Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

May Day = Labour Day = No work day! With a random day off work and surprisingly no rain forecast, I used my Go Pass 10 to take a trip to Ghent, which is only around 40 minutes from Brussels by train. Once you reach the city centre - it is as quaint and as [...]

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Literary Quotes for Sant Jordi

Today is St George's Day. Which is the national day of England, however we don't celebrate it much because those who do often do so with xenophobic intentions. Not to say it can't be celebrated nicely, but we don't have any lasting cultural traditions related to this day. However, it is also celebrated as the Valentine's Day [...]

Bruges

About 5 years ago, when I was an undergrad who spent her days burying her head in books (ahh literature degrees), I developed a love of modernist writing, and T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster forever. Less keen on Virginia Woolf though. For one class I read two short stories by New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield [...]

Berlinaroids

I'm still, at times, thinking back nostalgically to Berlin. Perhaps mainly because the coffees here in Brussels are tiny compared to milchkaffees. And I haven't seen a black turtleneck at all here. But I have my little collection of Polaroids I took during my five month stay in Berlin. The cold weather kept a a very [...]

Embarrassing Spoonie Moments

Ain't it fun being a spoonie? After juggling all the daily meds, doctor appointments, "normal" symptoms and worrying symptoms - sometimes it gives you an extra kick and you're left feeling red faced. Eventually you learn to shrug these things off, even laugh at the slightly ridiculous things that can only come with being a [...]

Bonjour From Brussels

Life can feel surreal at times, and these next five months I doubt will stop feeling surreal for me. I've finished my degree (minus two final essays), and I've started an internship in Brussels with the Greens. (Why I always end up in cities beginning with B I don't know...) And by Greens, I mean [...]