Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Like a Virgin

A month ago we (finally) left for our honeymoon, to the Green Island (Sao Miguel, Azores). It was my first „island holiday”: I arrived like an island virgin & left like an island lover. The wonderful landscapes, the total absence of city life (no shopping to do, no m’as-tu-vu spots) and laid-back lifestyle (which I suppose is typical of small islands, far away from hectic mainland life) made this vacation one of the best summer breaks ever. Still this doesn't mean that Le Hubby and I have been lazy bones. On a scooter we explored the island, to enjoy the wonders of nature it has to offer. 

One week away from the mainland felt great and I came back reloaded, ready to do some city tripping (Paris and Lille) before going back to work mid-August. 

Santa Barbara Beach, Baby. Splendid surfing spot.

Lagoa de Fogo, having our heads in the clouds. Literally.

Gorreana Tea Plantation, the one and only in Europe so far.

P.S. The sun sets a little earlier every day now, time to start to get ready for fall. 

Monday, 24 July 2017


Let's go swimming in the pool, in Brussels' one and only outdoor pool for example. More info:

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Belgium's got talent

The "oldest fine leather goods house in the world since 1829" (i.e. Delvaux) proves that indeed, Belgium's got talent. 

Shopping window Delvaux store
Brussels (Galerie de la Reine)

Thursday, 6 July 2017


They have to stand in the corner, the bar, the "hurricane plant" and the new lantern. Not because of misbehaviour. On the opposite, they are doing well, being all nice together. Maybe I should be standing in the corner because the "Monstera Deliciosa" (i.e. the plant) ... Well, let's say I did not treat it properly: too much water, too much sunlight, no support to make it grow upwards and now it's almost dying. Actually I had to put it in a dark corner of the living room in a desperate attempt to save it from losing more leaves or worse ... from dying. The rescue resulted in the cosy corner you see below.