Just passing, but for how long….

I think many expats go through thoughts like these every once in a while. How permanent is the situation of living abroad? How permanent is the current location? Should I return home or not, if yes, when? I know I have posted something similar to this before, but it seems to pop up every now…

Wrapping up the year 2016

It is December again, the end of the year, time of celebrations, traditions and the beginning of winter. It is a good moment to count your fortunes, check if you have offended the Karma, and how much more, or less, kilos there are on the waistline. After that we can all consider whether the year was a good…

Fears, Nightmares and Heatwave

We are having a heatwave here in Belgium. The mercury is climbing up to 33 degrees during the days. That is making my brain melt and I am starting to look like a piece of butter someone forgot on the sofa for a day; I droop. Good thing the computer is still functioning and keeps…

Bricks and Clay

If you think about it, where do bricks come from. They are originally just humble pieces of clay. Put some work into the clay and you get a brick and you can start building. It is very much the same way with our lives. You are handed over a few bricks beforehand. You have your…

Notions from along the week

  Never plan more than 4 things for a Saturday. Otherwise you’ll end up crossing the whole Belgium, twice. On the plus side, you’ll meet Louis Theroux.   Never leave map buying till the last evening. Otherwise you’ll end up cycling to Antwerp twice. Once for nothing. It is good training though.   A big…

My Brain is Loose

Do you guys sometimes have those moments, when you are not entirely in control of your brain?

I want it all, I want it now!

Mmh, you know, those days, when you want just about everything, and cannot wait for any of it for a second longer? There are those twenty different things you want to have, be, do, go, explore. But as there is only one of these moments, it is getting a bit crowded on the launching platform,…

Looking back – Going forth

It is December now, today, is the day exactly a year after my first visit to Belgium. Exciting. I guess now is the proper time to look back and see all that happened, or didn’t happen, should have happened and so on. In my case, a lot has happened. I have lived the busiest, most exciting, happiest and…

Unplugging a bloggers brain

  Unplugging your mobile, or laptop is one thing. Unplugging a brain is another. I have a long history of holidays with total computer, mobile, social media, smoke signal, radio silence. That gives you time to think. Let’s you focus on the things at hand. You see your surroundings more clearly, get the chance to hear, feel…

If there were no coincidences

Sometimes I find myself thinking, how small coincidences lead into greater things. Me and Waffle, to begin with, we met only by coincidence. Many things could have led us in so many different directions. He could have been in Poland during that June. I might have been there a couple of days earlier, or later,…