July ’17

Summer is in full swing and life is as busy as ever. Here’s a short overview of what kept me busy in July.

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My new notebook that I use for lists of any shape and kind
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This view on a day at work – what even is my life?
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Celebrating our Flemish holiday with some baked goodies. 
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A sunny day in Brussels
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Celebrating one of my friends’ 25th birthday!
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Doing my make-up with my new Peach Palette and liking the result
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Seeing this as I walk towards our garden
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Enjoying the outlines of the garden on the bed
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A late birthday dinner
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This guy – every day made better
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This splendid lunch view over Brussels at the MIM
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This funny doorbell at the beguinage of Diest
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Celebrating late birthdays together with friends
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Surprise visits to Sint Gillis and having drinks at a sunny bar
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Having fika at Peck47 in a new summer dress
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Cute streets in Leuven
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Game night with my boyfriends’ friends
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Late night strolls through Ghent city centre
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Catching up with friends at the HAP food truck festival
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Cozy nights at home (with a recycled bottle as a candlelight)
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Plants! Yay! 
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On the job – discovering the gateway to paradise
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Visiting the botanical garden of Leuven with my mum
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Yet another day at the office 
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Picture perfect cobbled streets in Leuven

August has been incredibly busy already and there’s yet more to come. That makes for lots of pictures though! Can’t wait to show you.

Until then,

Love,

Silke

June ’17

It’s officially summer and I’m excited for it! :-) Here’s what bits were my favourite last month.

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Eating fancy eclairs in Ukkel
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Going to the zoo
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Hosting my parents for brunch and using the edible flowers from our garden
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The blue sky on our walk along the beach
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Home made iced tea
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Riding a tandem bike for the first time 
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Having the privilege of seeing the view over Leuven from the tiny balcony at our office
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Seeing the sun set with the one I love
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Eating birthday cake
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A first run
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Meeting Kaatje at the Kaaitheater cafe
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Having biscuit cake with Sophie after work
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Seeing the man on the right taking a snooze because why not?
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Coming into the office on Monday and seeing this
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Discovering the hidden gems in the beguinage in Diest
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Enjoying the gallery when it’s not too crowded
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Catching this photo (with my phone!) and absolutely loving how color-coordinated these two are. This is my favourite photo of the month

Love,

Silke

May ’17

Here are my favourite snippets from the past month.

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Getting a new exotic plant for our bedroom
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Cocktails at the food truck festival in Brussels
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Reading outside on our little patio with candles at 11 PM (!)
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This picture perfect home desk set-up. Pretty in pink.
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Having breakfast in bed together
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Baking cookies on an extra day off
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Pulling out the summer dresses on our city trip to Lisbon
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This explosion of colours as I drop this Lush bath bomb in a hot bath
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Visiting the Open M exhibition during lunch at work
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Prepping for Lisbon
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Searching for edible flowers on a foraging workshop and walk
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Accidentally ending up in the Pride parade at the Stock Exchange in Brussels. And also sunny days.
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Finally getting to visit the Helen B shop in Ghent. How cute, right?
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The cool architecture of the Tour & Taxis building 
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Pretty flowers
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Healthy granola and my cool new mug from Helen B.
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The Steve McCurry exhibition
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Sipping lattes, eating cake and watching people. Life can be simple sometimes.
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This rooftop view over Brussels that makes me dream of New York.
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Visiting my friend Lena at her new abode in Hulst, Netherlands
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Lying on the grass to enjoy the sun

Can’t wait for June. What’s your month been like?

Love,

Silke

April ’17

I can’t believe it’s May already! Time flies when you’re having fun (or when you are too busy to notice the shifting of days) :-) Time to look back on my favourite moments of April.

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When after months of waiting, the blossoms on the fruit trees finally came peeking!
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A lazy afternoon stroll in my home town that had a ferris wheel for some reason
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A walk through the blossoming fruit trees and receiving a “bouquet” on the way :-)
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A morning walk through the enchanting Hallerbos
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Enjoying the warmth of a fire on a cold evening walk
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A visit to the Radiohuis (radio house) in Leuven with a bunch of colleagues (I like the chairs a lot!)
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Discovering a castle in our very own backyard as it were
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Having coffee in the cosiest café in Tienen
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Playing dress-up for our 90s themed housewarming
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which included 90s themed snacks! Such a colourful sight.
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More morning walks through the blossoms and having a talented photographer as a boyfriend (or was it a lucky shot?)
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Having a Hugo cocktail with elderflower on a sunny day with friends
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Our weekly visit to this gorgeous swimming pool. I absolutely adore the lighting and the way the shadows of the trees play with the water.
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Our house. It’s surprising how fast this place has become a home. This photo was taken right before our friends came to visit for our housewarming.
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Camping (and freezing a little bit (a lot)) in this lush scenery
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Spending sunny days in beautiful surroundings
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Cutting my hair for ThinkPink and donating 25 centimeters
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This photo of apples makes me happy
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Spending a sunny day with two of my best friends enjoying the weather and each other’s company
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They way our community has made the city so colourful – a job well done

I can’t wait for more of these treasured moments to come. I can’t wait, because we have some exciting thing planned. See you next month,

Love,

Silke

February ’17

Short but sweet is probably the perfect way to describe February. Also a small head’s up, I won’t be having as much time for my blog as I’d like to. So, if it’s quieter around here, that’s because I’m busy with, well, life, and I don’t want my blog to become a burden.  Anyways, here is what I enjoyed this month:

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Thousands of lights lighting brightening up the Sportpaleis during the Bastille concert, which was mind blowing! 
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Finding Swedish oat drink at IKEA, nom nom nom
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The new cactus in our house getting a little inhabitant
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This Valentine’s crane bird I got from G
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Feeling like a little kid in dungarees
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The neighbour’s cat coming to say hi in the morning
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A sunny Saturday in Ghent
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Feeling nostalgic for Sweden and its amazing bread
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Brussels’ beautiful buildings at dusk when I go home from work
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Picking out a cactus in cacti heaven
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Date night with this handsome fella
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Work on location
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A second visit to COCO Donuts
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A much needed weekend in Paris after all the moving, assembling furniture and redecorating
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This soft pink sky in Ghent
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And this view of Leuven as the work week ends. 

December ’16

The last one of the year!

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A picture perfect blue sky in Ghent
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Finally putting my photos from my trip to Canada in a proper album
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Trying something new for breakfast: porridge with apple and cinnamon
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This enchanting view from the ferris wheel at the Brussels Christmas Market
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Seeing the Dom in Köln from the Christmas Market
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Completing my HAY kaleidoscope tray collection
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Forever my favourite gallery in Brussels
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A beautiful misty morning in Bruges
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Holiday prep with tea and Swedish chocolates
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A colourful and delicious mix of thyme and rosemary roasted vegetables, my favourite
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The Grand Place in Brussels in its stunning Christmas attire
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Celebrating Lucia at the Scandinavian language faculty at my old university
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Catsitting
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Last-minute decision to go into a crazy Christmas photo booth in Durbuy
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Waking up to this
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Decorating the Christmas tree and watching it from my living room. Hygge.
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Baking mince pies
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This castle and a sunset that, combined, look like something out of a Disney movie
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A boyfriend that know me really well

See you in 2017!