The Lygon Arms, Broadway, The Cotswolds

After Christmas, James and I escaped family madness with a little trip for two. Without needing to ask each other, we knew any hotel for us needed a good spa – James & I are partial to a spa trip. On the advice of friends, we researched spa hotels in the Cotswolds, somewhere neither of us…

Terry 2.0

In my opinion, Christmas truly is the most magical time of year. I love every little damn thing about Christmas, every mince pie, every brussels sprout, every decoration, every tradition and every carol, I even love the slight haze of exhaustion slash enthusiasm I find myself balancing throughout December. Most importantly of course, I enjoy spending…

Our First Turkey

As a couple, we decided the time was right to tackle cooking a Turkey with all the trimmings for our friends – after all we’ve built an Ikea bed together without argument – how tough can a Turkey roast dinner be. Last weekend in Brussels, we hosted, what’s becoming an annual Christmas party for our expat…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Summer in the City

Most weekend mornings in Brussels I wake up, turn to James and ask ‘what shall we have for breakfast’, and more often than not I normally mean, where shall we go for breakfast. I then follow to suitably suggest my favourite places, and usually after a guilt-free lie-in, there’s only one place on my mind Holy Bagels, a…

Pairi Daiza, Belgium

It surprises people to learn that James & I have an annual pass to Pairi Daiza, Belgium’s zoo, but if you know us well, you’ll know it’s one of our favourite ways to spend a day This is not our first time being annual pass holders, we also had annual passes to the Vienna Zoo too…