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

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!

 

November ’16

I took a deep breath in, and then out. And the month was gone.

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Ghent looking spiffing at night
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Two advent calendars to get me through December: one chocolate, one tea, perfect combo
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Someone very excited for the Holidays. Doesn’t that face just radiate enthusiasm?
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Early mornings make for great sunrises
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Golden hour in Saint Gilles in Brussels
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A train that clearly has lost all consciousness of time
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A picture perfect fika
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This cute store in Ghent. 
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When my make-up worked out just as I wanted it to
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Strolling through Brussels at night
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Job interviews that take you places, like this rooftop view over Leuven
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The morning sunlight trying to tell me something
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Resisting the urge to buy more plants
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Finishing a first drawing. 
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Going to see a dance performance in this fancy place, the Minardschouwburg
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Even fancier dining at this castle for my parents’ 25 year anniversary
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This soft light. Really I just enjoy my apartment view!
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Fika in real roccoco style at Alice with Seya
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Bars that dual up as book stores
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Walking around town
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Freezing temperatures and letting your face warm by the sun on a crisp and clear day
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This cute little street that radiates warmth (and being reposted by the @visitgent instagram page because they liked this photo too! Life goal! ;) )
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Pretty train rides home after school

October ’16

Things I’ve loved this month…

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This month’s favourite hairdo. The advantages of growing my hair to donate it is having more hairdo options. 
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Finally trying this Balls&Glory thing and realising it is actually pretty glorious indeed
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Kroketje uit de muur
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Forest walks in Tervuren
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The cutest (and most deliciously nutritious) breakfast in Eindhoven
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The sky on a very very very very very early Monday morning in Bruges’ train station
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Trying to take a photo of a ladybug and accidentally catching it in its great escape
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Fall colours
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Hearing one of my favourite authors discuss his new book and the process of writing 
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And getting him to sign my book!
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This rainbow to introduce the weekend
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Finishing a first drawing in Illustrator. Proud moment.
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Slowly falling in love with Brussels
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Taking some time to relax and have a nice cuppa tea
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Fresh flowers and the sunlight that hits them perfectly as I wake up
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Donuts in delicious flavours at COCO Donuts Brussels and coming up with a new category for my blog: #HOTSPOT
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Dressing up as 99 Luftballons for a housewarming party
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Making a real life instagram wall at home with pictures that I took during travels
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Red lipstick and Sunday walks to the book and flower market in Ghent
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Another day, another book market, this time with an even nicer view and a sunnier day

Until next month,

Silke

September ’16

Hey folks!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these monthly favourites. After the end of the exams I spent 6 weeks in Canada and most of the time after that I spent working until the start of September. With winter on its way and shorter days, I thought it appropriate to start this series up again and focus a bit on the (high)lights in these dark(er) days to come.

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The view from my new apartment in Ghent
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Eating delicious pralines at the Chocolate Village in Brussels
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Ghent meets Up
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Freshly washed bed sheets (even better because I did the laundry myself. Accomplished and responsible adult right here!)
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Showing my best friends a bit of Ghent and enjoying what little quality time we have with our busy lives.
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Graduation day. Even though I actually graduated in July, it was nice to be reminded of what an accomplishment this actually is. A very happy day.
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My new roomies! From top to bottom meet Jolien, Nathalie, Sophie and Gillian (named after some of my favourite people). If you find the fourth fish you deserve a round of applause.
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A day in Bruges as a way to end what was an amazing summer
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This sunrise
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Sunday brunch with Sophie in Ghent
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Filling my apartment with living things. For now that means lots of plants. 
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Seeing Birdy live at the Royal Circus in Brussels.
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Catching up with Lena, whom I hadn’t seen in a year. Time and distance are irrelevant when you are close friends.
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Reading the Metro newspaper on my commute to school on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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Seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play in London (Thanks, Lena!)
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The first signs of autumn and the privileges of missing someone
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London. 
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Brussels.
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An unexpected visit to Leuven. And (poetry) book shops.
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This Art Deco interior
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Spotting the best make-up first at my job at Kruidvat and paying next to nothing for it
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Sunday strolls in Ghent
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Shopping with my mum in Hasselt.
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Soaking up those lasts bits of sunshine with Emma at the Blaarmeersen
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Second hand book markets and shops. And also celebrating six months together with this guy. 

Let’s see what October has in store, shall we?

Love,

Silke