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…

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 –…