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

Floraliën Gent 2016 – a photo report

What?
A festival held every five years all about making artworks out of flowers. An impressive and beautiful sight to see.

Where?
Ghent. This year, at 4 different locations: the Sint-Pieters square, abbey and abbey garden, the Bijloke, the old barracks (Leopoldskazerne) and the Citadelpark.

More information?
The Floraliën still run until May 1 2016. Tickets are available from their website, as well as more information: click here. (I swear I am not sponsored, but I realise I just sounded like I am)

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Apparently it takes a lot of focus and concentration to eat a biscuit

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October 15

I don’t always have a lot to say about my daily life. Not a lot happens most days. But every month I end up with a collection of photo’s, memories, that are not worth mentioning on their own, but that have somehow added up. So I thought, why not share them? The idea is to start a new series, where I share my monthly favourites (sort of like those people on YouTube), but rather than material things, they will be snapshots of small things that I’ve enjoyed over the past month. Today marks my first of those posts. Let’s discover October! My favourite moments:

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Introducing my new pet to the household. Cozy, right?
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Talking to other (future) globetrotters at the Go Strange information fair with Gwennin, one of my fellow volunteers in Indonesia.
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Seeing these guys on a random Sunday afternoon stroll in my city. Notice how the guy is beckoning me to get in. I politely declined this request.
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Finding millions of buttons in a shop that same afternoon.
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Ending a sunny afternoon talking to a friend until the sun goes down.
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Reminiscing over this moment with my Aussie friend Hannah. Probably one of my favourite photos ever taken. We skype whenever I miss her. So a lot.
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Half succeeding to do a fishtail braid with my short(er) hair.
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When you’re trying to study for an exam, but your folder just refuses to cooperate. No, just no.
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Meeting Alexander Skarsgård with Seya. Better believe it, bitches.
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Visiting family and watching the sun set as we drive home.
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Playing board games with my best friends. I’m a huge board game fan. Things get competitive.
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Fall. Autumn. Herfst. Höst. Beautiful in every language.

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Experimenting with new vegetables. Butternut and spaghetti pumpkin.
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Discovering new places. Het Pand, Ghent.
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Evening strolls in the city centre

Love,

Silke