Final trip to the Belgian coast summer 2021

As a the final part of our three part summer holiday to various places within Belgium we went to De Haan for 3 nights. We stayed in a cosy flat in the middle of town that was decorated with a maritime theme which I feel we helped to enhance by bringing in large amounts ofContinue reading “Final trip to the Belgian coast summer 2021”

A tour of Belgium in pandemic holidays 2021 (part 1)

Due to covid travel restrictions we weren’t able to leave Belgium until recently and so we’ve ended up doing a tour of Belgium in pandemic holidays in somewhat extreme weather:-10 degrees Celsius in February, snow at Easter in April and so, so much rain in the summer. We’ve had fun exploring Belgium though and it’sContinue reading “A tour of Belgium in pandemic holidays 2021 (part 1)”

Staying out of the sky

I started reducing my flights in 2016 to only one per year and I’ve been completely flightfree since August 2018. It’s obviously been easier to stick to since the coronavirus pandemic, but I’m looking forward to staying out of the sky next year too and hopefully being able to go on a night train adventureContinue reading “Staying out of the sky”

How are they so different??

Our daughters are SO different! The younger one is so happy and cheerful and makes me feel like an excellent parent- since she could say them at 18 months old she started dropping please and thank you into conversation without prompting, and at random points in the day she will ask for a cuddle orContinue reading “How are they so different??”

Covid and Childcare

We live in Brussels and have two daughters, one who is 6 and in her last year of ‘maternelle’ or nursery school, and one is now 2 who is normally at creche (daycare) 4 days a week. In Belgium they re-opened creches as of May 2020 and nursery school age children were allowed back toContinue reading “Covid and Childcare”

Birth story

My second daughter arrived 11 days early- luckily a couple of days after the Tour de France cycling competition passed near our house otherwise with all the road closures I’m not sure how we would have made it to the hospital! I had an epidural for my second labour whereas I had a natural birthContinue reading “Birth story”