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,…

Hotel Schweizerhof Sport und Beautyhotel, Kitzbühel Austria

It was the perfect end of season escape, a resort and hotel we already knew and an unbeliveable last minute deal – how could we resist In truth, Kitzbuhel is not the most affordable of resorts, but we knew what we were getting for our money, quality on and off piste No matter where you…

Ski Trip Beauty Essentials

I cannot wait to tell you about our recent Ski trip to Austria – the last of the Season – as James & I had the most relaxing time together in the mountains. Packing to go skiing however, is not a simple task – there is just so much that you need to take with you and for…

Hausen an der Wurm & Weil der Stadt, Germany

As a child, I  loved going on holiday, but I hated the hideously long car journeys many of them started and ended with. I dreaded (and detested) sitting in the back of the car for hours and hours (‘an eternity’ in the words of a five year old me). I would spend the entire duration of…

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 –…

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…

Beauty Update – Moisturiser

My Mother has always worked in the beauty industry, which has meant endless supplies of beauty products and being forced to start a strict cleansing and moisturising routine in my early teens – I know I can’t complain. Through watching and listening to my mum, I have learnt lots of little beauty tips and tricks, which…

Semmering, Austria

Lately, I’ve had lots of requests for my top Vienna tips. Reading through my recommendations, I am reminded of some of the wonderfully happy times James & I shared in Austria while he was living there. As I say to anyone visiting Vienna this time of year, you could always go skiing for the day. Honestly, it’s so easy….

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…