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Bye bye Brussels

Brussels vignettes

I’m writing this on Saturday, my last full day in Brussels. That means I’m going home tomorrow! I feel really weird, on the one hand I really can’t wait to get back to my old life- and all the exciting preparations for my ‘new’ life. I really miss Dave now, mainly because I’m letting myself. I am looking so forward to the boring and wonderful stuff about living together. On the other hand, I am sad about leaving Brussels, and all the people I met, and my work were, and not knowing when I’ll be back. There’s a little bit of apprehensiveness about all the change that’s coming my way – we’re aiming to put our flat on the market in about two week’s time, and then if it sells ok buying a new place, my team in the Scottish Government has been restrctured, I have new responsibilities, a new line manager and all new colleagues, and then of course there’s the huge unknowable change of having a baby. Once I’m back all this will be real and actually happening, and it’s all a bit scary. But I’m sure once I’m actually home, I’ll be totally fine!

I am also becoming quite emotional in general, I think it must be the hormones. I’m not usually one for obvious displays of emotion, but I cried at the news the other day – the American shooting and the anniversary of the Norwegian shooting – and then I was getting a bit teary at the Olympics opening ceremony.

Anyway, here’s some random mobile phone photos from Brussels, taken with the vignette app. I’m due an upgrade on my phone, so will switch to an iphone – they’ve got some great deals on iphone 4 in the run up to iphone 5. So I won’t be using the vignette app again, it’s android only, but I’ll finally get instagram. so this will be the final vignette mosaic I guess!

From left to right, top to bottom: 1. at a brocante (seasonal fleamarket) 2. waffles on my terrace 3. streetart in the European quarter 4. what I got at the brocante: tray 1 euro, leather gloves 3 euros. 5. brunch 6. “1 bike = 1 less car” – not really true, but I get the sentiment 7. ethopian food 8. I wore a suit lots – well, probably about 7 or 8 times! But that’s a lot given that I hadn’t worn it at all in the previous two years. 9. I kind of think those signs are naff (you should always treat other cars as if they had a baby in them) but I like that it says bebe.

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  • Terri 1 August 2012, 6:24 am

    Well, the tears over the shootings in Colorado and in Norway are enough to make anyone cry, pregnant or not. And, whoa, so many changes coming your way. Just take a step at a time.
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  • Dora 1 August 2012, 2:07 pm

    How exciting amor!
    Yes, It is totally normal to cry at such things even more when your preg.
    I do love waffles myself.
    Good luck with everything!
    Besotes

  • Lorena 19 August 2012, 3:12 pm

    I think that much change in such a short period of time is enough to make anyone feel uneasy- however, I have been reading you for years and you lady, have your head in the right place. I am certain it will work our marvelously, youll make it work.