Wolu Mini Golf, Brussels

Living abroad has made James and I much more adventurous. Don’t get me wrong, we have our days of lounging on the sofa and binging on Netflix, but we love to go to new places, do new things and have fun – wherever we are. With that in mind, we are always looking for recommendations –…

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…

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…

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:…

Greek Feat

It’s hard to believe I am telling you about this place, Brussels best kept secret, you can’t even find it on the internet – google won’t help you – that is until now. Found at Onderrichtsstraat 5/Rue de l’Enseignement 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium: Santorini Pita Grill: Greek ‘N’ Quick Delicious and extremely affordable Greek food…

Kip Kot

After around 8 months of waiting, a letter finally arrived from my Commune inviting me to attend its office following my several visits in January this year. Hoorah – I thought – my ID must be ready. On Wednesdays, the Commune is open from 2pm to 4pm however, as I recalled from back in January if…

Antwerp-ing

Another glorious day. Could we be any luckier. My friend Heather and I took an afternoon trip to Antwerp for a little lunch and shopping. Mussels are apparently in season. I couldn’t resist. I promise I shared. Stewart came too, of course. He was less keen on the rose and more interested at the dog at…

More Beach Time

It feels like summer isn’t ending in Brussels. Even the days that look a little cloudy when you wake are soon glistening. My mum came to visit last week and to show off the glorious sunshine, we took a day trip to the beach – De Haan again – just an hour and a half…