The month of October flew by and was so filled with things (and, surprisingly, sunshine) that I didn’t really have the chance to cosy up and get in an “autumnal” mood. It was a birthday month filled with adventures that left me quite tired but full of amazing memories.
I haven’t been very active on this blog lately, because of the busy summer months, juggling between trying to find peace and quiet moments for myself and seeing people, going on holidays and enjoying the end of summer outside of my home.
I had been waiting for summer in Belgium basically since September last year but it was, sadly, very disappointing. The month of July especially, since we had rain for days, so much that the country was hit by disastrous floods. However, I was lucky enough to have some days off of work that I used to escape the cold weather and rain and go to warmer places with a lot of sun. I also took a bit of a break from this blog, so this monthly review will be a two-in-one that includes both July and August! My favourite things about these months: Sea, summer and sunny days: I will talk about my adventures a bit more in detail later and in other blog posts, but my favourite thing this month by far was being able to enjoy the sun (and the sea) in three different countries: Croatia, France and Italy. After weeks of rain in Belgium, this was much needed! Visiting islands in Croatia: during my trip to Croatia, which was amazing, one of …
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!
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 …
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!