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

 

 

 

 

 

 

April ’16

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Fika with Seya, chatting away about our future plans and what it’s like going through our quarter life crisis 
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Celebrating Sophie’s 23rd birthday. And our table number being accidentally numbered her new age.
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Planning exams (not fun) in this pretty notebook (fun)
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Strawberries and New Girl episodes
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Soaking up some of that first spring sun with Joke at the Vooruit
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Finally meeting Mathilde and getting a Swedish  Kex bar as a gift. 
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This. The Sint Pieter’s Abbey’s garden
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Going to the Natural History Museum in Brussels with my favourite person
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And drawing some ridiculous dinosaurs
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Trying out winged liner and wearing my new spring jacket
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When Mum cooks you some delicious risotto
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A warm and sunny evening run (or walk, whatever)
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When your brother sends you this on Snapchat to cheer you on while writing your thesis
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Postcards from Iceland
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IKEA. Forever my second home. 
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Listening to some enchanting story tellers at the International Storytelling Festival in Alden Biezen
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Signs of spring in general
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Floraliën Ghent 
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Pretty houses in Ghent

March ’16

My favourite snippets from this month. It’s been a GREAT one.

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Seeing Years&Years in concert at Forest National with Sophie and Emma
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Dusk and my favourite tree in Ghent
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Some surprisingly strange and colourful breakfast
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Watching Malala Yousafzai’s inspring journey
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Eating some oliebollen with Emma before watching De Mol
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Seeing one of the best movie’s I’ve seen in a while with Inneke. Movie review here.
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My mum and I spoiling ourselves with some flowers
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Cooking my family some Thai curry
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Seeing this cutiepie on Sunday (She’s my uncle’s dog)
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Soaking up some sun behind the window in my new linnen shirt
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My Aussie friend Hannah sending me this. I didn’t know peanut butter Tim Tams were a thing until now. I’ve been missing out: someone send me more, now, please!
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Some of that first spring sunshine
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The most beautiful and vibrant sunset. Making waiting for the train all that much more bearable.
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My new watch. And getting to 10 000 words on my thesis. Nearly halfway, yesss
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Taking part in Ghent’s Student Written Spelling Contest (what is the word for this, peepz?)
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Seeing so much love after the attacks in Brussels. It lifts my heart.
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Discovering more castles in Ghent
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Seeing a dance performance in this gorgeous place
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Ghent. Never fails to disappoint.
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I mean, come on.
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Dressing up to go to our faculty’s ball.
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After Crazy Cat Lady, our newest revelation: Crazy Plant Lady, hoarding plants like there’s no tomorrow, aka Gwennin at IKEA.
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Seeing Matt Corby live at Le Botanique in Brussels with my brother
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Brussels at its finest.
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Daydreaming of my trip to Canada
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Celebrating Easter Monday with my favourite people