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Belle is a writer and communications professional who is giving up her home, her job and her social life in London to start afresh in Belgium with her partner. This blog chronicles the highs and lows of her journey into life as an expat. More Info

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Belle goes to Belgium: The Expat Chronicles

Belle goes to Belgium: The Expat Chronicles

Four Seasons in One Day

August 4, 2015 by Belle

There is perhaps some irony in the fact that, yesterday, whilst languorously sunning myself on the terrace in the 28 degree evening heat, I thought: “I must write another Angloinfo… Read more…

Categories: The Weather

Summer Rain, Naked Cyclists and Pigeon Poo

June 22, 2015 by Belle

It was unusual waking up to the sound of rain this morning. Despite the Belgians’ protestations of near-constant bad weather here in Brussels, I have found it generally quite clement… Read more…

Categories: Daily Life

Fashion Faux Pas, Kamikaze Bus Drivers and S.A.D

March 9, 2015 by Belle

I’ve come a long way since the unfortunate incident with the dog poo in my first week in Belgium, but judging by the looks I received today on my walk… Read more…

Categories: Noticing Changes

Dog Poo, Traffic Lights and Other Belgian Delights

February 6, 2015 by Belle

Dog poo is a problem here in Brussels, as I found out to my chagrin on my way to work in my very first week. Once you’ve slipped on an… Read more…

Categories: Noticing Changes

New Year in Brussels

January 13, 2015 by Belle

As another year begins I find myself settling back into Brussels life. After a frenetic Christmas back in the UK catching up with family and friends I’m happy to reclaim… Read more…

Categories: New Year

Week Five Update

December 2, 2014 by Belle

It’s been just over five weeks since we moved to Brussels and so far it’s going really well. We’ve now moved out of our temporary ‘box’ flat into a more… Read more…

Categories: Noticing Changes

On Overstimulation (aka the ‘Strung-out Subconscious’)

November 13, 2014 by Belle

It’s been less than three weeks since I packed up my belongings, bade London – my home of ten years – goodbye and set off for pastures new in Brussels…. Read more…

Categories: Noticing Changes

Settling In

November 4, 2014 by Belle

It’s been eleven days since I arrived in Brussels to start my new life. In some respects the move has felt seamless, natural and entirely without stress: We found an… Read more…

Categories: New Life Challenges

And So To Brussels…

October 25, 2014 by Belle

Five months ago, when my boyfriend first raised the possibility of a move to Belgium for his work, I didn’t really see it happening. Having lived in London for the… Read more…

Categories: New Life Challenges