Day 269 – Happy Mondays no.2

….. Relating People with strong and broad social relationships are happier, healthier and live longer. Close relationships with family and friends provide love, meaning, support and increase our feelings of self worth. Broader networks bring a sense of belonging. So taking action to strengthen our relationships and build connections is essential for happiness. via Action for Happiness. … Continue reading

Day 268 – safe on the street, Sunday….

Our street closed today for it’s autumn party.  Kids can cycle and skate all day (and jump on the bouncy castle for hours -> I don’t know where they get their energy from!).  Adults can chill and chat, enjoy shared wine and food, and generally gossip with their neighbours.  And we can all shout at … Continue reading

Day 267 – sunny saturday

The sun might have headed south for the winter, but this weekend has brought an unexpected warm spell to Brussels, at last.  Autumn has been pushed backwards here for the next few days, yippee! Taxi Mum went into overdrive (and overheated a bit) this weekend with the start of the football season (running alongside the … Continue reading

Day 266 – autumn equinox

Today we passed into the Autumnal Equinox at 09.04am this morning.  It is the point where technically the sun passes from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere for the longer part of the day, ie our days start to become shorter (and in the south they start to become longer).  Autumn has truly arrived.  … Continue reading

Day 265 – a sacred bordello

need this at home………….. found on the terrace, at a shrine to great food La Meilleure Jeunesse, Brussels No wonder it’s known as the Sacred Bordello, great place to hang out with good friends on a Thursday night, but make sure you’re planning a quiet Friday in the office!! (all other photo’s unpublishable!!)  

Day 263 – 10pm Muffins

Sometimes I’m so buzzing with energy in the evening, with so many thoughts overloading my brain, that I know sleep is still quite a few hours away. At that point it’s best to just go with the flow and follow whatever I fancy doing (providing of course that it is legal!). Last night it was … Continue reading

Day 262 – Happy Mondays!

The path to inner joy is simple – commit random acts of kindness, relax and be thankful for what you’ve got….. this was a lovely Monday thought picked up via  Pursuit of happiness | Life and style | The Guardian. and further detailed in the campaign Action for Happiness. and one it’s not so difficult … Continue reading

Day 264 – sometimes life is full of surprises…..

Last night, sitting at the kitchen table, someone whispered in my ear…..’I think I’ll try wearing a skirt tomorrow’.  Silence.  Luckily it wasn’t Hubbie, or my son, which might have resulted in me falling off my stool.  But for my daughter to state this, was equally as shocking!  This is the girl who wriggled out … Continue reading

Day 261 – car free Sunday!

We started at the market at Flagey, stocking up on picnic contents, comparing routes with Pieter and the gang, and admiring the latest graffiti art from Denis Meyers…… The first lap took us home, (to drop off my sunday shopping!) then down to Watermael Boitsfoit to the next Sunday market where we chilled in the … Continue reading

Day 260 – Sick on a Saturday, no way!

Sitting still, taking it easy, and relaxing are not a natural part of my vocabulary.   I know through previous incidents, that this is the only way to recover, but I am still completely useless at putting theory into practice!  I have this built in, keep going button, that is very difficult to reset at … Continue reading