I can’t believe we are already in July and I honestly feel like I must have skipped a few days of June. Maybe because I got to travel a bit again, maybe because the weather was so changing and it seemed like we got to experience the 4 seasons in a single month… Anyway, I am actually very happy about everything that I got to do this month!
Finding beauty in the ordinary also means marvelling at nature’s wonders, and when you can’t travel to the other side of the world to discover something completely new and extraordinary, well you just have to find that little bit of magic in your everyday life. This is even more true now that travelling is… complicated, to say the least. This is what local adventures are about for me, even when there is no pandemic: making an adventure out of pretty much anything. It can be for an afternoon or just a few hours, it can be a new hike or walk in your area, taking pictures of a flower field, discovering a small town next to your city, or even just going to a museum 5 minutes away from your home. Well, in spring most of my local adventures were about flowers, and I have already talked about going to the bluebell forest a few weeks ago, for instance. Another time, I went with a friend of mine to a beautiful street close to my …
This month flew by and I don’t think I was ready for it to end. Even though I did some pretty cool stuff and summer finally started here in Belgium, I do feel like the month of June is coming a bit too early… but well, you can’t really slow down time, and here we are! My favourite things about this month: Bars and restaurants reopened! I think I have been waiting for this moment since November, when they all had to shut down because of the pandemic, so this was definitely a highlight for this month! Of course, now they can only open their outside terraces, but it is still better than nothing, and I tried to make the most of it this month, especially since the weather is finally back to what it should be! Linked to this previous point, I have really enjoyed being outside: having a drink with friends, going to the beach (finally!!), reading in the sun, etc. Everything is better when the weather is nice and the days are …
As with some of my previous local adventures, this new one is all about flowers and specifically about bluebells. These pretty purple flowers look like tiny little bells and were in full bloom at the end of April. They are usually found in woodlands and are typically associated with fairies and magic.
What a week this has been! While I was busy trying to find some balance in everything that is going on in my life and in the world, I haven’t had a chance to dedicate a blog post for each of these amazing milestones that I’ve recently reached, so I will just group them all under one single post.
Spring is finally here and I couldn’t be happier about it! I have bought some cute plants and flowers for my flat and small balcony, and watering and taking care of them has been so nice. The only thing is that I feel like I never have enough so I constantly want to buy new ones and turn my flat into a spring garden…
“After a while it occurred to me that between the covers of each of those books lay a boundless universe waiting to be discovered.” Carlos Ruiz Záfon The Shadow of the Wind is an incredibly engaging ode to literature, a book within a book which takes you on a riveting and poetic adventure filled with mystery, romance, action and humour, all at the same time.
It was a year ago that I published my very first monthly review on this blog, and I feel like so much has changed – in the world and in my life – since then. Spring is definitely here and I couldn’t be happier about it, and this month has been overall very good.
I think it was in my Travel Photo post that I mentioned Aiva’s beautiful blog: Our Crossings. Well, I will mention it again today, to thank her for her nomination to this award! Her blog is truly outstanding and beautiful, and her posts are incredibly interesting and informative, so if you haven’t done it already, please go and check out her blog!
Bruges is one of those cities who will almost always be mentioned in travel “bucket lists” for Europe destinations. And it is for sure one of the most visited cities in Belgium – if not the most visited. This is simply because it somehow looks too pretty to be real, a bit like a town that would come straight out of the illustrations of a fairy-tale book.