Signs I need as a pedestrian

Being a pedestrian in Brussels is infuriating. The combination of constantly having to dodge dog poo and dangerously driven tax free company cars makes me feel that instead of mouthing swear words at SUV drivers I need actual signs in multiple languages! And yes, it is a systemic problem that we have designed our citiesContinue reading “Signs I need as a pedestrian”

The fifth wave

I’m so torn between keeping my daughter in school because she’s six, she needs school! She needs friends! She needs to get out of the house! I need her out of the house! Set against the inevitability of her getting covid in the next few weeks given the higher transmissibility of the Omicron variant andContinue reading “The fifth wave”

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)”

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”

New Years Eve trip

At the end of 2020 we took a little trip to Beauraing in the Ardennes and stayed in a little self-catered apartment attached to the owner’s main home. I don’t think we will ever stay there again as the layout made it quite tricky with the girls and none of us were able to sleepContinue reading “New Years Eve trip”

Trip to the Belgian coast

We had a few days on the Belgian coast during my daughter’s half term holiday. It was really nice to see the sea, and I would highly recommend the farm that we stayed on vakantiehoeve ‘t Goed ter Leeuwen. We’re going to go back in February again, and ha this time try not to accidentallyContinue reading “Trip to the Belgian coast”