Day Tripping to Ghent

Shocked to discover that I have not written about visiting this wonderful city yet, especially as it’s become a regular Sunday trip for James & I when we have visitors, thanks to its proximity to Brussels – about 50 minutes by car, or 30 minutes by Train. Easy Peasy. Similar to Bruges, Ghent is a port…

Day Tripping to Bruges

With James & I living long distance again and for the foreseeable future, I find myself regularly defending our decisions and circumstances. It’s as tiring as the travelling. We’ve chosen this way of living together for the now and for our future. When I arrive in Brussels on a Friday, I know how lucky I…

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

What better way to start a weekend day with your friends or loved one than enjoying brunch, whether that’s popping down to an old favourite or cooking at home (check out my Brunch in Bruxelles Blog series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6) Last weekend, I wasn’t sure what I fancied for breakfast, but I…

Autumn in Bruxelles

It’s finally arrived, my most favourite season. Early Autumn in Brussels is perfect, there is a crisp yet sunny chill in the air and it’s just a few weeks before the anticipated rain arrives. As with every weekend, James & I take the opportunity to get outside and enjoy our City Here are some of my…

Brighton Pier Afternoon Tea

I think it’s probably very clear from this blog that I’m a “go” girl. James & I spend Saturdays & Sundays at the coast, skiing, visiting the zoo, and always eating. We love to plan our weekends in advance, it’s something to look forward too It all started when James moved to Vienna and expat life encouraged…

Dinner at The Delaunay

Can a restaurant be a lucky charm? I’m not sure but that is how I feel about The Delaunay in London It started a few years ago when I was going through a pretty rigorous interview process, The Delaunay was very close to the office and The Counter at The Delaunay became my pre-interview stop…

Lunch in Honfleur

Earlier this year, I wrote about making the most of a long car journey, clearly my parents got the memo. Recently we organised a jam-packed weekend visiting family in France, which involved a lot of driving Starting on the Friday evening, my parents & I drove to the Eurotunnel, snacked on sushi of course, and…

Climbing in Corsica

One of my favourite things to do in Corsica is to go hiking, especially when their is a natural pond or lake to swim in at the end Each year we either visit old favourites or explore somewhere new This year, my cousin took James & I to Corte to climb to Lac de Melu,…

Escaping to Corsica

This month, James and I travelled to Corsica to spend a relaxing week in the mountains with my family I’ve been visiting Corsica most years since I was a little girl as part of my family are from a local mountain village where our house is, and each August the young and the old flock back…

Let’s Fly Away

I’ve started to find my holiday rhythm in life and it’s at least every three months whether it’s a long weekend away, a staycation or a week-long trip, a break has to be had We are very fortunate in Brussels and in the UK that most companies offer employees at least 20 days’ paid annual…

Lunch in Athens

During our trip to Greece, we spent one day exploring Athens’ city centre, truly a hustle and bustle city, full of people and places, old and new Having had a relaxed morning by the pool, we arrived just in time for lunch, JC took us to three-sixty, the drinks and food were great, but the…

One Day in Spetses

This Summer James and I visit the infamous JC, who is now living in Athens, for a long weekend Leaving JC to go to work, James & I, travelled to the island of Spetses for the day  – an island we didn’t visit when sailing around the Greek Islands in Summer 2015 (blog post 1…