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”
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”
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”
During lockdown I couldn’t do anything art wise because looking after the kids was all consuming, but in June Belgium suddenly announced that schools would reopen and so I had a period of a month before the summer holidays to do a few things for friends.
It’s that time of year again in Brussels when people I know or friends of friends are leaving, so I’ve been drawing leaving presents for people. This one was for a friend of a friend, who wanted to fit in as many memories as she could for them of where they lived and all theContinue reading “Leaving Presents”
This is happening on Saturday. I am genuinely quite worried.
Played real-life Cluedo whilst on a weekend away with friends in the Ardennes. We may have taken it a little bit too seriously..
I drew this for a friend of a friend who’s leaving Brussels in a couple of months time.
I’ve been experimenting a bit more with pen and ink drawings of cities, and this is my attempt at a Brussels City Map- if you are familiar with the EU buildings you will hopefully recognise a lot of them on there..
Another painting of my ‘hood, the Etangs d’Ixelles (Ixelles ponds) . Should have painted some swans into it.