meant heading straight over to the beach…

Expatriation and Friendship

As you may know, I am a big fan of Instagram. You can find me at rosekirby13. Instagram for me at least, is a happy place, a friendly place, a place where I can share what I am up to, what I like, what I feel. I love using it to see what everyone else…