Brussels City Museum

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Brussels City Museum

I’ve been into the Grand Place about a thousand times over the last three years, I’ve been amazed by the stunning architecture of guildhalls that surround you on all sides. I’ve snapped a gazillion pics and taken everyone who visited us in Brussels to see it, but this was the…

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Cat Seat Le Chat Touille

The Cat Cafe in Brussels

Phil and I adopted two cats when we first moved in together, they were brother and sister (not actually related, but had been together since they were born), the boy died about a year later, it broke my heart into thousands of pieces.  His sister lived for six more years, before…

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Bobby Jo's 1950's Diner Southend On Sea

Back At Bobby Jo’s Diner

I feel like I’ve been dragging my heels in publishing this and I suspect that’s because it is my final post from my UK trip.  It makes me realise just how long it is going to be before I’m back and I’m not sure I’m entirely comfortable with thinking about…

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Balloons London View

Viewing London From The Orbit

When I told Philip I was taking Mum to The Orbit, he didn’t have a clue what I was on about.  ‘The big squiggly sculpture at the Olympic Park’ I told him,  ‘you can go up to the top and look out over London’. I still don’t think he really…

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Lambs Marsh Farm

Mucking About At Marsh Farm

Our day at Marsh Farm started with Brunch – as all good days should.  The charming Tillie’s Tea Room making a lovely setting to tuck into our fry-ups.  Sausages for the meat-eaters and lots of mushrooms for me. Before long the birthday boy arrived along with the rest of the family….

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Mum and Niece Ella London

A Morning At The Tate Modern

I can’t remember what we were talking about when my beloved Niece Ella told me that she wanted to go to an art gallery.  But it stuck in the back of my mind and as soon as I had the chance I took both her and my Mum to check…

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Grumpy's Diner Southend

Happy Dining at Grumpy’s

Southend-on-Sea isn’t a huge place, so I was rather surprised to learn that it has two completely separate 1950′s diners.  It seemed only fair that I compare the two Grumpy’s Diner is the newer kid on the block, unlike Bobby Jo’s it is located away from the busy seafront. Mum…

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Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour of London

A tour of Central London, on a traditional red bus WHILST you have afternoon tea.  I discovered that my dream could be a reality whilst reading this post from Jess-On-Thames and new that I had to try it out for myself. After a stroll through London and a visit to the…

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Feeding Cows

Feeding The Animals; Our Last Day In Stapleford

It may seem that I am a little behind with my posts at the moment, but I’m not.  OK I am a little, but only because I am trying to keep things in some kind of chronological(ish) order.  Now that I’ve finished all my NYC posts, it’s time to get…

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Perfect Door MoMA

Snow Day at MoMA

I was just a little bit overwhelmed when I arrived in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Firstly by how many people were there and secondly by the size of the museum and all the things to see inside it. We got there first thing…

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Brussels

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

Two years and ten months since our big move from the UK to Belgium; today we start our next adventure with our move from Brussels to Dubai. I’m excited, really excited to move to the Middle East. It has been tough getting everything sorted, but now all 78 jobs have…

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