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Birds and Bagpipes

Every July, our city hosts a folk festival called M’Eire Morough, one of the city’s main events, along with Flanders Open Rugby and Katuit. The name supposedly has a meaning in Irish too, but it also means “a hangover tomorrow” in the local dialect. It’s a combination of music, food, games, stalls selling accessories and clothes, … Continue reading

Wallonia Day Trip (2)

After our stop in Namur, we drove on. Some time after, we found ourselves in Dinant, a picturesque city 30 km south of Namur. It’s a really beautiful city in the Meuse valley, and its name actually means “Sacred Valley” or “Luminous Gorge”. ✨ The pictures are a bit unclear because I had to take … Continue reading

Wallonia Day Trip (1)

My family has a tradition of going to the Belgian Ardennes every summer, and last summer was no different. My sisters, their spouses and kids, my brother, a cousin and her boyfriend, one sister’s befriended couple and my dad spent a week in the south. And me? Well, I’m not much of a family person, … Continue reading

Fort 8

Our last stop during Open Monument Day 2016 was Fort 8 in Hokoben, a fort built around 1860. By the time the first World War started, this building’s technology was already outdated, so they never actually got to use it. It’s a unique fortification, as it still shows the original bricks since it was never … Continue reading

Old cars and old books

Meanwhile, this year’s Open Monument Day has passed. I was supposed to go to something with knights and medieval stuff with a friend of mine, but when she got her holiday job schedule, those plans were ruined. 😣 Thus, I tagged along with my mom and her boyfriend (or husband or what ever you want to … Continue reading

The House of Saint Nicholas

It’s almost that day again; Open Monument Day, one of my favourite days of the year! On this day, you can visit a great number of monuments, heritage sites, museums and other interesting buildings for free. Some of these sites are only opened on this day, others are payable on other days. I’m usually mostly … Continue reading

First festival in years!

It had been 6 years since I last went to a music festival. Or should I say ‘live open-air performance of a band that is bigger than the ones that only play in local venues’… 🤔I did go to for example White Lies and Olly Murs in the meantime, but those were in concert halls, which give a … Continue reading

Out-of-the-blue post time!

I used to post lots of updates on facebook, and usually people liked what I had to say, but last year in June, I decided not to post for a month. A facebook detox, you could call it. Ever since, I barely post anything, yet I have SO MUCH TO SAY. And I want to … Continue reading

Our garden in June

In June, our garden is always full of life and colours. We don’t really do any gardening, except at the end of winter when I tend the summer lilacs, so many of these flowers and trees started growing there on their own (or with a little bit of help from the birds and the bees 😉 … Continue reading

Look to the sky (June)

The sky is one of the most amazing things in this world. The clouds are never the same, and the colours at sunrise and sunset are unbelievable. I’m constantly looking at the sky in awe, feeling inspired by this natural phenomenon. Of course, I’m always elated when I can spot a rare rainbow, especially a … Continue reading