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

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May ’16

May wasn’t the best month for me, with a thesis deadline, imminent exams and falling ill, but this is exactly why I like to compose these posts because they make myself see how many good things there were this month, despite “the bad” (not even that bad, really, but complaining about it helps). So here are some things I’ve loved this month.

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A sunny day at Het Vinne, a domain in Zoutleeuw.
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Seeing Kaatje after she spent a few months of interning in Stockholm.Come back already!
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Soaking up the sun, having a picknick and acing a game of Scrabble in the park. I love Sundays
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One last dinner at our student restaurant, de Brug, made fancy with some tiramisu and plastic spoons. When we dine out, we dine in style.Β 
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Finding my favourite snapchat filter
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Lunch breaks that consists of some sunshine, some reading and a whole lot of strawberries
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Celebrating Anke’s birthday in the park.
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Going for ice cream in our city with my mum and my brother
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Pondering the meaning of artwork at S.M.A.K. in Ghent
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Oh, and did I mention I love berries? In any shape, form or colour?
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Finding a HUGE picture of myself at 7 years old
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Attending a Les Truttes concert with friends. (Picture by Les Truttes)
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More ice cream and sunshine
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Finally finishing my MA thesis and handing it in. The lady at student registrations said: Well, I’m going to take it from you now, okay?, while she carefully took my thesis in hand. She understands it’s like giving up a baby.
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This person, every day.
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Discovering this new yoghurt place at the train station that has soy yoghurt too! Won’t be my last visit, that’s for sure.
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A post-exam treat: Belgian Tricolor Donuts