Last weekend I visited my sister in Germany! Brussels is so great for travelling, there are so many amazing high speed train connections to everywhere! The pictures are mainly from an area in Düsseldorf, Flingern, where she works (they live in a town about 45minutes away). It has loads of great independent shops, nice cafes and funkily dressed people with kids. It’s a little bit like Prenzlauerberg in Berlin, except not quite so full on. German Wikipedia says that it’s a traditional working class area that is increasingly gentrified. It definitely has it’s own identity, they had two different ‘Greetings from Flingern’ postcards in the shops, showing such exciting sights as a bus stop and the Currywurst stand. They’re quite funny, I might scan them in if I can locate a colour scanner. I never did see Düsseldorf centre either, so this is all I know of the city!
We walked along the shops, then went for coffee and bagels and then immediately afterwards for ice cream in a place that can hold it’s own against the gelato places we went on on honeymoon. They don’t have that many flavours, but unusual ones. I had passion fruit, sour cherry and tonka bean (no, me neither. It tasted a bit like white chocolate), Sarah had passion fruit too, poppy seed and peanut. Then we wandered back, and I was going to buy a wallet from this shop, but randomly everything in that area closes at 4.30 on a Saturday, so I missed my chance. I’m getting Sarah to get one for me, but I don’t know if she has it yet. I do like to buy stuff while visting places, then whenever you use the thing it reminds you!
Outfit stats on me: * dress – h&m * cardie – new look * shoes – gift * shoulder bag – dave made it * foldawayable shopping bag – gift * elephant brooch – a Brussels vintage market *