a visit to the royal greenhouses

A friend of my mother's had given her a tip to visit the royal greenhouses at Laeken, in a suburb of Brussels. Unfortunately, my mom's springtime visit did not coincide with the opening of the greenhouses to the public, which only happens for three weeks each year. However, I did follow the recommendation and made... Continue Reading →

hallerbos, the magical bluebell forest

After the long, gray days of winter, spring in Belgium is a welcome reprieve. In fact, the flowers here are absolutely incredible! I had read about Hallerbos, a forest that becomes carpeted in bluebells each spring. Depending on the weather, the best time to visit the forest for the bluebells can be anywhere from the end... Continue Reading →

the 15 of 2015: a reunion

One of the great things about living abroad is going home to family and friends. I think being overseas has helped me appreciate where I came from more than if I had never left, and I certainly appreciate the people close to me in my life more than I think they know. Last spring, I brought Scarlett to... Continue Reading →

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