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…

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…

Zoute-Knokke, Belgium

You may recall I’ve raved about day trips to the Belgian seaside before (De Haan, More Beach Time), the great thing is that our exploration of the northern coast is never ending and we’ve found another Belgian gem, Zoute-Knokke Similar to De Haan, Zoute is a rather quaint seaside town, situated just a few roads back…

Spring Sunday in Flagey

With each season, we explore our city, finding new places and hidden gems One gem has stayed a firm favourite, our local market in Flagey that’s open each Saturday and Sunday – I may have even raved about it before Like most of Brussels at first, it looks a little gritty, but then you see the beauty,…

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…