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…

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…

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the UK is this Sunday. Yes, that’s this Sunday for those have forgotten. In Belgium, this year Mother’s Day is on 14 May and the same in the U.S., so no stress for those overseas, you’ve got plenty of time. Isn’t it strange that there are different days for Mothering Sunday. Apparently, the…

Adjusting to LDR

A few weeks ago, I did not even know “LDR” was shorthand for Long Distance Relationship. A little follow of the hashtag and I realised there is a huge online community of people sharing their experiences of their LDR through social media. Coming across this community made me realise that we are not alone, there…

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…

Part of my journey

Elizabeth Gilbert writes in her infamous novel Eat, Pray, Love “to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice“, it’s true. I have had the wonderful opportunity in life to travel at home & overseas and I feel truly blessed to write this now sitting in my jungle villa in Ubud – I’ll be moving again…

Five Musts For A Brit Before Moving Abroad

It depends a little on the “why and how” you are moving abroad but there are some key things that I suggest you may need to do – mainly because I finally got around to them about a month after moving. Although you may be very fortunate and have someone who will take care of…

Throwback To The Move

Facebook memories are a wonderful thing. I love looking back at what I was posting or tagged in from years gone by. Recently, a photo appeared of the day I helped James pack-up and move to Vienna. That was three years ago. We are fast approaching James’ 1-year Brussels anniversary (next Tuesday). I remember the…